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Geochemical field monitoring

5 credits

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Full course description

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Government of Western Australia, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation logo

Learn to carry out the chemical analysis of various rock types on country.

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to conduct various chemical analysis techniques for the rock types relevant to the Murujuga Rock Art Monitoring Project.

Who is this credential for?


This credential is for rangers from the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation.

The course provides foundation knowledge and therefore does not require prior study or experience.


What you will learn


This course will be delivered online and on-country. By completing this credential you will learn to:

  • understand the geological and chemical principles of chemical analyses, including water geochemistry
  • be able to conduct various chemical analyses on the rock types that are relevant to Murujuga Rock Art Monitoring Project
  • be able to record data correctly
  • troubleshoot and maintain geochemical analysis equipment.



To successfully complete this credential, you are required to pass a final face-to-face assessment. You will be asked to show your knowledge of the fundamental principles related to analysis, and demonstate how to use equipment, including practical scenarios of identifying problems with operation. You will also be required to answer questions online regarding equipment operation and maintenance.


Meet your facilitator


Dr Toni Hannelly
Dr Toni Hannelly

Senior Lecturer/School of Population Health

Toni Hannelly is a researcher and senior lecturer in Curtin’s School of Population Health. She is an expert in environmental health and safety, including impact of air pollution on respiratory conditions, and has authored several book chapters and journal articles in her research topics.


Earn a badge


Once you successfully complete and pass the final face-to-face assessment, you'll earn a digital badge that is instantly shareable to your social networks (including LinkedIn) which showcases your new skills and knowledge mastery.

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This credential provides foundation knowledge in a discipline and doesn't require previous knowledge.

You will also earn 5 credit points which are in line with Australian Qualification Framework Level 8 criteria, ensuring comprehensive theoretical and/or technical knowledge of the credential. 100 credit points are required to earn a Graduate Certificate at Curtin.

Key skills obtained on the successful completion of this credential also include Environmental Geology KS123L26Z5LV32TYYS85.


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Contact us


For more information on this, or any other questions about Curtin Credentials, email us at or call Curtin Connect at 1300 222 888.


*Curtin may cancel or reschedule a credential at any time and for any reason as it sees fit. The Start Date and the other details of this credentials are provided as a general guide only and may change from time to time.

✝This credential involves 30 hours of online resources, readings, activities and assessments. However to pass and earn 5 credit points, you may need to commit further time.

^A mix of online and on-country face-to-face learning.

§Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.

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Start: ## Month 2024
End: ## Month 2024*

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Duration: 30 hours
Length: 1 day per month over 5 months

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Delivery Mode: Blended^

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Price: $### GST excl.§

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