Sampling techniques are an essential tool for process operators


Who should attend?

The short learning programme “Sampling” is aimed at process operators who want to enhance their samplings skills.


Prior learning requirements

Matric with a minimum of Mathematics APS 4 and Science APS 4.


Course objectives and structure

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Generate descriptive statistics
  • Create graphical displays
  • Manipulate and categorize data
  • Calculate confidence intervals for means and proportions
  • Perform test of significance such as t-tests and one-way ANOVA
  • Obtain trend lines and perform a regression analysis
  • Perform tests of independence
  • Calculate relative risks and associated confidence intervals
  • Calculate odds ratios and associated confidence intervals

The following subjects, including one practical session, will be addressed:

  • Introduction to theory of Sampling
  • Generic sampling procedures
  • Sampling methods
  • Sampling preservation
  • Sampling of solid material
  • Sampling of liquid
  • Sampling of gases
  • Basic sampling statistics
  • pH techniques
  • Density
  • Specific gravity

The students are evaluated by completing tests on the work covered.

To Register

Please download the application form which you will find under "Forms, Fees and Duration". Send your completed application form and a copy of your ID document for the attention of the SLP Co-ordinator at InnoVenton, Louise Hamilton.

Receipt of the application form will be acknowledged by e-mail.