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In addition to calibration and consultancy services, the Measurement Standards laboratory offers a wide range of practical training courses. Scheduled courses, open to all, are conducted annually. We can also provide 'in-house specials' tailored to your needs and presented on site. You can find out more on the types of courses we run here.


Upcoming Courses

  • August 2017

    Density measurement is used in wide variety of applications ranging from process monitoring to laboratory analysis. The course is suitable for those with or without previous experience in density measurement.

  • August 2017

    A hands-on workshop on pressure gauge calibration including equipment, calibration methods, and deadweight testers. Relevant to those checking and calibrating gauges and meeting accreditation and QA requirements.

  • August 2017

    Practical course covering problems with the use and calibration of infrared radiation thermometers, including reflections, absorption, emissivity, and instrumental effects. Builds confidence in measurements from −50 °C to 2000 °C

  • August 2017

    This course introduces balances and weighing. It covers sources of error in measurements, common pitfalls of weighing and problem solving associated with the use of balances or weights used for checking and calibrating balances.

  • August 2017

    Gives a broad overview of measurement and calibration principles, and calculation of uncertainty. Designed for technical staff making, reporting, designing, or auditing measurements. Especially useful for staff involved in testing and calibration.

  • August 2017

    If you are making or designing measurements involving RF or microwave quantities, and particularly if you are operating under ISO 17025 "General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories", then this course is for you.

  • August 2017

    Use, care, and calibration of liquid-in-glass, platinum resistance, thermocouple, and radiation thermometers. Relevant to all personnel who use or check thermometers as a part of testing, installation, or monitoring and maintenance tasks.

  • August 2017

    Covers all aspects of humidity measurement especially relative humidity and dewpoint. Provides an overview of physical principles, sources of error, treatment of uncertainties, surveying of environmental chambers, calibration, and traceability.

  • August 2017

    This course takes you through the basics of calibrating the wavelength and photometric accuracy of a spectrophotometer. Through presentations and practical hands on experience you will develop understanding of how these instruments work and how to identify and correct errors.

  • September 2017

    This two-day course covers the requirements for approved test houses in NZ. Topics covered include calibration of standards, errors in instruments, procedures for calculating how measurement errors combine and an introduction to the MSL-developed MIECalculator tool for metering installations.