RII20215 – Certificate II In Surface Extraction Operations


This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as an operator on sites such as an open cut coal mine, a quarry or an open cut metalliferous mine, undertaking a prescribed range of tasks involving known routines and procedures, and taking some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the qualification.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific academic entry requirements for this qualification.

Applicants for the Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations are expected to:

  • Have a demonstrated capacity in learning, reading, writing, oracy and numeracy competencies to Level 2 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). See Australian Core Skills Framework.

The above requirements could be demonstrated by applicants in a variety of ways such as:

  • Having completed secondary school to year 10;
  • Verified references from an employer indicating that the applicant has demonstrated the above requirements in their workplace;
  • Via an interview process that assesses the applicant’s skills.

Work Placement Requirements

Not required

Licencing Requirements

Students must be over 18 years of age for High Risk Licence training

Upon successful completion of High Risk Licencing units, students are provided with a Tax Invoice to apply for their High Risk Work Licence. There is an additional cost to the student associated with the issuance of the licence, please visit www.safework.sa.gov.au for more information

Other Course Requirements

Students must wear full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including steel cap boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt at all times

Course Length

Course length is 12 months

Course Locations

Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Roxby Downs, Adelaide

Delivery Modes Available

Full-time attendance at a group delivery in a venue conducted by a facilitator

Course Fees

Total course cost $2,400.00

Additional costs associated with High Risk Licencing – see above Licencing Requirements

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 9

4 core units  plus

5 elective units,  of which:

at least one (1) must be chosen from Group A

at least two (2) must be chosen from Group B

no more than two (2) may be chosen from Group C

no more than two (2) may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect current occupational and learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level.

There are both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. To be appointed under any statutory requirements in related roles, units of competency should be selected to meet the state/territory licensing requirements.

There are prerequisites to imported units listed in this qualification. Where a unit is imported as an elective care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified are complied with.

Suggested Units

BSBSUS201                  Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

RIICOM201D                 Communicate in the workplace

RIIRIS201D                   Conduct local risk control

RIIWHS201D                 Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

RIIGOV201D                  Comply with site work processes/procedures

RIIMPO208E                  Operate support equipment

RIISAM202D                  Isolate and access plant

CPCCLDG3001A             Licence to perform dogging

TLILIC2001                    Licence to operate a forklift truck


If you have any questions regarding this course or would like to enrol, please contact us on:
Phone: 1300 885 697
Email: trainingpartnerships@ceg.net.au

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