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.
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
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 is 12 months
Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Roxby Downs, Adelaide
Delivery Modes Available
Full-time attendance at a group delivery in a venue conducted by a facilitator
Total course cost $2,400.00
Additional costs associated with High Risk Licencing – see above Licencing Requirements
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.
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
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