This qualification reflects the role of employees such as production operators in an open cut mine or quarry, who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.
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 III in Surface Extraction Operations are expected to:
- Have a demonstrated capacity in learning, reading, writing, oracy and numeracy competencies to Level 3 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 11;
- 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 24 months
Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Roxby Downs, Adelaide
Delivery Modes Available
Full-time or part-time attendance at a group delivery in a venue conducted by a facilitator
Total course cost $5,400.00
Additional costs associated with High Risk Licencing – see above Licencing Requirements
Total number of units = 13
3 core units plus
10 elective units, of which:
one (1) must be chosen from Group A
one (1) must be chosen from Group B
at least three (3) must be chosen from Group C
no more than (3) may be chosen from Group D
no more than (2) may be chosen from 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.
RIIENV201D Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns
RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes
RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
RIICOM302D Communicate workplace information
RIIGOV201D Comply with site work processes/procedures
RIIMCO301D Conduct control centre operations
RIIMPO304D Conduct wheel loader operations
RIIMPO306D Operate plant/machinery on live stockpiles
RIISAM202D Isolate and access plant
RIISAM301E Test operational functions of vehicles and equipment
RIISRM301D Blend stockpile materials
TLILIC0012 Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)
TLILIC3003 Licence to operate a bridge and gantry crane
If you have any questions regarding this course or would like to enrol, please contact us on:
Phone: 1300 885 697