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RII30115 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

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.


  • Pre-requisite unit: RIIRIS201B Conduct local risk control
  • Pre-requisite unit: CPCCLSF2001 Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic leve


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


What will I learn?

  • First Aid
  • Sustainable work practices that are environmentally friendly
  • Controlling risks in the workplace
  • Follow Workplace Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Comply with site procedures and processes
  • Monitor and maintain quality standards on the job site



  • Workplace
  • Blended
  • Face-to-Face

Students have 1 to 2 years to complete their qualification and they are able to complete their course work at their own pace using their selected delivery option.


Core Units 

RIIWHS201D Work Safely and follow OHS policies and procedures

RIIRIS301D Apply Risk Management Processes

RIIENV201D Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns


Elective Units 

RIICOM301D Communicate Information

RIICOM302D Communicate Workplace Information

RIIGOV201D Comply with site work processes/procedures

RIIQUA201D Maintain and monitor site quality standards

MSAPMPER300C Issue work permits

RIIMPO206D Conduct bulk water truck operations

RIIMPO301D Conduct hydraulic excavator operations

RIIMPO302D Conduct hydraulic shovel operations

RIIMPO304D Conduct wheel loader operations

RIIMPO305E Conduct coal stockpile dozer operations

RIIMPO308E Conduct tracked dozer operations

RIIMPO309E Conduct wheeled dozer operations

RIIMPO310E Conduct grader operations

RIIMPO312D Conduct scraper operations

RIIMPO331D Conduct stockpile dozer operations

RIIMPO336D Conduct belly dump truck operations

RIIMPO337D Conduct articulated truck operations

RIIMPO338D Conduct rigid haul truck operations

RIISAM202D Isolate and access plant

RIIVEH201D Operate light vehicle

RIIVEH305E Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

RIIVEH307E Operate heavy rigid vehicle

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

RIIERR301D Respond to mine incident

RIIERR302D Respond to local emergencies and incidents

RIIHAN208D Perform dogging

RIIHAN301D Operate elevating work platforms

RIIHAN304D Conduct slewing crane operations

RIIHAN305D Operate a gantry or overhead crane

RIIHAN307D Operate a vehicle loading crane

RIIHAN311E Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier

RIIWHS301D Conduct safety and health investigations

RIIRIS202D Respond to site based spills

RIIVEH302D Operate multi-combination vehicle

RIIVEH303D Drive heavy combination vehicle

RIIVEH306D Operate mine services vehicle

TLIC3004A Drive heavy rigid vehicle



Students who successfully complete the course will receive the nationally recognised Certificate for RII30115 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations. This Qualification is from the latest version of the RUU Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package and is the most up-to-date qualification in Surface Extraction.



Pricing for the Qualification does vary as there may be credit transfers or RPL available. Contact the Office on (07) 4123 0415.

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