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RII20215 – Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations

RII20215 – Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirement 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 6 months to a year to complete their qualification and they are able to complete their course work at their own pace using their selected delivery option.


In the Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations you will be required to complete 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.

Core 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


Elective Units 

RIIGOV201D Comply with site work processes/procedures

RIIQUA201D Maintain and monitor site quality standards

RIIBLA203D  Conduct mobile mixing of explosives 

RIIERR205D Apply initial response first aid

RIIERR302D Respond to local emergencies and incidents

RIIENV202D Suppress airborne contaminants

RIIMCO202D Conduct mobile slew conveyor operations

RIIMEX202D Install open-cut mine ground support

RIIMEX203D Break oversize rock

RIIMEX204D Conduct workboat/barge operations

RIIMPO203D Support bucket wheel system operations

RIIMPO204D Conduct conveyor shifting dozer operations

RIIMPO205D Operate roller/compactor

RIIMPO206D Conduct bulk water truck operations

RIIMPO208E Operate support equipment

RIIMPO336D Conduct belly dump truck operations

RIIMPO337D Conduct articulated truck operations

RIIMPO338D Conduct rigid haul truck operations

RIIPEO201D Conduct conveyor operations

RIIPEO202D Provide deck support for conveyor-car high wall mining operations

RIIPEO203D Conduct stacker operations

RIIPEO206D Lay and recover cables and hoses

RIIPRO201D Conduct crushing operations

RIIPRO202D Conduct screening and conveying operations

RIIPRO203D Operate programmable logic control systems

RIIPRO205D Conduct blending plant operations

RIISAM202D Isolate and access plant

RIISAM214D Provide support to electrical tradesperson

RIISRM302D Conduct stockpile reclaiming operations

RIIVEH201D Operate light vehicle

RIIWMG201D Conduct dewatering activities in surface operations

AHCNAR201A Carry out natural area restoration works

AHCNAR303A Implement revegetation works

AHCSAW201A Conduct erosion and sediment control activities

AHCSAW301A Construct conservation earthworks

BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity

BSBITU101 Operate a personal computer

CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging

CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level

  • Prerequisite unit: CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging

CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level

  • Prerequisite unit: CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level

CPCCLSF2001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level

RIICCM208D Carry out basic levelling

RIIENV201D Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns

RIIERR201D Conduct fire team operations

RIIHAN201D Operate a forklift

RIIHAN203D Conduct lifting operations

RIIHAN206D Transport plant, equipment and personnel

RIIHAN208D Perform dogging

RIIHAN209D Perform basic rigging

RIIHAN210D Perform intermediate rigging operations

RIIHAN211D Conduct basic scaffolding operations

RIIHAN212D Conduct non-slewing crane operations

RIIRIS202D Respond to site based spills

RIISAM205D Cut, weld and bend materials

RIISAM207D Apply operational maintenance skills

RIISAM208D Perform plant operational maintenance

RIISAM210D Remove and fit wheel assemblies

RIISAM211D Remove, repair and refit tyres and tubes

RIISAM212D Service mine plant and equipment

RIISAM213D Position and set up mobile lighting

RIISAM302D Service and handover plant and machines

RIISTD202D Collect routine site samples

RIIVEH202D Operate a medium vehicle

RIIVEH305E Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces

RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights

TLID2022 Conduct weighbridge operations

TLILIC2001 Licence to operate a forklift truck

TLILIC3006 Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)



Students who successfully complete the course will receive the nationally recognised Certificate for RII20215 Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations. This Qualification is from the latest version of the RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package and is the most up-to-date qualification.

Graduates are eligible for enrolment in the RII30115 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations qualification and will be eligible for direct credit for units completed in this course.



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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RII20215 – Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations