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RII20220 – Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations

RII20220 – 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

BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices

RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace

RIIRIS201E Conduct local risk control

RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures


Elective Units

Group A

RIIGOV201E Comply with site work processes/procedures

RIIQUA201E Maintain and monitor site quality standards

Group B

RIIBLA203E Conduct mobile mixing of explosives

RIIERR205D Apply initial response first aid

RIIERR302E Respond to local emergencies and incidents

RIIMEX201E Suppress dust in open-cut environments

RIIMEX203D Break oversize rock

RIIMEX204D Conduct workboat/barge operations

RIIMPO205E Operate roller/compactor

RIIMPO206D Conduct bulk water truck operations

RIIMPO208F Operate support equipment

RIIMPO338E Conduct rigid haul truck operations

RIIPEO201E Conduct conveyor operations

RIIPEO202E 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

RIISAM202E Isolate and access plant

RIISAM212E Service mine plant and equipment

RIIVEH201E Operate a light vehicle

RIIVEH305F Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

RIIWMG201D Conduct dewatering activities in surface operations

Group C

AHCNAR201 Carry out natural area restoration works

AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works

AHCSAW201 Conduct erosion and sediment control activities

AHCSAW301 Construct conservation earthworks

BSBTEC101 Operate digital devices

BSBTWK301 Use inclusive work practices

CPCCLSF2001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level

RIICCM208D Carry out basic levelling

RIIENV201E Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns

RIIHAN201E Operate a forklift

RIIHAN203E Conduct lifting operations

RIIHAN206E Transport plant, equipment and personnel

RIIHAN208E Perform dogging

RIIHAN209E Perform basic rigging

RIIHAN210D Perform intermediate rigging operations

RIIHAN211D Conduct basic scaffolding operations

RIIHAN212E Conduct non-slewing crane operations

RIIRIS202E Respond to site based spills

RIISAM205E Cut, weld and bend materials

RIISAM207E Apply operational maintenance skills

RIISAM208E Perform plant operational maintenance

RIISAM213E Position and set up mobile lighting

RIISTD202D Collect routine site samples

RIIVEH202F Operate a medium vehicle

RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces

RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights

TLID2022 Conduct weighbridge operations


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 RII30120 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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RII20220 – Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations