RII30113 - Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

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As this is not a course, you do not need to complete the units listed below. Instead, you simply need to prove that you’re competent in the units shown. Our Facilitators will help make this process as easy and smooth as possible for you. 

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

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  • Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

Requirements for completion of the qualification 

The following provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.

Successful completion of thirteen (13) units of competency made up of:

  • three (3) core units, and
  • ten (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
  • up to three (3) may be chosen from group D and/or group E
  • up to two (2) may be chosen from Certificate II, Certificate III or Certificate IV level from this, or any other Training Package or accredited course

Units chosen must be relevant to the job function.

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 no 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 of competency  

Unit code 

Unit title 

RIIWHS201D

Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

RIIENV201D

Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns

RIIRIS301D

Apply risk management processes

Electives 

Group A 

Unit code 

Unit title 

RIICOM301D

Communicate information

RIICOM302D

Communicate workplace information

Group B  

Unit code 

Unit title 

RIIGOV201D

Comply with site work processes/procedures

RIIQUA201D

Maintain and monitor site quality standards

Group C  

Unit code 

Unit title 

MSAPMPER300C

Issue work permits

RIIBHD301D

Conduct surface blast hole drilling operations

RIIBHD304D

Set up and prepare for open cut drilling operations

RIIBHD305D

Conduct down-hole hammer drilling

RIIBLA301D

Conduct surface shotfiring operations

RIIMCO301D

Conduct control centre operations

RIIMCO302D

Conduct surface miner operations

RIIMCO303D

Conduct auger miner operations

RIIMEX301D

Conduct dredging operations

RIIMEX302D

Assess ground conditions

RIIMPG301D

Control and monitor automated plant/machinery

RIIMPO206D

Conduct bulk water truck operations

RIIMPO301D

Conduct hydraulic excavator operations

RIIMPO302D

Conduct hydraulic shovel operations

RIIMPO303D

Conduct rope shovel operations

RIIMPO304D

Conduct wheel loader operations

RIIMPO305D

Conduct coal stockpile dozer operations

RIIMPO306D

Operate plant/machinery on live stockpiles

RIIMPO308D

Conduct tracked dozer operations

RIIMPO309D

Conduct wheeled dozer operations

RIIMPO310D

Conduct grader operations

RIIMPO312D

Conduct scraper operations

RIIMPO313D

Conduct face loading operations

RIIMPO329D

Conduct dragline operations

RIIMPO330D

Conduct bucket wheel operations

RIIMPO331D

Conduct stockpile dozer operations

RIIMPO336D

Conduct belly dump truck operations

RIIMPO337D

Conduct articulated truck operations

RIIMPO338D

Conduct rigid haul truck operations

RIINHB307D

Conduct conventional core drilling

RIIPEO301D

Conduct conveyor-car high wall mining operations

RIIPRO301D

Conduct crushing and screening plant operations

RIIPRO302D

Perform process control room operations

RIIPRO303D

Conduct sand wash plant operations

RIISAM202D

Isolate and access plant

RIISAM301D

Test operational functions of vehicles and equipment

RIISRM301D

Blend stockpile materials

RIISRM302D

Conduct stockpile reclaiming operations

RIISRM303D

Move and position materials to form stockpiles

RIISRM304D

Maintain stockpiles

RIIVEH201D

Operate light vehicle

RIIVEH305D

Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

RIIVEH307D

Operate heavy rigid vehicle

Group D  

Unit code 

Unit title 

BSBINN301A

Promote innovation in a team environment

BSBPUR301B

Purchase goods and services

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

MSL924001A

Process and interpret data

MSL943001A

Work safely with instruments that emit ionising radiation

MSL913002A

Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

MSL973001A

Perform basic tests

RIIBEF302D

Monitor site production activities

RIIBLA201D

Support shotfiring operations

RIIBLA205D

Store, handle and transport explosives

RIIBLA304D

Conduct underground production shotfiring

RIIBLA305D

Conduct secondary blasting

RIIBLA306D

Conduct accretion firing

RIIBLA307D

Conduct blast survey

RIICRC310D

Construct and maintain roads

RIIERR301D

Respond to mine incident

RIIERR302D

Respond to local emergencies and incidents

RIIERR308D

Extricate and transport people involved in incidents

RIIERR310D

Provide support for rescue operations

RIIHAN208D

Perform dogging

RIIHAN301D

Operate elevating work platforms

RIIHAN302D

Conduct intermediate scaffolding operations

RIIHAN304D

Conduct slewing crane operations

RIIHAN305D

Operate a gantry or overhead crane

RIIHAN306D

Carry out lifting using multiple cranes

RIIHAN307D

Operate a vehicle loading crane

RIIHAN311D

Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier

RIIWHS301D

Conduct safety and health investigations

RIIPEO206D

Lay and recover cables and hoses

RIIRIS202D

Respond to site based spills

RIISAM303D

Shut down dredge for operator maintenance

RIISAM304D

Install, commission and maintain major conveyor equipment and systems

RIISAM305D

Repair and splice conveyor belting

RIISAM306D

Service and maintain conveyors, feeders and hoppers

RIISAM307D

Service and maintain crushers

RIISAM308D

Service and maintain screens

RIISAM309D

Service and maintain pumps

RIISTD301D

Take environmental samples and measurements

RIIVEH302D

Operate multi-combination vehicle

RIIVEH303D

Drive heavy combination vehicle

RIIVEH306D

Operate mine services vehicle

AHCNAR303A

Implement revegetation works

AHCSAW301A

Construct conservation earthworks

TLIC3004A

Drive heavy rigid vehicle

TLID2022A

Conduct weighbridge operations

Group E  

Unit code 

Unit title 

CPCCLDG3001A

Licence to perform dogging

CPCCLSF3001A

Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level

TLILIC0012A

Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)

TLILIC2005A

Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 meters or more)

TLILIC3003A

Licence to operate a bridge and gantry crane

TLILIC3008A

Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)

TLILIC2016B

Licence to drive a heavy rigid vehicle

TLILIC3017B

Licence to drive a heavy combination vehicle

TLILIC3018B

Licence to drive a multi combination vehicle

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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.

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