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Mining and Resources courses offer students a chance to expand on their knowledge of the mining industry and learn how to apply their expertise in a work-based setting.

Courses in this sector are formulated to equip you with the practical skills and background knowledge you need to accomplish hands-on, logical tasks within the mining industry.

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Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management

Course code: RII50915

This qualification reflects the role of mine managers who work in an underground coal mine who perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment/roles/techniques for themselves and others. They are required to demonstrate the application of a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills and implement safety management plans. 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.

TAFE Plus Statement in Confined Space Refresher

Course code: 160-22727V01

This course offers one day hands on refresher training for those entering confined spaces.

Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

Course code: RII30115

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.

Certificate IV in Surveying

Course code: CPP40216

This qualification reflects the role of surveying technicians who work under supervision to support a surveying team. They perform a range of duties using surveying tools and equipment, including total stations and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply in some States where cadastral and mining surveying must be undertaken under the supervision of a registered surveyor. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements. This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

Diploma of Surveying

Course code: CPP50116

This qualification reflects the role of skilled surveying technicians. These people hold advanced surveying skills, and perform duties involving the performance of precise measurements and setting out structures using specialised surveying equipment. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply in some States where cadastral and mining surveying must be undertaken under the supervision of a registered surveyor. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements. This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

Certificate IV in Electrical - Instrumentation

Course code: UEE40411

Before you enrol in this course you must contact the campus or campuses of your choice for details of information sessions and other procedures that may apply. Compulsory attendance at an information session may apply. This course is for those working in the instrumentation and control industry. You will learn how to select, install, commission, fault find and maintain electrical and instrumentation equipment in buildings and premises and instrumentation systems and core instrumentation equipment for process and control. This course meets the national Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) requirements for an unrestricted 'Electrician's License'. Learners meeting these requirements within this course will be eligible to apply for a Certificate III in Electrotechnology - Electrician qualification upon successful completion of the necessary core, prerequisite and elective units. The Certificate III in Electrotechnology - Electrician qualification meets PART of the requirements for issue of a 'Qualified Supervisors Certificate - Electrician' issued by NSW Fair Trading, which permits the holder to work unsupervised on low voltage fixed wiring and equipment and to directly supervise others undertaking this work.

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Light Fabrication)

Course code: MEM30305

This course is for people employed as apprentice light metal fabrication tradespersons (traditionally known as sheetmetal working) in the manufacturing, engineering and related industry areas. You will gain the competencies required to work as a light fabrication tradesperson in these areas. You will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures systems and planning, engineering measurement, computations and computer technology plus industry-specific skills in light metal fabrication that are relevant to your current or intended employment. The course duration will vary depending on the training pathway agreed to between you, your employer and the TAFE college.

Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Heavy Fabrication)

Course code: MEM30305

This course is for people employed as apprentice heavy fabrication tradespersons (traditionally referred to as boilermakers) in the manufacturing, engineering and related industry areas. You will gain the competencies required to work as a heavy fabrication tradesperson in these areas. You will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, occupational health and safety, quality procedures systems and planning, engineering measurement, computations and computer technology plus industry-specific skills in welding and boilermaking that are relevant to your current or intended employment. The course duration will vary depending on the training pathway agreed to between you, your employer and the TAFE college.

Certificate III in Concreting

Course code: CPC30313

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of concreters working in concreting operations on residential and commercial projects. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work. The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement. This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway. Refer to CPSISC website for further career and pathway information: http://www.cpsisc.com.au/career Licensing/Regulatory Information -------------------------------- This is a licensed occupation. Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements.

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What job opportunities could a fine mining and resources course lead to?

A mining and resources course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from managing the production of energy to working in underground coal mining.

Qualifications in mining and resources can lead to a job as a mining engineer, drill operator, gas plant technician or a plant operator. The average weekly salary for a mining engineer is $2,393.

Whether you're just starting out in your mining and resources career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.

TAFE courses in the area include Underground Coal Operations, Surface Coal Mining, Environmental Management and Sustainability, Chainsaw operations - Trim, Cross Cut and Rip and Arboriculture.