Surface Extraction Operations

Qualification Certificate III (NRT)
Course number 20081
National Code RII30111
Training Package RII09 - Resources and Infrastructure Industry
Program area Agrifood Skills DMC Forestworks  
Duration (nominal hours) 600
This course replaced 19857 - Surface Extraction Operations
Availability: This course is no longer accepting new enrolments. However, a replacement course may be in development, and related courses may be proposed at some locations. Look for related courses and proposed locations on the Find a course page or check with your local campus for details of replacement or related courses.

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Course overview

Course Description

This course is for people who want to work as a production operator in an
open cut mine or quarry. It provides comprehensive and integrated training
and skills, knowledge and/or recognition required by skilled operators
working under minimal supervision.
You will learn to perform a range of functions involving a broad range of
skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts. You will
acquire the skills needed to apply some discretion and judgement in
deciding upon equipment, services or contingency measures.
By completing this course you will be able to observe statutory and legal
compliance requirements and work with environment, communication and risk
management systems.
You must be currently employed in, or have authorised access to, an
operational open cut mine or quarry while undertaking this course.

Career Opportunities

Mine production operator.

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Industry Subgroup: Agrifood Skills DMC Forestworks

Course structure

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What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
This course reflects the packaging requirements for RII30111 Certificate
III in Surface Extraction Operations within the Resources and
Infrastructure Industry Training Package (RII09, v2). The rules from RII09
Successful completion of thirteen (13) units of competency made up of:
- five (5) mandatory units, and
- eight (8) elective units of which:
- at least three (3) must come from the specified electives listed below
- up to three (3) from the general electives listed below
- up to two (2) from Certificate II, Certificate III or Certificate IV
level from this, or any other Training Package
Units chosen must be relevant to the job function.
Care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified within
imported units, or units chosen as electives, are complied with.
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
13 units must be completed - 5 compulsory (core) plus 8 electives
Group 1 - Core Units
All 5 core units must be completed. This group contains three subgroups.
Subgroup 1 - Core General Units.
All 3 units must be completed from this subgroup.
NB. These three units are compulsory for all sectors.
Subgroup 2 - Core Communication Units.
One unit only must be completed from this subgroup.
NB. Either unit RIICOM301B OR RIICOM302A is compulsory for the
Metalliferous and Extractive sectors.
The unit RIICOM301B is mandatory in the Coal Sector in NSW.
Subgroup 3 - Core Work Standards/Processes Units.
One unit only must be completed from this subgroup.
NB. Either unit RIIGOV201A OR RIIQUA201A is compulsory for the
Metalliferous and Extractive sectors.
The unit RIIGOV201A MUST be completed by the Coal Sector.
Group 2 - Specified Elective Units listed in RII3011
At least 3 units must be completed.
Group 3 - General Elective Units listed in RII30111
Up to 3 units may be completed.
Group 4 - Other Elective Units from Certificate II, III or IV Level
Up to 2 units may be completed from this group.
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
Some units in this course may have prerequisites that must be completed in
lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to the
Training Package or consult your teacher for information about
prerequisites to elective units.

Course Elective Completion:

At least 8 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3, 4

All subgroups must be completed
Only 3 module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
RIIENV201A Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns 30
RIIOHS201A Work safely and follow OHS policies and procedures 25
RIIRIS301A Apply risk management processes 40
Only 1 module/unit must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
RIICOM301B Communicate information 50
RIICOM302A Communicate workplace information 30
Only 1 module/unit must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
RIIGOV201A Comply with site work processes/procedures 30
RIIQUA201A Maintain and monitor site quality standards 30
At least 3 module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
MSAPMPER300C Issue work permits 20
RIIBHD301A Conduct surface blast hole drilling operations 30
RIIBHD304A Set up and prepare for open-cut drilling operations 40
RIIBLA301A Conduct surface shotfiring operations 40
RIIMCO301A Conduct control centre operations 40
RIIMCO302A Conduct surface miner operations 30
RIIMCO303A Conduct auger miner operations 30
RIIMEX301A Conduct dredging operations 40
RIIMEX302B Assess ground conditions 30
RIIMPG301A Control and monitor automated plant/machinery 30
RIIMPO206A Conduct bulk water truck operations 30
RIIMPO301B Conduct hydraulic excavator operations 40
RIIMPO302B Conduct hydraulic shovel operations 40
RIIMPO303A Conduct rope shovel operations 40
RIIMPO304B Conduct wheel loader operations 30
RIIMPO305B Conduct coal stockpile dozer operations 30
RIIMPO306A Operate plant/machinery on live stockpiles 30
RIIMPO308B Conduct tracked dozer operations 30
RIIMPO309A Conduct wheeled dozer operations 30
RIIMPO310A Conduct grader operations 40
RIIMPO311A Conduct haul truck operations 40
RIIMPO312A Conduct scraper operations 40
RIIMPO313B Conduct face loader operations 40
RIIMPO329A Conduct dragline operations 30
RIIMPO331A Conduct operations with stockpile dozer 30
RIINHB307B Conduct conventional core drilling 50
RIIPEO301A Conduct conveyor-car high wall mining operations 40
RIIPRO301B Conduct crushing and screening plant operations 40
RIIPRO302A Perform process control room operations 30
RIIPRO303A Conduct sand wash plant operations 20
RIISAM202A Isolate and access plant 30
RIISAM301A Test operational functions of vehicles and equipment 30
RIISRM301B Blend stockpile materials 30
RIISRM302B Conduct stockpile reclaiming operations 30
RIISRM303B Move and position materials to form stockpiles 30
RIISRM304B Maintain stockpiles 30
RIIVEH201B Operate light vehicle 30
RIIVEH307A Operate heavy rigid vehicle 30
No more than 3 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment 40
BSBPUR301B Purchase goods and services 40
HLTFA301C Apply first aid 15
PMLDATA400A Process and interpret data 40
PMLOHS301B Work safely with instruments that emit ionising radiation 40
PMLORG301A Plan and conduct laboratory/fieldwork 30
PMLTEST300B Perform basic tests 70
RIIBEF302A Monitor site production activities 30
RIIBLA201A Support shotfiring operations 30
RIIBLA205A Store, handle and transport explosives 30
RIIBLA304A Conduct underground production shotfiring 30
RIIBLA305A Conduct secondary blasting 30
RIIBLA306A Conduct accretion firing 30
RIIBLA307A Conduct blast survey 30
RIICRC310A Construct and maintain roads 60
RIIERR301A Respond to mine incident 30
RIIERR302A Respond to local emergencies and incidents 40
RIIERR308A Extricate and transport people involved in incidents 60
RIIERR310A Provide support for rescue operations 30
RIIHAN208A Perform dogging 30
RIIHAN301B Operate elevating work platform 20
RIIHAN302A Conduct intermediate scaffolding operations 40
RIIHAN304A Conduct slewing crane operations 50
RIIHAN305A Operate a gantry or overhead crane 30
RIIHAN306A Carry out lifting using multiple cranes 40
RIIHAN307A Operate a vehicle loading crane 40
RIIHAN311A Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier 30
RIIMPO206A Conduct bulk water truck operations 30
RIIOHS301A Conduct safety and health investigations 40
RIIPEO206A Lay and recover cables and hoses 30
RIISAM303A Shut down dredge for operator maintenance 10
RIISAM304A Install, commission and maintain major conveyor equipment and systems 40
RIISAM305A Repair and splice conveyor belting 40
RIISAM306A Service and maintain conveyors, feeders and hoppers 30
RIISAM307A Service and maintain crushers 30
RIISAM308A Service and maintain screens 30
RIISAM309A Service and maintain pumps 30
RIISTD301A Take environmental samples and measurements 80
RIIVEH302A Operate multi-combination vehicle 60
RIIVEH303A Drive heavy combination vehicle 30
RIIVEH306A Operate mine service vehicle 30
RTD3034A Implement revegetation works 40
RTD3205A Construct conservation earthworks 40
TLIC407D Drive heavy rigid vehicle 22
TLID2207C Conduct weighbridge operations 22
No more than 2 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBINM401A Implement workplace information system 40
RIIBEF201B Plan and organise work 20
RIIHAN201A Operate a forklift 30
RIIMEX203B Break oversize rock 30
RIIMPO205B Operate roller_compactor 40
RIIMPO208A Operate support equipment 30
RIIMPO318B Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations 100
RIIOHS202A Enter and work in confined spaces 35
RIIOHS204A Work safely at heights 30
RIIOHS402A Examine and maintain mine safety 30
RIIPBE309B Conduct wet gravity separation 30
RIIPGP201A Conduct pump operations 30
RIIRIS201A Conduct local risk control 25
RIISAM205A Cut, weld and bend materials 20
RIISAM207A Apply operational maintenance skills 30
RIISAM212A Service mine plant and equipment 30
RIISAM302A Service and handover plant and machines 40
RIIVEH202A Operate a medium vehicle 30
RIIWMG201A Conduct dewatering activities in surface operations 30

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve RII30111, Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations
(TAFE NSW course 20081), learners are required to complete 13 units of
competency, comprising:
-   All 5 compulsory (core) units from Group 1
-   At least 3 and no more than 8 elective units from Group 2
-   Up to 3 elective units from Group 3
-   Up to 2 units from Group 4

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