Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as entry level operators in open cut coal or metalliferous mines or quarries, who perform a prescribed range of tasks involving known routines and procedures, and take some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.


To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

9 units of competency:

  • 4 core units plus
  • 5 elective units of which:.

at least 1 must be from Group A

at least 2 must be from Group B

no more than 2 may be from Group C

no more than 2 may be from elsewhere in this or any other currently endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.


Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the overall integrity of the AQF alignment, not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification, and contribute to a valid industry-supported vocational outcome.

Course Outline

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  (choose only 1)

RIIGOV201E   Comply with site work processes/procedures

RIIQUA201E   Maintain and monitor site quality standards


Group B (choose at least 2)

RIIERR205D   Apply initial response first aid

RIIERR302E   Respond to local emergencies and incidents

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

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   (Choose no more than 2)

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

Course Inclusions

  • Training will be conducted by one of our experienced trainer / assessors who have industry currency and supported by a strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards.
  • Practical and theoretical activities drive the training experience to ensure that the training is engaging, interesting and relevant.
  • 12 months of training. Up to 12 trainees per course.
Participants must
  • Be at least 15 years of age
Equipments requirements
  • We supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training in training centre

    Certain training equipment may be required for some units, please contact us to discuss.




Appropriate clothing, closed-in footwear.

Course Duration

6 to 12 months


$4,500.00 pp for public courses.

For group bookings outside our public course schedule or at your location, please contact our office on 07 49822541


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