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Certificate III in
Surface Extraction Operations

Australian Skills Group

The RII30115 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to work as a production operator in an open cut mine or quarry. It requires the performance of tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications in a varied context. It would also be suitable for existing workers looking to upskill or get formal recognition for their surface extraction operations experience.


The RII30115 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations qualification consists of 13 units of competency:

3 Core Units

10 Elective Units

Core Units

  • RIIWHS201D: Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIIENV201D: Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns
  • RIIRIS301D: Apply risk management processes

Elective Units

  • RIICOM302D: Communicate workplace information
  • RIIGOV201D: Comply with site work processes/procedures
  • RIIMEX302D: Assess ground conditions
  • RIIMPO304D: Conduct wheel loader operations
  • RIISAM202D: Isolate and access plant
  • HLTAID003: Provide first aid
  • RIIVEH201D: Operate light vehicle
  • RIIERR302D: Respond to local emergencies and incidents
  • RIISAM301E: Test operational functions of vehicles and equipment
  • BSBDIV301: Work effectively with diversity


Minimum Age: 17 years


Up to 24 Months

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