RII30115 Certificate III in Surface extraction operations

What is the purpose of this course?

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.

Job roles:

Job roles and titles vary across different sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

Quarry workers

Open cut mine workers

Construction workers


Licenced units:

Successful achievement of the licensing units within the qualification will align with licensing and regulatory requirements applicable to driving and state/territory regulatory requirements. There is licenced unit within this qualification is TLILIC2005 Licence to operate a Boom Type Elevating Platforms.

Please be advised that there is a licence application fee for licencing units.

For more details please contact Ben Thain on 0427 259 181 ben.thain@itq.net.au

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RII30115 Certificate III in Surface extraction operations units to be completed

RIIENV201D Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns

RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes

RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

RIICOM302D Communicate workplace information

RIIGOV201D Comply with site work processes/procedures

RIIMPO301D Conduct hydraulic excavator operations

RIIMPO304D Conduct wheel loader operations

RIIVEH307E Operate Heavy Rigid Vehicle

RIIERR302D Respond to local emergencies and incidents

RIIERR205D Apply initial response first aid

RIIWHS301D Conduct safety and health investigations

RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace

TLILIC2005 Licence to operate a Boom Type Elevating Platforms


RIIHAN301D Operate elevating work platforms


Applicants attempting licencing units must comply with state licencing requirements.

Course Duration:

Qualifications are expected to take from 4 weeks up to 6 months to complete.

Course Dates and Times:

Course is face to face learning with ITQ Trainers at ITQ offices so you can learn at your own pace.

Onsite trainers are available Monday to Friday and students have access to ITQ training rooms.

Training times are from 8.00am to approximately 4.00pm each day

Please contact our office to find out our course schedule.


Supervised written and/or verbal and practical assessment


A full qualification for RII30115 Certificate III in Surface extraction operations, will be issued to applicants who meet the criteria required from the Training Package.


RII30115 Certificate III in Surface extraction operations.

Non- Concessional $100.00 Concessional $50.00

If student has access to a mine site there is an option to upgrade to full Standard 11 at no extra cost

Funding Details:

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career. It also supports Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.

Participants must be; • 15 years of age or above • no longer at school • a QLD resident • not currently enrolled in another course, hold or have previously enrolled into a Certificate III or higher level Qualification

The Certificate 3 Guarantee Program is a Department of Education & Training Initiative

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