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Certificate II in
Surface Extraction Operations

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This qualification is for production operators working in open cut coal or metalliferous mines or quarries. It involves a range of skilled tasks in varying work contexts, requiring discretion and judgment in equipment selection and contingency planning.

Course Description:

The RII20220 Certificate II in Surface Extraction is a comprehensive course designed to provide individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge required for entry-level roles in the mining industry. This course focuses on surface extraction operations, covering a wide range of topics including operating basic machinery and equipment, implementing environmental procedures, adhering to work health and safety practices, and working effectively as part of a team.


Throughout the course, participants will engage in a combination of classroom-based learning, practical exercises, and on-the-job training to develop a solid understanding of surface extraction operations. They will gain hands-on experience in conducting extraction operations, operating equipment, and maintaining a safe and compliant work environment.


By successfully completing this certificate, individuals will be prepared for various entry-level positions in the mining and resources industry, such as general labourers, plant operators, and production workers. This course serves as a foundation for further career advancement and provides opportunities for specialisation in specific areas of surface extraction operations.


The RII20220 Certificate II in Surface Extraction equips individuals with the necessary skills and qualifications to be job-ready and contribute effectively to the mining industry.

Cost: $990.00

Competency Elements:

The following provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.


Total number of units = 9


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.


Core units of competency


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.


The elective units are chosen by Academy, through extensive industry consultation. Academy can create custom courses on request, get in touch today to design your course!

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