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Certificate III in
Surface Extraction Operations

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RII30120 is a qualification for surface extraction operations. It covers safety, equipment operation, teamwork, and environmental sustainability. Ideal for career growth in the industry.

Course Description:

RII30120, Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations, is a comprehensive qualification designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills required to work in surface extraction operations in the resources and infrastructure industry. This course covers a broad range of subjects, including safety procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, environmental sustainability practices, effective teamwork, hazard identification and control, and emergency response protocols. Through a combination of theoretical learning and practical training, participants will develop the necessary competencies to safely and efficiently operate in surface extraction operations. This qualification opens up opportunities for employment and career advancement in the industry and equips learners with the necessary skills to contribute to the overall productivity and sustainability of surface extraction operations.

Cost: $1430.00

Competency Elements:

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


Total number of units = 13


3 core units  plus

10 elective units,  of which:


1 must be from Group A

1 must be from Group B

at least 3 must be from Group C

no more than 3 may be from Group D

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.


Core units of competency


RIIENV201E Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns.

RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processes.

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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