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Certificate II in Surface Extraction


Surface Extraction Operations is conducted in the workplace and is expected to take 12 months

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Price: The cost for this qualification is $1500.00

Unit Of Competency

This qualification has a total number of nine (9) units, consisting of four (4) core units and five (5) elective units. 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!

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

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification. They must 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.

The elective bank contains both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high-risk work in the resources and infrastructure industry. Contact the Academy to see what electives are most suitable for your position.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as an operator on sites such as an open-cut coal mine, a quarry, or an open-cut metalliferous mine. You would be responsible for undertaking a prescribed range of tasks involving known routines and procedures and taking some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.


Assessments will be based on the nine (9) units of competency set out above.

You will be assessed through a combination of knowledge and practical assessments that you can complete in your workplace with your supervisor.

Knowledge questions are designed to allow you to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, whilst the practical assessments are designed to demonstrate competency in conducting tasks relating to the individual units set out in this qualification.

A portfolio of documentary evidence of similar tasks to those set out in the practical assessments might be useful in applying for recognition of prior learning (RPL). Contact the Academy to request a consultation with one of our assessors to see if you might be a suitable candidate for the RPL process.

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