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Certificate III in Surface Extraction


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

Price: The cost for this qualification is $1500.00

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Unit Of Competency

This qualification has a total number of thirteen (13) units, consisting of three (3) core units and ten (10) 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

RIIENV201E Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns
RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processes
RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Ten (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
Contact the Academy to discuss which electives are suitable for your position.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals such as production operators, working in open cut coal or metalliferous mines or quarries. Operators would perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgment in selecting equipment, services, or contingency measures.


Assessments will be based on the thirteen (13) 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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