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Certificate III in Mining Exploration

National ID: RII30515 | State ID: AZB7


Are you ready to unearth a fine career?

This mining exploration course will prepare you for work as a pit technician and underground technician. You'll learn how to collect and analyse geological samples, record information, and look after the practical tasks involved in servicing a remote field operation.

In addition, you will also learn basic vehicle maintenance, mining computing, first aid and mining methods. If you have a manual driver's license, you will have the option of enrolling in the 4WD unit to improve your employability.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

pit technician, geological field hand, underground geotechnician, exploration field assistant

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where East Perth
Duration 1 year (2 semesters) full time
How Full-Time
International Students (In Australia)
When Was available Semester 1, 2017

pit technician, geological field hand, underground geotechnician, exploration field assistant

Further study opportunities:

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

For details see the indicative fees list here.

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Module Group Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Collect routine site samples RIISTD202D WH697
Maintain and monitor site quality standards RIIQUA201D WH616
Conduct local risk control RIIRIS201D WH644
Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns RIIENV201D WH256
Communicate in the workplace RIICOM201D WH099
Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures RIIWHS201D WH750
Provide first aid HLTAID003 WG732

Module Group Group A Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Provide field support services CPPSIS3016A WE763
Operate in isolated and remote situations RIIEGS201D WH248
Plan and undertake field trip RIIEGS302D WH251
Process data and maintain accurate records RIISTD302D WH699
Prepare drill site RIIEGS306D WH255
Rehabilitate exploration site RIICAR301D WH035
Mobilise equipment and materials RIIEGS304D WH253
Provide geological field assistance RIIEGS303D WH252
Navigate in remote or trackless areas RIIEGS305D WH254
Operate and maintain instruments and field equipment RIIEGS301D WH250

Module Group Group B Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices BSBSUS301 AUI33
Provide advanced first aid HLTAID006 WG735
Work effectively with diversity BSBDIV301 AUI02
Carry out operational maintenance RIISAM209D WH659
Take environmental samples and measurements RIISTD301D WH698
Respond to site based spills RIIRIS202D WH645

North Metropolitan TAFE is committed to ensuring that all international students have an enjoyable experience studying in Australia. Students are supported by a dedicated International Centre team who provide personal counselling, course advice, student support and many other services.

Fees, applications and enrolments for International Students are different to those for local students. International students must be enrolled in full time study on campus. For more information about courses, enrolment and course fees for international students:

TAFE International Western Australia,
Department of Training and Workforce Development - Customer Service Centre
Level 7, 3 Forrest Place, Perth WA 6000
Tel: +61 8 9218 2100
Fax: +61 8 9218 2160
Email: study.tiwa@dtwd.wa.gov.au
Web: www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au


International Centre
North Metropolitan TAFE
30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003
Tel: +61 8 94271873
Fax: +61 8 9427 1992
Email: internationalstudy@nmtafe.wa.edu.au
Web: northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au


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