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Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations

National ID: RII20215 | State ID: AZC3



Get your mining career off the ground


This course will give you a solid foundation to work as an operator on sites such as a quarry or an open cut metalliferous mine, undertaking a prescribed range of tasks involving known routines and procedures, and taking some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.

You will need to be working as a mine operator on a mine site to be able to complete this qualification.

Gain these skills
  • Maintain and monitor site quality standards
  • Position and set up mobile lighting
  • Undertake conveyor and crushing processes
  • Operate light vehicles
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
  • Enjoy practical/manual activities
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to adhere to strict safety requirements

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Entrance Requirements
Study pathway
Job opportunities

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Other job titles may include:

  • Operator Mine Sites

 Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

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Course Overview

WhereEast Perth

This qualification can be completed in the workplace over the period of one year.

Fees and charges

View our Indicative Fees list 

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.


International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.



Core Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Communicate in the workplaceRIICOM201DWH099
Conduct local risk controlRIIRIS201DWH644
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesBSBSUS201AUK77
Work safely and follow WHS policies and proceduresRIIWHS201DWH750

Elective Unit Group C

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Position and set up mobile lightingRIISAM213DWH663

Elective Units Group A

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Maintain and monitor site quality standardsRIIQUA201DWH616

Elective Units Group B

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Break oversize rockRIIMEX203DWH379
Conduct conveyor operationsRIIPEO201DWH561
Conduct crushing operationsRIIPRO201DWH591
Conduct rigid haul truck operationsRIIMPO338DWH442
Conduct screening and conveying operationsRIIPRO202DWH592
Isolate and access plantRIISAM202DWH653
Operate light vehicleRIIVEH201DWH733
How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

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:

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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Available Semester 1
Available Semester 2

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