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RII20220 Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations

National ID: RII20220 State ID: BGP7
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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.

  • Maintain and monitor site quality standards
  • Position and set up mobile lighting
  • Undertake conveyor and crushing processes
  • Operate light vehicles

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

This course remains FEE FREE in 2024! The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on the Skills Ready page for further information.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.

If this course is deemed competitive, you will be informed during your application via TAFE Admissions and additional entrance requirements will apply.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

You'll be able to access your personal timetable (find out how on our Timetables page), once you have paid your fees.

Registration or licensing may be required.

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

Other job titles may include:

  • Operator Mine Sites

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

Please note You can visit one of our four Jobs and Skills Centres located at NMT's  Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Perth campuses for free career planning advice and job search support.

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.

Continuous enrolment, 2023

East Perth - Traineeship

Duration 1 Year
When Continuous enrolment, 2023
Where East Perth
How Traineeship
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $0.00 $200.00 $200.00

Free training

The free training is available to residents of Western Australia, and eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training, as outlined on the Fee Free page and the Infection control training page.  Tuition and resource fees will apply for non-eligible students.

Enquiries regarding course fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822


*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the Study options and next steps section above.