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Certificate III in Resource Processing

National ID: RII30415 | State ID: AZF3


Are you ready to unearth a fine career?

 This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge necessary for employment as a processing technician in a resources processing facility.

You'll learn how to operate and monitor equipment including conveyors and valve systems. You'll also gain the skills and knowledge to conduct site sampling and testing of samples commonly used in the mine processing industry, and an insight into OHS, the mining industry and the equipment used in processing.

Gain these skills
  • Operate and monitor conveyors and valve systems
  • Work safely and follow work safety policies and procedures
  • Conduct milling/grinding, crushing and screening plant operations
  • Perform process control room operations
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy manual and technical work
  • Able to follow workplace health and safety procedures and work safely
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
  • Good communication, logic and problem solving skills
  • Able to work well as part of a team

Customised training for Pilbara Minerals

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processing technician, mineral processing technician

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Course Overview

WhereEast Perth

1 year (2 semesters)

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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.



Elective Units - Group B

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Conduct conveyor operationsRIIPEO201DWH561
Conduct crushing and screening plant operationsRIIPRO301DWH596
Conduct elution processesRIIPRE302DWH587
Conduct leaching processRIIPBE306DWH552
Conduct milling/grindingRIIPHA301DWH579
Conduct pump operationsRIIPGP201DWH571
Conduct ship loading operationsRIIPEO205DWH565
Conduct stacker operationsRIIPEO203DWH563
Conduct stockpile reclaiming operationsRIISRM302DWH689
Conduct thickening and clarifying processRIIPBE308DWH554
Conduct wet gravity separationRIIPBE309DWH555
Isolate and access plantRIISAM202DWH653
Operate and monitor ore car dumpersRIIPEO302DWH570
Perform process control room operationsRIIPRO302DWH597
Reclaim and treat waterRIIWMG302DWH768

Core Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Apply environmentally sustainable work practicesRIIENV302DWH259
Apply risk management processesRIIRIS301DWH646
Communicate in the workplaceRIICOM201DWH099
Work safely and follow WHS policies and proceduresRIIWHS201DWH750

Elective Units - Group A

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Comply with site work processes/proceduresRIIGOV201DWH291
Maintain and monitor site quality standardsRIIQUA201DWH616

Elective Units - Group C

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Conduct screening and conveying operationsRIIPRO202DWH592
Handle reagentsRIIPGP202DWH572
Operate and monitor valve systemsPMAOPS223AXN39
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.

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Please note, fees are subject to change.

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