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RII50115 Diploma of Surface Operations Management

National ID: RII50115 | State ID: AZF4

Lead and supervise open cut mining operations

Study this course and gain the practical skills and knowledge to lead and supervise operations involved in the extraction of materials in an open cut mine.

This Diploma reflects the role of mine managers in an open cut coal or metalliferous mine or a quarry, who perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment, roles and techniques for themselves and others.  On completion of this course you'll be able to demonstrate a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills and implement safety management plans.

The preferred pathway into this qualification is through experience in a formal supervision role of at least two years in the open pit area.

Gain these skills
  • Implement risk management and compliance plans in mine operations
  • Lead, guide and organise work teams
  • Contribute to technical solutions
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Committed to occupational health and safety
  • Strong leadership, business and financial management skills


Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

Please note that you must be employed as a senior supervisor in a mine site environment to enrol and complete this qualification.

Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Coal Mine Manager
  • Quarry Operations Area Manager
  • Mine Manager (Metalliferous Mining)
  • Quarry Operations Manager
  • Quarry Manager
  • Quarry Operations Technical Manager 

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

How to apply
On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au 

Other study types

For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

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

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Continuous enrolment

East Perth - Employer Based


Fees and charges


When Continuous enrolment
Where East Perth
How Employer-based
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Page last updated May 27, 2019