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RII50120 Diploma of Surface Operations Management

National ID: RII50120 State ID: BGP2
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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 supervisors, site managers or project managers that are working towards a quarry manager role in an open cut mine or a quarry. On completion of this course you'll be able to perform tasks involving a broad range of varied activities most of which are complex and non-routine. You'll be able to manage the quantity and quality of the output of others, contribute to the development of technical solutions to problems, and apply safety management plans to the workplace.

The preferred pathway into this qualification is through experience in a formal supervision role in the open pit area.

  • Managing people and operating in a business environment
  • Safety and risk management
  • Communication
  • Managing the interaction of vehicles and equipment
  • Stockpile management plans and environmental management

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

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
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.
You will be required to submit a current resume to demonstrate your experience.

You'll be able to access your personal timetable (find out how on our Timetables page), once you have paid your fees. In the meantime the information below provides an indication of the time commitment required to complete this course, depending on available study options.

Online delivery

This course is delivered online (using Blackboard) in four stages over two years. You must complete each stage within the 20 week enrolment period.

You will be required to complete assessments and assignments which may include workplace evidence submissions, third party reports, observation in the workplace.

At-home study

As well as the online component, you will need to complete additional study each week outside of classes, including private study, assignment preparation, and research. 

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

To complete this qualification you must have the opportunity to provide evidence that you have applied the skills for all units in your work environment, and you are supported by your workplace for the completion of all the requirements including third party reports.

Once you have completed all requirements for all the units, a one day site visit must be arranged for a TAFE lecturer to observe you on site and verify workplace evidence. All costs for travel and accommodation are to be covered by you or your employer.

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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Study options and next steps

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Semester 2, 2023

East Perth - Employer Based

Duration 2 Years
When Semester 2, 2023
Where East Perth
How Employer-based
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $4,718.85 $455.00 $5,173.85

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. 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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