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RII50120 Diploma of Surface Operations Management

National ID RII50120 State ID BGP2

Gain the practical skills and knowledge to lead and supervise mining operations

You'll learn about the implementation of risk management and compliance plans in mine operations. You will also develop skills to lead, guide and organise work teams, and contribute to technical solutions.

Engineering and Mining

CampusesEast Perth.

When Semester 1, 2024.

Study Mode Employer-based.

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

Important information

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Semester 1, 2024


Duration 2 Years
When Semester 1, 2024
Where East Perth
How Employer-based

Course fees

Indicative General fee $4,968.85
(Tuition fee* $4,718.85 + Resource fee $250.00 )

*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


National ID Unit title
RIIGOV501E Identify, implement and maintain legal compliance requirements
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
RIIRIS501E Implement and maintain management systems to control risk
National ID Unit title
BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
RIICOM301E Communicate information
RIIENV501E Implement and maintain environmental management plans
RIIMPO502D Manage the interaction of heavy and light vehicles and mining equipment
RIIRIS402E Carry out the risk management process
RIISRM501E Implement stockpile management plans
RIIWHS301E Conduct safety and health investigations
RIIWHS403E Apply the work health and safety management system

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