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Geological Assistant Skill Set

State ID: EAA53

With this Geological Assistant skill set you'll gain the skills and knowledge needed to seek employment in entry level geological assistant roles in either exploration, pit or underground environments as well as other entry level mining roles.

The units covered will be delivered in two clusters or groups:

Geological Field Assistance (4.5 hours per week)

  • RIIEGS303D Provide geological field assistance

Field and Mining Techniques (12 hours per week)

  • CPPSIS3016A Provide field support
  • RIISTD202D Collect routine site samples
  • RIIEGS202D Conduct fieldwork
  • RIIEGS301D Operate and maintain instruments and field equipment
  • RIIQUA201D Maintain and monitor site quality standards

To have the best chance of finding a job in the mining industry we recommend that you undertake this skill set concurrently with North Metropolitan TAFE's RII305115-SS-C Mining Field Operations skill set.

Please note a compulsory 4-day camp on an exploration site forms part of the requirements for completion of the Geological Assistant skill set. To attend this camp you need to have successfully completed or be in the process of completing the Mining Safety units covered in RII305115-SS-C Mining Field Operations skill set.

We strongly advise that you obtain a manual driver's licence to increase your employability in the mining industry and also recommend that you complete the two day 4WD driving course North Metropolitan TAFE offers (RII305115-SS-A Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle).  This particular course gives you an introduction to 4WD driving.

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Semester 1, 2020

East Perth - On Campus

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Semester 2, 2019

East Perth - On Campus

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Page last updated October 08, 2019