RII30115 – Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of employees such as production operators in
an open cut mine or quarry who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled
applications in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement in
selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.

Units of competency

This qualification consists of 13 units of competency.


HLTAID003Provide first aid
RIICOM302DCommunicate workplace information
RIIENV201DIdentify and assess environmental and heritage concerns
RIIMPO301DConduct hydraulic excavator operations
RIIMPO304DConduct wheel loader operations
RIIMPO318EConduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
RIIQUA201DMaintain and monitor site quality standards
RIIRIS301DApply risk management processes
RIISAM202DIsolate and access plant
RIISAM301ETest operational functions of vehicles and equipment
RIISRM301DBlend stockpile materials
RIISRM304DMaintain stockpiles
RIIWHS201DWork safely and follow WHS policies and procedure


  • Knowledge Assessments
  • Practical Assessments

Entry Requirements

Satisfactory completion of LLN test prior to commencement.