Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations - RII20215

Progressive Training (WA) Pty Ltd

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as an operator on sites such as an open cut coal mine, a quarry or an open cut metalliferous mine, undertaking a prescribed range of tasks involving known routines and procedures, and taking some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the qualification.


  • 9 units: 4 core
  • 5 elective


  • Conduct weighbridge operations
  • Operate a medium vehicle
  • Remove and fit wheel assemblies
  • Conduct conveyor shifting dozer operations
  • Conduct conveyor operations
  • Service mine plant and equipment
  • Enter and work in confined spaces
  • Operate support equipment
  • Conduct stockpile reclaiming operations
  • Construct conservation earthworks
  • Operate programmable logic control systems
  • Provide support to electrical tradesperson
  • Lay and recover cables and hoses
  • Conduct bulk water truck operations
  • Cut, weld and bend materials
  • Perform dogging
  • Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
  • Conduct mobile slew conveyor operations
  • Maintain and monitor site quality standards
  • Perform basic rigging
  • Work effectively with diversity
  • Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns
  • Conduct basic scaffolding operations
  • Operate a forklift
  • Conduct rigid haul truck operations
  • Licence to operate a forklift truck
  • Respond to site based spills
  • Conduct articulated haul truck operations
  • Install open-cut mine ground support
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Conduct lifting operations
  • Conduct screening and conveying operations
  • Conduct crushing operations
  • Conduct workboat/barge operations
  • Operate light vehicle
  • Conduct stacker operations
  • Perform plant operational maintenance
  • Conduct dewatering activities in surface operations
  • Conduct erosion and sediment control activities
  • Transport plant, equipment and personnel
  • Collect routine site samples
  • Respond to local emergencies and incidents
  • Service and handover plant and machines
  • Licence to perform dogging
  • Position and set up mobile lighting
  • Operate a personal computer
  • Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • Operate roller/compactor
  • Implement revegetation works
  • Apply operational maintenance skills
  • Break oversize rock
  • Conduct local risk control
  • Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
  • Provide deck support for conveyor-car high wall mining operations
  • Support bucket wheel system operations
  • Perform intermediate rigging operations
  • Carry out natural area restoration works
  • Licence to perform rigging basic level
  • Apply initial response First Aid
  • Identify and rectify site operating problems
  • Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)
  • Conduct blending plant operations
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Remove, repair and refit tyres and tubes
  • Conduct belly dump truck operations
  • Conduct mobile mixing of explosives
  • Comply with site work processes/procedures
  • Work safely at heights
  • Conduct fire team operations
  • Plan and organise work
  • Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle
  • Isolate and access plant
  • Carry out basic levelling
  • Store, handle and transport explosives
  • Suppress airborne contaminants
  • Conduct non-slewing crane operations

Standard entry requirements

There are no entry requirement for this qualification.

Study information

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