RII30115 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

This course provides participants with the practical skills and knowledge to work in the construction industry.  Upon completion you will be a skilled operator able to work in production operator roles in open cut mines or quarries.  People undertaking this course are taught a range of skills including Work Health and Safety, risk management, operating light vehicles and machinery, and how to perform dogging.

Traineeship Program
This course can be delivered as a Traineeship in Queensland only.


Fees, Delivery & Duration

Career Opportunities

Entry Requirements


RIIENV201DIdentify and assess environmental and heritage concerns
 RIIRIS301DApply risk management processes
 RIIWHS201DWork safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
 RIICOM302DCommunicate workplace information
 RIIQUA201DMaintain and monitor site quality standards
 RIIMPO301DConduct hydraulic excavator operations
 RIIMPO304DConduct wheel loader operations
 RIIMPO338DConduct rigid haul truck operations
 RIISAM202DIsolate and access plant
 RIIVEH201DOperate light vehicle
 RIIHAN305DOperate a gantry or overhead crane
 RIIHAN307DOperate a vehicle loading crane
 CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging*

All courses are subject to change and availability.
*Further steps apply to obtain the high risk licence for dogging. Refer to www.worksafe.qld.gov.au (fees apply)

Delivery Mode: Face to Face workshops & on site workplace based practical training and assessment
Duration: Up to 2 years full time, 4 years part time
Student Contribution Fee: $736
Exemptions can apply, contact us for your eligibility.
You can find our refund policy on www.sri.edu.au

  • Production Operator
  • Mining and Quarrying personnel
  • Operational roles in surface operations
  • Dogger*
  • Must enter into an Traineeship Training Contract
  • Must be over 18 years of age to undertake the unit “Licence to perform dogging”
  • Must be proficient in the English language

  • Personalised support from qualified trainers and assessors
  • Face to Face interaction
  • Workplace visits

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