RII 30113

Resources & Infrastructure Industry Training Package


Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

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.

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.  There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Training and assessment

Mine Resilience (Australia) Pty Ltd engages trainers and assessors who have experience working in industry at operator level and above, and experience delivering training and assessment solutions in an industry context.


Most trainees will complete within a 12 to 24-month period.  We work with sites on the training and assessment program so it more likely to take up to two years, and if funding support is available this usually means a full two years but no longer.  However, if a candidate has gained all their knowledge and experience and is ready for assessment, we can also do the assessment fairly quickly.


Cost will depend on the level of knowledge and experience that the trainee already possesses.   Funds may be available to support the trainee and this will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.  A typical fee for the whole qualification is $4000.


If a candidate is ready for assessment, we commonly send out a self-assessment form that the candidate looks at and discusses with their supervisor.  We will make contact again and check how the self-assessment went and when would be a good time for the site assessment to be done.


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