RII 40113

Resources & Infrastructure Industry Training Package


Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations (Release 3 – updated 26 March 2014 – current as at 15 Feb 2015)

This qualification reflects the role of employees such as a supervisor or team leader working in an open cut mine or quarry.  They perform tasks involving a broad range of varied activities most of which are complex and non-routine.  They are responsible for the quantity and quality of the output of others, contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems and apply safety management plans to the workplace.

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.

Program outline

Mine Resilience (Australia) Pty Ltd engages trainers and assessors who have experience working in industry at supervisor level and above, and experience delivering training and assessment solutions in an industry context.  We deliver either group training sessions or individual development.  We will work with you to decide the best option for you and your organisation.  We will encourage you to attend group sessions because we’ve found that group dynamics is a very powerful experience for you.  It also helps everyone to stick to deadlines.

Training, assessment, and personal development may all be required.  We bring to bear our experience and help you to develop a structured mindset to being a supervisor.  All participants will be provided with materials relevant to the units of competency chosen to complete their qualification.  Resources may be: Learner Resource or copy of training given, Theoretical Assessment, Practical Assessment, and where applicable, a supporting evidence assessment and/or evidence guide.  Where onsite training is required, rooms will be made available containing a white board, internet connection, data projector, computer and internet as appropriate.  If required, specialist mining/operational equipment can be accessed at various sites with whom Mine Resilience (Australia) Pty Limited have ongoing partnership arrangements.


Most trainees will complete within a 12 to 24-month period.  One benefit of the group sessions is that we can condense the program and award the qualification in around 6 months depending on your collection of evidence.


Cost will depend on the level of knowledge and experience that the trainee already possesses.  Typical costs are $7500 and this depends on how much time we need to spend with you on site.  In-house group sessions of ten or more candidates will be costed individually.

Topics  (always check with training.gov.au for the latest release before starting)

Successful completion of thirteen (13) units of competency made up of:

  • four (4) core units, and
  • nine (9) elective units of which:
    • one (1) must be chosen from group A
    • at least two (2) must be chosen from group B
    • up to four (4) may be chosen from group C
    • up to one (1) may be chosen from group D
    • up to two (2) may be chosen from Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma level from this, or any other Training Package or accredited course

Units chosen must be relevant to the job function.

There are both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. To be appointed under any statutory requirements in related roles, units of competency should be selected to meet the state/territory licensing requirements.

There are no prerequisites to imported units listed in this qualification. Where a unit is imported as an elective care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified are complied with.

Core units of competency

  • BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • RIICOM301D Communicate information
  • RIIGOV401D Apply, monitor and report on compliance systems
  • RIIRIS401D Apply site risk management system

Electives Group A

  • BSBWHS401A Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • RIIWHS402D Examine and maintain mine safety

Group B

  • RIIBLA401D Manage blasting operations
  • RIIBHD401D Supervise blast hole drilling operations
  • RIICAR401D Supervise rehabilitation operations
  • RIIERR302D Respond to local emergencies and incidents
  • RIIERR401D Apply and monitor surface operations emergency preparedness and response systems
  • RIIMEX401D Apply pit plan
  • RIIMEX402D Supervise dredging operations
  • RIIMEX404D Apply and monitor systems for stable mining
  • RIIMEX405D Apply and monitor systems and methods of surface coal mining
  • RIIMPO401D Supervise mobile plant operations
  • RIIMPO403D Monitor the interaction of heavy and light vehicles and mining equipment
  • RIIPRO401D Supervise processing operations
  • RIIPRO402D Supervise recycled materials operations
  • RIIRAI401D Apply and monitor mine services and infrastructure systems
  • RIIRAI402D Apply and monitor site plant and resource management plan
  • RIISRM401D Apply and monitor the site stockpile management plan
  • RIIWBP401D Apply and monitor site waste and by-products management plan
  • RIIWMG401D Apply and monitor the site water management plan

Group C

  • BSBCUS401B Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
  • BSBFIA402A Report on financial activity
  • BSBINM401A Implement workplace information system
  • BSBLED401A Develop teams and individuals
  • BSBMGT401A Show leadership in the workplace
  • BSBMGT402A Implement operational plan
  • BSBSMB402A Plan small business finances
  • BSBSMB403A Market the small business
  • BSBSMB404A Undertake small business planning
  • BSBWOR404A Develop work priorities
  • ICAICT308A Use advanced features of computer applications
  • RIIBLA301D Conduct surface shotfiring operations
  • RIIBLA402D Monitor and control the effects of blasting on the environment
  • RIICCR401D Develop and maintain positive community relations
  • RIIENV401D Supervise dust and noise control
  • RIIERR201D Conduct fire team operations
  • RIIERR301D Respond to mine incident
  • RIIERR310D Provide support for rescue operations
  • RIIERR403D Lead rescue team
  • RIIWHS301D Conduct safety and health investigations
  • RIIWHS401D Supervise work in confined spaces
  • RIIQUA401D Apply quality management system on site
  • RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes
  • RIIRIS403D Managing and coordinating spill responses
  • RIISAM401D Apply site plant, equipment and infrastructure maintenance management plan
  • RIISAM402D Supervise operation of electrical equipment and installations
  • RIISAM403D Commission/recommission plant
  • TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment
  • TAEASS401C Plan and organise assessment
  • TAEASS402B Assess competence
  • TAEASS403B Participate in assessment validation
  • TAEDEL301A Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills

Group D

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • RIIERR205D Apply initial response First Aid


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