RII30115Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

Foundation Training Australia
Foundation Training Australia
  • Awarded by

    Foundation Training Australia (RTO 31972)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

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  • Payment Options

    Study Loans eligiblePayment plan

  • Duration

    Up to 4 years, depending on your existing skills and experience and method of study

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Excavator Operator | Grader Operator | Quarry Equipment Operator | Quarry Operations Leading Hand | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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Last modified: 12 Jun 2019

In a Nutshell

Get up close and personal with the mighty machines that make mining possible. This Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations (RII30115) from Foundation Training Australia is a practical, hands-on course that equips you with the skills you need to become a production operator for the mining industry.

You'll learn how to operate a range of light vehicles such as hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders and wheeled dozers. Your training includes risk management and WHS policies and procedures to ensure you can safely operate the machines required for the job.

If you love the idea of working outdoors, mining could be a great fit for you. Start studying today and explore the career options that mining opens up to you!

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    There are no prerequisites for entry to this course, anyone can apply!

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this construction course, subjects you may study include:

    • RIIENV201D - Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns
    • RIIRIS301D - Apply risk management processes
    • RIIWHS201D - Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
    • RIICOM302D - Communicate workplace information
    • RIIGOV201D - Comply with site work processes/procedures
    • RIIMPO301D - Conduct hydraulic excavator operations
    • RIIMPO304D - Conduct wheel loader operations
    • RIIMPO309E - Conduct wheeled dozer operations
    • RIIMPO310E - Conduct grader operations
    • RIIVEH201D - Operate light vehicle
    • BSBINN301 - Promote innovation in a team environment
    • RIIHAN311E - Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier
    • RIIRIS202D - Respond to site based spills
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  • Why Foundation Training Australia?

    With recognised courses in building and construction, business, accounting, management, WHS and more, Foundation Training Australia doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to equipping you with the confidence and competence to succeed in your field! Their mission is to “enrich lives through education”, which is why they’ve brought on board a team of passionate and skilled trainers to guide students along every step of their learning journey. These guys aren’t your everyday thinkers, they want to make an impact, they’re authentic and are committed to equipping you with the right skills that’ll bring you success in the workforce. “We believe people should be able to learn in inspiring and innovative ways, allowing them to enjoy a limitless and enriching educational experience.” - FTA

    Foundation Training Australia prides themselves on a “no BS approach!” They pay attention to “stuff that matters” and are focussed on seeing students grow and succeed.

    Upon enrolling, students will be connected with a dedicated learning engagement officer who will be on hand to answer any questions. Students will also have open access to FTA’s trainers, who each come equipped with years of industry experience. You’ll get unparalleled access to their abundance of knowledge, ask any questions and understand every step of your qualification, from start to finish.

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations (RII30115) from Foundation Training Australia.

You'll be qualified to operate light vehicles used in an open cut mine or quarry, allowing you to seek employment in a wide range of operation roles in the mining industry.

Wondering where a career in building and construction could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

Let's Talk Price

The full fee for this course is $6,590. Foundation Training Australia offers a wide variety of funding options for eligible students, including Study Loans and payment plans.

Enquire now to find out more about funding for your training!

Study Loans provides a new way of paying for education with a transparent fee structure under a pay-as-you-go type model.

Approved students will be loaned from $2,001 to $15,000, to cover all or part of their course tuition from an approved provider. The loan will be progressively drawn to pay tuition fees and paid to the training provider directly on behalf of the student. The loan will be paid back via direct debit over 6-48 months, at competitive interest rates, with no penalties for early repayment.

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