Courses Industry Qualifications

Certificate II Surface Extraction Operations


The certificate serves individuals working as an operator on sites such as an open cut coal mine, a quarry or an open cut metalliferous mines. Trainees undertake a prescribed range of tasks involving known routines and procedures, while understanding the requirement of taking responsibility for safety and the quality of work outcomes.

The programme is delivered in a practical way and learners have the opportunity to imitate, practice and demonstrate their knowledge and skills in their workplace.

As with all Vertical Horizonz courses the training applies transferable knowledge, skills and attitudes in hazard identification, risk management and safety leadership, designed to reduce overall injury and loss rate.

Trainees are required to compete a total of 9 units of competency consisting of:

4 Core Units

  • BSBSUS211 – Participate in sustainable work practices
  • RIICOM201E – Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIRIS201E – Conduct local risk control
  • RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

5 elective units of competency

Discuss your elective units with Vertical Horizonz to ensure the best fit for your work environment.

Recognition of Prior Learning/RPL

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) leverages knowledge, skills, and attitudes collected throughout your working life, transferring those experiences to align with the training course requirements. Trainees undergoing the RPL process must be capable of demonstrating competency for the qualification.

Vertical Horizonz works with you through the RPL process.

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