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Certificate II Surface Extraction Operations


Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operation Course

Enrol now in Vertical Horizonz’s Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations course and learn the core skills and techniques used in surface mining 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 mine. 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 Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations Course 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 rates. We offer a range of vocational education courses such as Certificate III in Driving Operations, Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, Certificate III in Drilling Operations, Civil Construction Plant Operation, Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation, Certificate III in Trenchless Technology, Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations, and others.

Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations provides participants with the skills and knowledge to work in surface operations within the mining sector. This nationally accredited qualification is suited for those looking to enter the mining industry or cross-train into a new role.

Who is this course for?

Certificate II is ideal for those new to the mining industry with no prior qualifications or experience. It is open to all applicants interested in gaining an introductory understanding of surface extraction operations.

Course Outline

Participants will complete a total of 15 units of competency covering a range of surface extraction operation skills including:

  • Workplace health and safety procedures
  • Basic first aid
  • Equipment operation (ex-excavators, loaders, dozers etc)
  • Working effectively in the mining industry
  • Surface extraction process
  • Working with others and in teams
  • Communication skills

What to Expect from the course? 

This certificate program provides both theoretical knowledge and practical skills training. Instruction is delivered through:

  • Face-to-face classes
  • Hands-on workshops using industry equipment
  • Self-paced learning materials and assessments
  • Upon completion, participants will have the fundamental abilities to work in surface extraction operations in entry-level roles.

Course Prerequisites 

To enrol in Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations, applicants must:

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Undertake a health screening
  • Hold a current driver’s license

No prior qualifications or experience are required.

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.

Location: 3/94 Delta Street, Geebung, Brisbane, or training may also be conducted at client's venue upon request

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