Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for RII30115 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

RII30115 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. Typically we include the below units of competency in the training plan, however this can be customised to meet vocational outcomes according to your role and experience.  Units of competency include:

·         RIIENV201D        Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns

·         RIIRIS301D          Apply risk management processes

·         RIIWHS201D       Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

·         RIICOM301D      Communicate information

·         RIIGOV201D       Comply with site work processes/ procedures

·         RIIMPO301E       Conduct hydraulic excavator operations

·         RIIMPO304E       Conduct wheel loader operations

·         RIIVEH305E         Operate and maintain four wheel drive vehicles

·         RIIHAN307E        Operate a vehicle loading crane

·         RIIHAN301E        Operate elevating work platform

·         TLILIC0002           License to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above

·         RIIMPO318F       Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations

·         RIIHAN305D       Operate a gantry or overhead crane

Cost: $$1750

Time and Duration: 8 Hours



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Course Requirements

Course Requirements:

To achieve an RPL you must complete the Student Application Kit ensuring you complete all sections within the kit.  This includes but not limited to, a self- assessment, employment details and evidence collection table. You will also be required to complete Enrolment Form & LLN Test and provide the following evidence with your enrolment paperwork:

·         Drivers Licence or another form of legal identification. E.G. Passport, High Risk Work Licence.

Once this has all been processed, you will then be required to complete the following but not necessarily in the order provided:

  • Competency Conversation with your Trainer/ Assessor who will schedule a date and time with you
  • Challenge test- which can be completed over email or the assessor can also schedule a session of support to work through the Challenge Test
  • A Supervisor/ Referee Report- this is to confirm that you competently perform in the workplace with particular emphasis on operators of machinery.

The allocated Trainer/ Assessor will support the coordination of this evidence to ensure a seamless & transparent approach.

Alternatively once you have completed the Student Application kit, you can also attend Col Joy Training Services facilities to undertake a face to face session with the Trainer/ Assessor for teh competency converstaion & Challenge test.  This is able to be scheduled based on trainer availability.

Please note: It is critical CJTS have the completed Student Application Kit prior to attending the face to face session

If you would like a copy of the RPL Student Application Kit before committing to this course, please email and request a copy.

Appropriate clothing and enclosed footwear must be worn when attending courses.


Our office front is located at 12 Fursden Street, Glenella, 4740.

Please be advise if attending a course, you cannot park in Fursden Street.

Free off-street parking is available at 7 Brickworks Court, Glenella, 4740 located off Glenella Connection Road. Once you have secured a park the entrance to the rear of our building is locate between the blue and cream coloured buildings Follow the signage through to reception for check in.



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