RII30120 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

Forky Stick Training and Safety Consultants (RTO#45802) offers the nationally recognised RII30120 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations with high quality course materials and premier student support. We deliver training that is customised to meet the needs of our students and employers.


Where can it take your career?

The RII30120 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations is the latest nationally accredited qualification that equips you with the skills needed to 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.

This course is perfect for learners who want to be a:

    • Mineral processing technician
    • Quarry mobile plant operator
    • Surface coal operator


How is the course delivered?

Training is delivered via blended learning (face-to-face and distance components).

Course Duration: This course is designed to be completed within up to 48 weeks  excluding holidays.

Expected Study Hours: Typical learners are expected to spend up to 1243 hours depending on existing knowledge, skills, and experience.

Note: Please read Forky Stick Training and Safety Consultants Student Handbook and other policies and procedures including Refund Policy, Complaints and Appeals Policy, RPL Procedure prior to enrolling.


What will you learn in the RII30120 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations?

This course is designed to develop your expertise in resource and infrastructure services. Among others, you will learn to:

    • Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
    • Operate light vehicle


How is the course structured?

All learners will be assessed through a combination of the following:

  • Observation during on-the-job or role play simulation
  • Questioning may include self-assessment, verbal answers, written questionnaires, activity modules or interview
  • Structured activities may include Projects, Case studies, presentations, role play, demonstration, progressive tasks


What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, Forky Stick Training and Safety screens learners according to the following criteria:

  • Must be 18 years or older,
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent),
  • Have basic computer skills, and
  • ALL learners will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment (LL&N)*.

*Learners who do not meet the LLN requirements of the course may still enroll into the course provided the enrolment has been endorsed by the trainer and corresponding additional support strategies have been put in place.

Also, for the purposes of the unit RIIMPO338E Conduct rigid haul truck operations, applicants must hold a driver’s license (a current C class driver’s license).


What are the resources needed to complete the course?

To complete your course, you will need ongoing access to the following:

  • A computer with an Internet access with a reliable speed of at least 5mbps
  • Google Chrome (recommended browser)
  • MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel or equivalent applications
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent application
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Hard hat
    • Steel-capped safety boots
    • Safety glasses


What are the RII30120 course units?

This course covers 13 units of competency (3 core units and 10 elective units)

Core units

    • RIIENV201E – Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns
    • RIIRIS301E – Apply risk management processes
    • RIIWHS201E – Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Elective units

    • RIICOM301E – Communicate information
    • RIIGOV201E – Comply with site work processes/procedures
    • RIIHAN309F – Conduct telescopic materials handler operations
    • MSMPER300 – Issue work permits
    • RIIERR302E – Respond to local emergencies and incidents
    • RIIVEH201E – Operate light vehicle
    • MSMWHS201 – Conduct hazard analysis
    • TLILIC0040 – Licence to operate Non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes)
    • RIIHAN208E –  Perform dogging
    • RIIERR205D – Apply initial response First Aid


What are the course fees?

The RII30120 course is available from only $3,650.

Initial deposit of $1,500.00 upon enrolment + remaining balance to be paid 11 monthly instalments of $150.

Please see Fees and Refunds Policy for more information.


What are the Qualification Pathways?

Learners may also consider additional training to complement their skills in construction services, with RII40120 Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations*

*This course is not offered by Forky Stick Training and Safety Consultants. 

Is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) available?

Forky Stick Training and Safety Consultants has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process in place which is discussed in details in the RTO’s Recognition Policy and Procedure.

Prospective students are informed of the RPL Policy and procedures prior to enrolment in the course and through a variety of means, including pre-enrolment interview, enrolment form, student handbook, and website.

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