Engineering & Transport

Mining Exploration

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Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations

Duration Up to 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeRII20213
TAFE SA CodeTP00712
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileMiners and DrillersMiners and Drillers
FacultiesMining, Engineering and Transport
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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.

    Course Notes & Special Requirements

    • If there are more applicants than available places, TAFE SA will make offers based on date of application.

    How to Apply

    Award Courses

    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as an operator on sites such as an open cut coal mine, a quarry or an open cut metalliferous mine.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations (RII20213)
    This broad qualification will give you practical foundation skills you need to carry out a range of basic tasks in mining, drilling and construction. You will learn how to work safely and gain skills in reading and interpreting maps, carrying out measurements, collecting samples and operating tools and equipment. 4 core units plus 5 electives.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.

    To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.