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
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
This course is for people pursuing a career in the exploration sector of the resources industry. The course provides new and existing employees with skills, knowledge and/or recognition required for employment in a mineral and petroleum exploration role. Job roles may include mineral exploration field assistants/technicians, mine samplers and hydrocarbon sample catchers.
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 III in Mining Exploration
This course aims to train you to become a geoscience field assistant. Geoscience field assistants work alongside geoscientists in various areas of mineral, oil and gas exploration undertaking various geological duties in the field and office. 7 core units plus 11 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.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession