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Work in the mineral and petroleum industries

The mining and petroleum courses at TAFE SA cover the exploration, extraction and processing of minerals, oil, and gas. You can study soil science, geology, hydrogeology, mineralogy, petrology, and risk control. Other topics include spatial data, environmental management, and site rehabilitation.

Forge an exciting career in open cut mines and quarrying or stake your claim in mineral and petroleum exploration or oil and gas production. And get first class learning at our specialist Onshore Petroleum Centre of Excellence training facility at our Tonsley campus.

Mining, Infrastructure, Oil and Gas Courses

Qualifications Help…  National Code
Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work PreparationRII20120
Short Courses Help… Duration
Work Zone Traffic Management2 days
Apprenticeships and Traineeships Help…  National Code
Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant OperationsRII30820
Certificate III in Resource ProcessingRII30420
* Eligibility criteria applies. See course details to check if you meet the requirements for funding.

Onshore Petroleum Centre of Excellence

The Onshore Petroleum Centre of Excellence at the TAFE SA Tonsley campus is a fully immersive simulated oil and gas production environment for technical training. It allows training in oil and gas operations, including safety, sustainable operational principles and maintenance activities, without expensive fly-in, fly-out arrangements.

Using water in place of oil and compressed air to simulate gas, the facility includes different pump types, gas compressors, a pig launcher and receiver, gas metering skid, field separator and small tanks, as well as associated pressure safety valves, flow valves and other instrumentation.

Roxby Downs and Mining

TAFE SA's Roxby Downs campus services one of South Australia's most remote communities. The town's major employer, BHP Billiton, has a strong, long-standing relationship with TAFE SA. Apprentices who work at nearby Olympic Dam receive industry-leading training at TAFE SA. Watch the video to learn more about TAFE SA's Roxby Downs campus.

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