Certificate III in Mining Exploration

Duration Up to 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeRII30515
TAFE SA CodeTP00880
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Start your rewarding career in mineral exploration or petroleum exploration that can take you anywhere in the world. 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.



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Course Admission Requirements

    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by CSPA score
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
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    Employment Outcomes

    This course is for people pursuing a career in the exploration sector of the resources industry. 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 (RII30515)
    This course provides skills in communication, heritage concerns, quality standards, risk control, site samples and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 11 elective units.

    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.


    The TAFE SA qualification 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.