Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation

National Code: RII20120
TAFE SA Code: TP01192


This broad qualification will give you practical foundation skills you need to carry out a range of basic tasks in the resource and infrastructure sectors such as mining and mineral exploration, drilling, petroleum exploration and construction.

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10 weeks 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Entry Recommendations
This course is recommended for those with an interest and aptitude for working in the resource and infrastructure industry.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
This course is 10 weeks in duration and students will be required to attend multiple delivery locations due to specialist equipment and space requirements for some of the units. Training will be undertaken at Tonsley AND Mt Barker campus. Delivery locations may alter due to the number of students, and it is important that students attend all days of delivery to finish the course.

Industry Conditions and Skills
You will need practical hands-on aptitude, good communication and interpersonal skills, basic literacy and numeracy skills and a basic understanding of concepts including measurements, volumes, levels, ratios, pressure, temperatures and chemicals. Ability to complete written work in the form of job cards and workbook and computer skills for online activities and tasks.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
You will need to purchase and wear your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as safety boots, safety glasses and appropriate workwear (eg wide brim hat, gloves, long pants, long sleeve hi-vis shirt) (approx. $100 - $200)

Total Fees for the 10 week course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).

This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place before the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. The number of Fee Free TAFE places that are funded is limited by the terms of the skills agreement signed by the Australian and South Australian Governments. Should all available Fee Free TAFE places be taken, subsequent applicants will be offered a subsidised place.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This course is suitable for those who wish to work in the resources and infrastructure field as Drillers Offsider, Mill Operator, Survey Assistant and Exploration Field Assistant.

    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 Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation (RII20120)
    You will learn how to work safely and gain skills in reading and interpreting plans, carrying out measurements, locating underground services and operating tools and equipment. Duty of care and high risk tickets can also be gained. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 4 core units and 5 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.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate in the workplace 20
    Conduct local risk control 20
    Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns 20
    Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures 20


    Name Nominal Hours
    Carry out measurements and calculations 20
    Enter and work in confined spaces 30
    Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials 16
    Licence to operate a forklift truck 40
    Work Safely at Heights 20
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