Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations


This qualification is designed for individuals, such as production operators, working in quarries. They perform various tasks that require a broad range of skilled applications in a diverse work environment. These tasks involve using some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services, or contingency measures.

This is on-the-job training so you need to be employed in the mining industry to undertake this course.

The qualification covers a range of units including:

  • Conducting water truck operations
  • Hydraulic excavator operations
  • Crushing and screening plant operations
  • Dozer operations
  • Wheel loader operations
  • Rigid haul truck operations
  • Articulated haul truck operations
  • Backhoe/loader operations
  • Tip truck operations

It also includes units related to safety, health investigations, risk management, communication, environmental and heritage concerns, and operating elevating work platforms and vehicle loading cranes.

Overall, this qualification equips individuals with the necessary skills to carry out complex tasks and make informed decisions in their roles within the resources and mining industries.