Qualification details

RII20109 - Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation (Release 3)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by RII20113 - Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation 13/Nov/2013

ReleaseRelease date
3 (this release) 29/May/2013
(View details for release 2) 21/Mar/2012
(View details for release 1) 22/Jun/2011

Units of competency

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RIISAM202A - Isolate and access plantIsolate and access plantSupersededN/A
RIIOHS204A - Work safely at heightsWork safely at heightsSupersededN/A
RIISAM207A - Apply operational maintenance skillsApply operational maintenance skillsSupersededN/A
RIIHAN201A - Operate a forkliftOperate a forkliftSupersededN/A
RIIENV201A - Identify and assess environmental and heritage concernsIdentify and assess environmental and heritage concernsSupersededN/A
RIIGOV201A - Comply with site work processes/proceduresComply with site work processes/proceduresSupersededN/A
RIISAM205A - Cut, weld and bend materialsCut, weld and bend materialsSupersededN/A
RIIQUA201A - Maintain and monitor site quality standardsMaintain and monitor site quality standardsSupersededN/A
RIICCM201A - Carry out measurements and calculationsCarry out measurements and calculationsSupersededN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 821900 Other Construction And Mining Labourers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9911-11 Mining Support Worker 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Civil Construction 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Civil Construction Worker,Open Cut Miner (Metalliferous Mining) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 821900 Other Construction And Mining Labourers 02/Sep/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9911-11 Mining Support Worker 02/Sep/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 02/Sep/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 02/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Not applicable.


This qualification reflects the roles of individuals who perform mainly routine tasks and procedures, using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge, and taking some responsibility for the quality of the work outcomes.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

The following table includes a summary of the employability skills as identified by the resources and infrastructure industry for this qualification. The table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes required here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 


  • speak clearly and directly
  • listen carefully to instructions and information
  • read and interpret work instructions and safety signs
  • calculate basic weights, distances and volumes
  • complete incident and maintenance reports
  • adjust communication style to meet the needs of people with diverse backgrounds


  • apply teamwork in a range of situations, particularly in a safety context
  • contribute to the planning and execution of operations
  • work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race, religion or political persuasion and people with disability
  • recognise and respond sensitively to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds


  • adjust work methods in response to changing weather and site conditions
  • participate in team solutions to safety issues

Initiative and enterprise

  • independently adapt to changing work conditions or different work areas
  • identify potential improvements to working practice and conditions
  • identify and assess risks in the workplace

Planning and organising

  • manage time and priorities to complete work
  • identify and obtain appropriate equipment and permits
  • identify potential hazards and prepare appropriate responses
  • follow procedures and techniques relevant to the equipment and work being done


  • take responsibility for planning and organising own work priorities and completing assigned tasks
  • monitor own performance to ensure work will be completed well and on time
  • understand the standard of work expected at a work site


  • be willing to learn new ways of working
  • seek information to improve performance from people and workplace documents like policies, procedures etc
  • understand equipment characteristics, technical capabilities, limitations and procedures


  • use technology to monitor and report on work progress
  • use communications technology appropriate to the workplace (email, mobile, radio, etc)
  • operate equipment safely

Packaging Rules

Requirements for completion of the qualification 

The following table provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.

Successful completion of eight (8) units of competency made up of:

  • two (2) Core units, and
  • six (6) elective units of which:
  • at least three (3) must come from the Group A electives or Group B high risk work electives listed below
  • up to two (2) from the Group C electives listed below
  • up to one (1) unit may come from AQF level I, II or III in this, or any other, Training Package or accredited course.

Units of competency chosen must:

  • be relevant to the competency requirements for the job function
  • reflect the competency profile for the occupation at the enterprise level
  • in the case of accredited course units of competency, not duplicate in part or in whole any unit from a Training Package.

There are both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the RII09 Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. To be appointed under any statutory requirements in related roles, units of competency should be demonstrated to meet the state/territory licensing requirements. State/territory licensing requirements need to be confirmed by the Registered Training Organisation delivering and/or assessing the competency.

Care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified within imported units, or units chosen as electives, are complied with.

Core units of competency  

Unit code

Unit title


Work safely and follow OHS policies and procedures


Conduct local risk control

Group A electives  

Unit code

Unit title


Carry out measurements and calculations


Conduct fire team operations


Operate a forklift


Perform dogging


Perform basic rigging


Conduct basic scaffolding operations


Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of non toxic materials


Isolate and access plant


Use hand and power tools


Cut, weld and bend materials


Apply operational maintenance skills


Read and interpret maps


Operate light vehicle

Group B High risk work electives 

Unit code

Unit title


Licence to perform dogging


Licence to perform rigging basic level


Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level

Group C electives 

Unit code

Unit title


Operate a personal computer


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Apply first aid


Plan and organise work


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Communicate in the workplace


Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns


Comply with site work processes/procedures


Enter and work in confined spaces


Work safely at heights


Maintain and monitor site quality standards