Qualification details

RII30515 - Certificate III in Mining Exploration (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 11/Dec/2018
(View details for release 1) Replaced14/Dec/2015

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to RII30513 - Certificate III in Mining Exploration 13/Dec/2015


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBDIV301 - Work effectively with diversityWork effectively with diversity Elective
BSBSUS401 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
CPPSIS3016 - Provide field support services for surveying and spatial projectsProvide field support services for surveying and spatial projects Elective
HLTAID003 - Provide first aidProvide first aid Core
HLTAID006 - Provide advanced first aidProvide advanced first aid Elective
RIICAR301D - Rehabilitate exploration siteRehabilitate exploration site Elective
RIICOM201D - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplace Core
RIIEGS201D - Operate in isolated and remote situationsOperate in isolated and remote situations Elective
RIIEGS301D - Operate and maintain instruments and field equipmentOperate and maintain instruments and field equipment Elective
RIIEGS302D - Plan and undertake field tripPlan and undertake field trip Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 311412 Earth Science Technician 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Mineral Mining Exploration 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Geological Technician (Mining) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311412 Earth Science Technician 29/Apr/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 29/Apr/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 14/Dec/2015 
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Modification History

Release

Comments

1

This qualification replaces RII30513 Certificate III in Mining Exploration. Wording of packaging rules amended. Added BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity to Group B electives. Updated codes of imported units. Added qualification mapping information.

2

This version was released with RII Resources and Infrastructure Training Package version 3.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of exploration geological technicians or mining geological technicians who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.

No licencing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

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

Total number of units = 18 

7 core units  plus

11 elective units,  of which:

  • at least six (6) must be chosen from Group A
  • no more than five (5) must be chosen from Group B
  • no more than one (1) unit may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect current occupational and learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level.

There are both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. To be appointed under any statutory requirements in related roles, units of competency should be selected to meet the state/territory licensing requirements.

There are no prerequisites to imported units listed in this qualification. Where a unit is imported as an elective care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified are complied with.

Core units of competency

Unit code 

Unit title 

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

RIICOM201D

Communicate in the workplace

RIIENV201D

Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns

RIIQUA201D

Maintain and monitor site quality standards

RIIRIS201D

Conduct local risk control

RIISTD202D

Collect routine site samples

RIIWHS201D

Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Electives

Group A

Unit code 

Unit title 

CPPSIS3016

Provide field support services for surveying and spatial projects

RIICAR301D

Rehabilitate exploration site

RIIEGS201D

Operate in isolated and remote situations

RIIEGS301D

Operate and maintain instruments and field equipment

RIIEGS302D

Plan and undertake field trip

RIIEGS303D

Provide geological field assistance

RIIEGS304D

Mobilise equipment and materials

RIIEGS305D

Navigate in remote or trackless areas

RIIEGS306D

Prepare drill site

RIISTD302D

Process data and maintain accurate records

Group B

Unit code 

Unit title 

BSBDIV301

Work effectively with diversity

BSBSUS401

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

HLTAID006

Provide advanced first aid

RIIRIS202D

Respond to site based spills

RIISAM209D

Carry out operational maintenance

RIISTD301D

Take environmental samples and measurements

RIIVEH305E

Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title

current version

Code and title

previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

RII30515 Certificate III in Mining Exploration

RII30513 Certificate III in Mining Exploration

Packaging rules changed to clarify intent; added one elective unit

Equivalent qualification

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=88a61002-9a21-4386-aaf8-69c76e675272

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