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Qualification details

RII30520 - Certificate III in Mining Exploration (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to RII30515 - Certificate III in Mining Exploration 22/Sep/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 12/Mar/2021
(View details for release 1) 23/Sep/2020


Units of competency

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RIIMPO319E - Conduct backhoe/loader operationsConduct backhoe/loader operationsElective
RIISTD301D - Take environmental samples and measurementsTake environmental samples and measurementsElective
RIIEGS201D - Operate in isolated and remote situationsOperate in isolated and remote situationsElective
RIICAR301D - Rehabilitate exploration siteRehabilitate exploration siteElective
RIIEGS302D - Plan and undertake field tripPlan and undertake field tripElective
RIIEGS305E - Navigate in remote or trackless areasNavigate in remote or trackless areasElective
RIISTD202D - Collect routine site samplesCollect routine site samplesElective
RIIVEH305F - Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicleOperate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicleElective
RIIMPO334E - Conduct skid steer loader operations using attachmentsConduct skid steer loader operations using attachmentsElective
RIISTD302E - Process data and maintain accurate recordsProcess data and maintain accurate recordsElective
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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 23/Sep/2020 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 23/Sep/2020 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 23/Sep/2020 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

This version first released with RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Version 7.0.

The following elective unit of competency have been deleted as directed by the AISC:

  • RIIEGS306D Prepare drill site.

The above training product was identified as having zero enrolments over a three year period.

Release 1

This version first released with RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Version 5.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals such as 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 and/or contingency measures.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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

Entry Requirements

Nil

Packaging Rules

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

Total number of units = 13

5 core units  plus

8 elective units,  of which:

  • 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.

The elective bank contains both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the resources and infrastructure industry. 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

RIICOM301E

Communicate information

RIIENV201E

Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns

RIIRIS201E

Conduct local risk control

RIIWHS201E

Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Electives

Unit code 

Unit title 

RIICAR301D

Rehabilitate exploration site

RIIEGS201D

Operate in isolated and remote situations

RIIEGS301E

Operate and maintain instruments and field equipment

RIIEGS302D

Plan and undertake field trip

RIIEGS303E

Provide geological field assistance

RIIEGS304E

Mobilise equipment and materials

RIIEGS305E

Navigate in remote or trackless areas

RIIMPO319E

Conduct backhoe/loader operations

RIIMPO334E

Conduct skid steer loader operations using attachments

RIIRIS202E

Respond to site based spills

RIISAM209E

Carry out operational maintenance

RIISTD202D

Collect routine site samples

RIISTD301D

Take environmental samples and measurements

RIISTD302E

Process data and maintain accurate records

RIIVEH305F

Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

Qualification Mapping Information

Supersedes and is equivalent to RII30515 Certificate III in Mining Exploration.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=88a61002-9a21-4386-aaf8-69c76e675272