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This qualification reflects the role of individuals such as production operators, working in open cut coal or metalliferous mines or quarries, who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations

Licensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the qualification.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Core units

RIIENV201E - Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns

RIIRIS301E - Apply risk management processes

RIIWHS201E - Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures


Group A

RIICOM301E - Communicate information

RIICOM302D - Communicate workplace information

Group B

RIIGOV201E - Comply with site work processes/procedures

RIIQUA201E - Maintain and monitor site quality standards

Group C

MSMPER300* - Issue work permits

RIIARO301 - Work safely in autonomous environments 

RIIARO302 - Work safely with remotely piloted aircraft systems

RIIARO303 - Operate equipment in autonomous environments 

RIIARO304 - Coordinate and interact with autonomous systems 

RIIARO305 - Build and maintain routes for autonomous operations

RIIARO306 - Respond to obstructions to autonomous operations

RIIARO307 - Activate and deactivate autonomous systems

RIIBHD301E - Conduct surface blast hole drilling operations

RIIHAN309F - Conduct telescopic materials handler operations

RIIMCO302D - Conduct surface miner operations

RIIMCO303E - Conduct auger miner operations

RIIMEX301D - Conduct dredging operations

RIIMEX302D - Assess ground conditions

RIIMEX303 - Conduct local geotechnical risk control in surface operations

RIIMPG301D - Control and monitor automated plant/machinery

RIIMPO206D - Conduct bulk water truck operations

RIIMPO301E - Conduct hydraulic excavator operations

RIIMPO302E - Conduct hydraulic shovel operations

RIIMPO303E - Conduct rope shovel operations

RIIMPO304E - Conduct wheel loader operations

RIIMPO305F - Conduct coal stockpile dozer operations

RIIMPO306D - Operate plant/machinery on live stockpiles

RIIMPO308F - Conduct tracked dozer operations

RIIMPO309F - Conduct wheeled dozer operations

RIIMPO310F - Conduct grader operations

RIIMPO312E - Conduct scraper operations

RIIMPO313E - Conduct face loader operations

RIIMPO319E - Conduct backhoe/loader operations

RIIMPO329F - Conduct dragline operations

RIIMPO331E - Conduct operations with stockpile dozer

RIIMPO334E - Conduct skid steer loader operations using attachments

RIIMPO335E - Conduct skid steer loader operations without attachments

RIIMPO336E - Conduct belly dump truck operations

RIIMPO337E - Conduct articulated haul truck operations

RIIMPO338E - Conduct rigid haul truck operations

RIINHB307D - Conduct conventional core drilling

RIINHB330 - Conduct down-hole hammer drilling

RIIPEO301E - Conduct conveyor-car high wall mining operations

RIIPRO301D - Conduct crushing and screening plant operations

RIIPRO302D - Perform process control room operations

RIIPRO303D - Conduct sand wash plant operations

RIISAM301F - Test operational functions of vehicles and equipment

RIISRM301E - Blend stockpile materials

RIISRM302E - Conduct stockpile reclaiming operations

RIISRM303E - Move and position materials to form stockpiles

RIISRM304E - Maintain stockpiles

RIIVEH201E - Operate a light vehicle

RIIVEH304E - Conduct tip truck operations

RIIVEH305F - Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

RIIVEH307F - Operate a heavy rigid vehicle

Group D

AHCNAR303 - Implement revegetation works

AHCSAW301 - Construct conservation earthworks

BSBPUR301 - Purchase goods and services

BSBSTR401 - Promote innovation in team environments

BSBTWK301 - Use inclusive work practices

CPCCLDG3001A - Licence to perform dogging

CPCCLSF2001A - Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level

CPCCLSF3001A* - Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level

HLTAID011 - Provide first aid

MSL913004 - Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

MSL924003 - Process and interpret data

MSL943003 - Work safely with instruments that emit ionising radiation

MSL973013 - Perform basic tests

MSMWHS201 - Conduct hazard analysis

RIIBEF302E - Monitor site production activities

RIIBLA201E - Support shotfiring operations

RIIBLA205E - Store, handle and transport explosives

RIIBLA301E - Conduct surface shotfiring operations

RIIBLA305E - Conduct secondary blasting

RIIBLA307E - Conduct a blast survey

RIICRC310E - Construct and maintain roads

RIIERR301E - Respond to work site incidents

RIIERR302E - Respond to local emergencies and incidents

RIIERR308E - Extricate and transport people involved in incidents

RIIERR406 - Provide support for rescue operations

RIIHAN208E - Perform dogging

RIIHAN301E - Operate elevating work platform

RIIHAN302D - Conduct intermediate scaffolding operations

RIIHAN304E - Conduct slewing crane operations

RIIHAN305D - Operate a gantry or overhead crane

RIIHAN307E - Operate a vehicle loading crane

RIIHAN311F - Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier

RIIPEO206D - Lay and recover cables and hoses

RIIRIS202E - Respond to site based spills

RIIRIS401E - Apply site risk management system

RIISAM303E - Shutdown dredge for operator maintenance

RIISAM304E - Install, commission and maintain major conveyor equipment and systems

RIISAM306E - Service and maintain conveyors, feeders and hoppers

RIISAM307E - Service and maintain crushers

RIISAM308E - Service and maintain screens

RIISAM309E - Service and maintain pumps

RIISTD301D -  Take environmental samples and measurements

RIIVEH302E - Operate multi-combination vehicle

RIIVEH303F - Drive heavy combination vehicle

RIIVEH306E - Operate a mine service vehicle

RIIWHS301E - Conduct safety and health investigations

TLIC3004 - Drive heavy rigid vehicle

TLID2022 - Conduct weighbridge operations

TLILIC0002 - Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)

TLILIC0005 - Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

TLILIC0006 - Licence to operate a bridge and gantry crane

TLILIC0010 - Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)

TLILIC2016 - Licence to drive a heavy rigid vehicle

TLILIC3017 - Licence to drive a heavy combination vehicle

TLILIC3018 - Licence to drive a multi-combination vehicle

An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.