Certificate IV Surface Extraction Operations



RII40115 Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations provides training involving a broad range of varied activities. Supervisors are responsible for the quantity and quality of the output of others, contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems and apply safety management plans to the workplace.


If currently employed within the industry, training can be conducted on your site if you have a group of three (3) or more undertaking this course. This would be delivered over approximately 4-8 sessions, running for 1-2 days per session over a 2-8 month timeframe.

Individuals are able to complete this course via online, self-paced training.

The timeframe for completion will differ depending on the skills and knowledge of the participant undertaking the training.

Target Audience

This course specifically targets supervisors and team leaders working in an open cut mine or quarry.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however prior working knowledge of the industry would be beneficial.

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Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations

Packaging Rules
Course Structure

The following provides the packaging rules for this qualification:


Total number of units = 13


4 core units plus


9 elective units, of which:

  • One (1) must be chosen from Group A
  • At least two (2) must be chosen from Group B
  • No more than four (4) may be chosen from Group C
  • No more than one (1) may be chosen from Group D
  • No more than two (2) may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

Core Units

  • BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • RIICOM301E Communicate information
  • RIIGOV401D Apply, monitor and report on compliance systems
  • RIIRIS401D Apply risk management system


Group A Electives

  • BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements


Group B Electives

  • RIIMEX401D Apply pit plan
  • RIIMPO401D Supervise mobile plant operations
  • RIIMPO403D Monitor the interaction of heavy and light vehicles and mining equipment


Group C Electives

  • RIIERR201E Conduct fire team operations
  • RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes
  • RIIWHS301D Conduct safety and health investigations


Draw In Electives

  • RIIRIS501D Implement and maintain management systems to control risk
  • BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace


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  • RII40115 Certificate IV Surface Extraction Operations_MINRES_AUS20
  • RII40115 Certificate IV Surface Extraction Operations_RPL
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RII40115 Certificate IV Surface Extraction Operations_MINRES_AUS20

RII40115 Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations (TAE-DP/AUS)

Enrol with MINRES Training Institute to meet NEW Legislative requirements before the deadline.

Participants who enrol in this course should be working in the Mining and Quarrying Industry as a Site Senior Executive or Supervisor as described HERE .

Please ask one of our friendly staff for more information if you have any questions by phoning 1800 MINRES for more information.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of mine managers in an open cut coal or metalliferous mine or a quarry, who perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment, roles and techniques for themselves and others.

They are required to demonstrate the application of a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills and implement safety management plans.

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

Entry Requirements

Participants who enrol in this course should be employed in a statutory position as per Department of Natural Resources and Mines Guidelines OR as an alternate for the abovementioned position description.

There are no other entry requirements.

RII40115 Certificate IV Surface Extraction Operations_RPL

Please download the RPL Kit provided and complete as per the instructions inside the document.

You will be required to upload ALL evidence in a SINGLE .zip file for assessment by the assigned Trainer and Assessor.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be eligible for a Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations.