National ID: RII50115 | State ID: AZF4


This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to lead and supervise operations involved in the extraction of materials in an open cut mining operation. You will learn about implementation of risks management and compliance plans in mine operations. You will also develop skills to lead, guide and organise work teams, and contribute to technical solutions. 

The preferred pathway into this qualification is formal supervision of at least two years in the open pit area. You must have a good understanding of the English language as course material is only available in English. Please note that you must be employed as a senior supervisor in the mining department on mine sites to enrol and complete this qualification.

Some or all of this course is available via flexible study.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

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Further study opportunities:

Further study options include the Advanced Diploma of Surface Coal Mining or the Advanced Diploma of Metalliferous Mining.

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Carlisle
How Flexible
Part Time
Short Course (Face To Face)
When This course is available for Semester 1, 2017.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Further study opportunities:

Further study options include the Advanced Diploma of Surface Coal Mining or the Advanced Diploma of Metalliferous Mining.

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

Module Group Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Identify, implement and maintain legal compliance requirements RIIGOV501D WH293
Implement and maintain management systems to control risk RIIRIS501D WH650

Module Group Group A Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Implement site processing plant operations RIIPRO501D WH601
Develop and implement site plant and resource management plan RIIRAI502D WH623
Implement mine transport systems and production equipment RIIRAI501D WH622
Implement the stockpile management plan RIISRM501D WH693
Implement and monitor health and hygiene management systems RIIWHS404D WH760
Implement the site water management plan RIIWMG501D WH771
Implement mine services systems RIIRAI508D WH629
Implement site waste and by-product management plan RIIWBP501D WH747
Implement site services and infrastructure systems RIIRAI503D WH624
Implement mine fixed plant and infrastructure systems RIIRAI509D WH630
Carry out the risk management process RIIRIS402D WH648
Implement, monitor, rectify and report on inventory control system RIIRAI506D WH627
Select and install surface plant and equipment RIIRAI504D WH625
Implement systems and methods of mining RIIMEX502D WH390
Implement emergency preparedness and response systems RIIERR503D WH286
Implement pit plan RIIMEX501D WH389
Manage the interaction of heavy and light vehicles and mining equipment RIIMPO502D WH447
Develop, implement and maintain process control systems RIIPRO502D WH602
Implement and maintain environmental management plan RIIENV501D WH262
Manage laser levelling of operating plant RIIMPO503D WH448
Design stockpile formations and reclaiming systems RIISRM502D WH694
Manage dredging operations RIIMEX503D WH391
Conduct mine surveying operations RIISDM501D WH687
Plan and monitor recycled material operations RIIWBP502D WH748
Apply and monitor systems and methods of surface coal mining RIIMEX405D WH387

Module Group Group B Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Manage quality customer service BSBCUS501 AUM47
Develop a workplace learning environment BSBLED501 AUL89
Facilitate continuous improvement BSBMGT516 AUL24
Manage personal work priorities and professional development BSBWOR501 AUK69
Manage operational plan BSBMGT517 AUJ03
Manage budgets and financial plans BSBFIM501 AUH01
Ensure a safe workplace BSBWHS501 AUM01
Lead and manage team effectiveness BSBWOR502 AUH47
Plan small business finances BSBSMB402 AUH17
Manage an information or knowledge management system BSBINM501 AUJ29
Apply, monitor and report on compliance systems RIIGOV401D WH292
Manage blast hole drilling operations RIIBHD501D WH018
Communicate Information RIICOM301D WH100
Conduct sales in construction materials operations RIICCR501D WH090
Conduct surface shotfiring operations RIIBLA301D WH024
Conduct safety and health investigations RIIWHS301D WH755
Undertake process or project environmental impact assessment RIIENV502D WH263
Manage and coordinate spill response RIIRIS403D WH649
Implement and maintain the site plant, equipment and infrastructure maintenance plan RIISAM501D WH683
Implement, monitor, rectify and report on contracts RIIPRM501D WH590
Manage major incidents and emergencies RIIERR504D WH287
Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements BSBWHS401 AUL17

To apply for a short course please register your interest by using the web-form provided on the right-hand side of this page. Alternatively you can talk to us on 1800 001 001. 

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a South Metropolitan TAFE associate degree or higher education diploma, or a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.

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