About the course

About the course

This extractives course is specifically designed for supervisors and operational managers within the extractive industry, normally with direct reporting accountabilities to senior management within the organisation. The course reflects the role of personnel working in a quarry or other extractive industries operations that perform tasks that are broad, specialised, complex and technical and include strategic areas and initiating activities. This course is targeted towards those who are responsible for the establishment of the site management systems, plans and policies and are required to demonstrate self-directed application of theoretical and technical knowledge and initiate solutions to technical problems or management requirements.  

You will study either on campus or online. 

  • On Campus: you will study on site at Box Hill Institute’s new Lilydale Lakeside Campus over eight stand alone blocks of classes. Each of the eight blocks comprises three days of interactive learning spread over the 15 -18 months of the program. The blocks are scheduled on a bi-monthly (i.e. March then May) basis to maximise the relevance, retention and application of the content from each preceding block of learning or
  • Online: where you will study with BHI’s Integrated Distance Learning Platform (IDLP). The flexibility of distance learning means you can study at your own pace, fitting your studies around your life.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

March with rolling enrolments throughout the year

Part time: 1 - 2 years (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

This course will enhance your high level capabilities in the management of dynamic and ever changing accountabilities and responsibilities within this industry. 

After successful completion you may wish to apply for employment opportunities such as:

  • quarry manager
  • operations manager
  • a variety of other specialist management roles
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Entry Requirements

You must be employed in the extractive industries sector with some management experience


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

From this qualification, participants may move in to other related qualifications such Advanced Diploma of Metalliferous Mining, or participants may move in to the higher education arena.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 6

Fees & Finance Options

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Full Tuition Fee $9,134.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$264.40
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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Course Structure

Successful completion of fourteen (14) units of competency made up of:

  • at least 10 units from the electives list below
  • up to of 4 units, at Diploma or Advanced Diploma level from this or any other training package

Units chosen must be relevant to job function.

Care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified within imported units, or units chosen as electives, are complied with.

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