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 will be replaced

Please note: This course will change in the near future and alterations to the structure will occur. All new students will be enrolled into the new course.

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

This is an online course which will include a combination of online and remote delivery. Remote learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Remote delivery involves scheduled classes where you will log in with other classmates to complete tutorials and assessments.  

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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

Full Fee
Tuition Fee$14,317
Service Fee$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83
Material Fee$264
Retain Course Items$0
Total Course Estimate$14,830
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$10,636

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2022 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. 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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