Box Hill Institute has been training people in the Extractives Industry for over 40 years. Our courses are developed in collaboration with industry and are supported by members of the Construction Materials Processing Association (CMPA) and the Institute of Quarrying Australia ( IQA). This course is for operators and team leaders who currently work in the Extractives or Quarrying Industry.

This course reflects the role of employees such as production operators in an open cut mine or quarry, 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.

The course is contextualised to the students’ workplace. The units explore topics such as environmental considerations, applying risk management processes and working safely. Based on site requirements at the quarry students may select job-specific units such as conduct crushing and screening, conduct weighbridge operations, service and maintain screens to address their training needs. Skill sets are offered as well as the full course.

Box Hill Institute encourages employers to host this training on their site. It allows the students to apply skills in the real workplace environment.

Box Hill Instiute offers VOC (Verifcation of Competency) a method of assessment that assists employers in verifying / confirming the competency levels of employees and contractors who will be required to operate plant and equipment in their workplace.

National Code RII30115
Study Areas Quarrying & Extractive Industries
Study Level Certificate III
Study Type Local
Study Mode

PT: 8 months

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Workplace

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $1,650.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $330.00
Full Tuition Fee $7,950.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $1,105.00
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.

Government Subsidised Place

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

All year round subject to enrolment quotas.

Part time, generally two day blocks on site. Approximately eight months duration.


You must be employed in the extractive industries sector

You may wish to progress onto the Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations.

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

This qualification is aimed to help operators work more efficiently and more safely. Ideally you will already be employed within the industry and this qualification will allow you to fulfil the role of a senior operator, technician or team leader. 

This course can be highly contextualised to the needs of the students. All students must complete the units:

  • Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns
  • Apply risk management processes
  • Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Students can choose an additional 10 units that relate to specific job roles and operational areas.





This  unit addresses the need for personnel who issue work permits to understand the permit system, know the limitations of each permit and make decisions regarding the need for and correct use of each permit. This competency unit includes the issue of any and all permits. It applies to the issuing of permits covering a single plant or plant area such as might be an operators scope of responsibility.



This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to monitor site production activities in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This unit is appropriate for those working in production operational and supervisory roles. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.


Last updated: February 22, 2019 12:58pm