About the course

About the course

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).

If you are an operator or team leader who currently work in the extractives or quarrying industry, this surface extraction operations course is for you.

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 your workplace. The units explore topics such as environmental considerations, applying risk management processes and working safely. Based on site requirements at the quarry you may select job-specific units such as conduct crushing and screening, conduct weighbridge operations, service and maintain screens to address your 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.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


All year round, subject to enrolment quotas.

Part time: 8 months (generally 2-day blocks on site and pproximately 8 months duration)

The time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input

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Career Outcomes


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. 

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Entry Requirements


You must be employed in the extractive industries sector

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

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.

Applying


Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation


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

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

Fees & Finance Options


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

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.
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Course Structure


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.

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