About the course

About the course

If you are currently working as a team leader or supervisor, or you would like to step up to this role in an open cut quarrying or mining operation, this course will give you the necessary training you will need to be competent and effective in the role.

This course reflects the role of employees such as a supervisor or team leader working in an open cut mine or quarry. You will perform tasks involving a broad range of varied activities, most of which are complex and non-routine. You will be responsible for the quantity and quality of the output of others, contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems and apply safety management plans to the workplace.

 The course is developed in collaboration with industry and is supported by both the Construction Materials Processing Association (CMPA) and the Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA). The training delivery takes place primarily at the Institute's Elgar campus in 3 day blocks and includes some site visits. Course content covers environmental management, community engagement, pit planning, slope stability, risk management and quality. You will be closely collaborating with your fellow students throughout the course. People who have completed this course recognise the value of networking with other industry professionals to develop models of best practice.

Course content covers: 

  • environmental management
  • community engagement
  • pit planning
  • slope stability
  • risk management
  • quality

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length


Box Hill Institute also offers flexible rolling enrolments whereby you can enrol in the course at any time throughout the year and complete the training in the corresponding month of the following year.

Part time: 10 months

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

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Career Outcomes

This course will allow you to fulfil the role of a team leader or supervisor. It is considered to be the first step in your management development toward becoming a quarry manager.

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Entry Requirements

You must be employed in the extractive industries sector


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

You may wish to apply for entry into the Diploma of Extractive Operations Management.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

Government Subsidised ConcessionGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$616$3,080$11,680
Service Fee$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83
Material Fee$520$520$520
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$1,385$3,849$12,449
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$1,385$3,849$12,449

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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