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, the RII50115 Diploma of Surface Operations Management will give you the necessary training you will need to be competent and effective in the role.

This qualification reflects the role of managers in an open cut quarry, who perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment, roles and techniques for themselves and others. They are required to demonstrate the application of a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills and implement safety management plans.

Box Hill Institute has been training people in the Extractive Industries sector for over 40 years. 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). Your training will primarily be delivered at the Institute's Elgar Rd campus in 3-day blocks and includes some site visits. Course content covers environmental management, community engagement, pit planning, slope stability, managing major incidents and emergencies as well as business management units. The course includes a high degree of collaboration between you and your fellow students. People who have completed this course recognise the value of networking with other industry professionals to develop models of best practice.

Interstate participants can attend classes at Box Hill or complete the course via our distance training option.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February

Box Hill Institute offers the option of a flexible rolling enrolment system where a participant can enrol in the course 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

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

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Career Outcomes


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

  • Quarry manager, or
  • Operations manager, or
  • Various other specialist management roles.
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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

Pathways & Accreditation


After successful completion, you may wish to apply for entry into the Advanced Diploma of Extractive Industries Management.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

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 $4,900.00
Full Tuition Fee $11,845.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$208.00
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, 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


Completion of 13 units, including 2 core and 11 elective units.
Box Hill Insitute offers standard course structure with predetermined elective units chosen based on industry consultation.

  • RIIGOV501D Identify, Implement And Maintain Legal Compliance Requirements
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to identify, implement and maintain legal compliance in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

    This unit is appropriate for those working in a legal compliance management or supervisory roles.

    No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  • RIIRIS501D Implement And Maintain Management Systems To Control Risk
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to implement and maintain management systems to control risk in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

    This unit is appropriate for those working in a management role.

    No licensing, legislation or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  • RIIMEX501D Implement Pit Plan
    90.0 hours

    This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to implement a pit plan in Coal and Metalliferous mining and Extractive.

    This unit is appropriate for those working in management or technical specialist roles.

    No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  • RIIMPO502D Manage The Interaction Of Heavy And Light Vehicles And Mining Equipment
    100.0 hours

    This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to manage the interaction of heavy and light vehicles and mining equipment in Coal and Metalliferous mining and Extractive.

    This unit is appropriate for those working in management 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.

  • RIIPRO501D Implement Site Processing Plant Operations
    40.0 hours

    This unit develops a participant’s skills and knowledge required to implement site processing plant operations in Extractive.

    This unit is appropriate for those working in management or technical specialist roles

    No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication

  • RIISRM501D Implement The Stockpile Management Plan
    60.0 hours

    This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to implement the stockpile management plan in Civil construction, Coal and Metalliferous mining and Extractive.

    This unit is appropriate for those working in management or technical specialist roles.

    No licensing or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  • RIIENV501D Implement And Maintain Environmental Management Plan
    120.0 hours

    This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to implement and maintain an environmental management plan in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

    This unit is appropriate for those working in management roles.

    No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  • RIIWMG501D Implement The Site Water Management Plan
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to Implement the site water management plan in Coal and Metalliferous mining and Extractive.

    This unit is appropriate for those working in management or technical specialist roles.

    No licensing, legislation or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  • RIIMEX502D Implement Systems And Methods Of Mining
    70.0 hours

  • RIIRAI502D Develop And Implement Site Plant And Resource Management Plan
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a site plant and resource management plan in Coal mining, Extractive and Civil construction.

    This unit is appropriate for those working in in management or technical specialist roles

    No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication

  • RIIERR504D Manage Major Incidents And Emergencies
    120.0 hours

    This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to manage major incidents and emergencies in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

    This unit is appropriate for those in management roles.

    No licensing, legislation or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  • RIISAM501D Implement And Maintain The Site Plant, Equipment And Infrastructure Maintenance Plan
    60.0 hours

    This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to implement and maintain the site plant, equipment and infrastructure maintenance plan in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

    This unit is appropriate for those working in management roles.

    No licensing, legislation or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  • BSBFIM501 Manage Budgets And Financial Plans
    70.0 hours


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