Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns
Apply risk management processes
Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
Ten (10) Electives
Maintain and monitor site quality standards
Conduct rigid haul truck operations
Conduct articulated haul truck operations
Conduct bulk water truck operations
Conduct hydraulic excavator operations
Conduct wheel loader operations
Isolate and access plant
Test operational functions of vehicles and equipment
Operate light vehicle
Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle
Conduct surface shotfiring preparations
Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier
Monitor site production activities
Work effectively with diversity
Service and maintain conveyors, feeders and hoppers
Service and maintain screens
Support shotfiring operations
Store, handle and transport explosives
Other electives may be offered, in accordance with the packaging rules. Please discuss with a Mining Train representative if you would like to discuss electives not identified on this course information brochure
This qualification 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.
This program is delivered over 24 months as a Contract of Training (SA). Formal training may be completed in a shorter amount of time.
Mining Train will conduct a Foundation Skills entry assessment at a level required to successfully complete the qualification and work in the industry at the level required for this qualification. Potential clients who are identified as not meeting course entry requirements will be assisted with referral to appropriate support services.
• In general, participants will need to be physically fit due to the nature of the work
• Mining Train will conduct a suitability interview prior to enrolment
• Entrants will be required to be employed in a surface extraction operations role
• Entrants may be required to have a White Card prior to starting training on the qualification
There are theory and practical training and assessment components to the course.
Skills will be trained and assessed through a mixture of off-the-job and on-the-job training and assessment.
Participants will be required to have consistent access to activities relating to chosen electives on their worksite.
Credit transfer involves assessing a previously completed course or subject to see if it provides equivalent learning or competency outcomes to those required within the current course of study.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) provides students with an opportunity to have their current skills and competencies recognised.
These skills and competencies may relate to units that they are about to commence and as a result may exempt them from studying these units.
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