Certificate III in Mining Exploration - RII30515

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00092B

This qualification is part of the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. It reflects the role of exploration geological technicians or mining geological technicians who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.


  • 18 units: 7 core
  • 11 elective


  • Take environmental samples and measurements
  • Operate in isolated and remote situations
  • Process data and maintain accurate records
  • Mobilise equipment and materials
  • Prepare drill site
  • Maintain and monitor site quality standards
  • Work effectively with diversity
  • Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns
  • Carry out operational maintenance
  • Rehabilitate exploration site
  • Respond to site based spills
  • Provide geological field assistance
  • Plan and undertake field trip
  • Collect routine site samples
  • Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • Conduct local risk control
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Navigate in remote or trackless areas
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Provide first aid
  • Provide field support services
  • Operate and maintain instruments and field equipment
  • Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Regency International: $7,600 Yes No information available

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