RII30420Certificate IIIin Resource Processing

About the course

This qualification reflects the role of employees such as production operators in a metalliferous processing facility or a coal preparation and treatment plant, 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.

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Details and duration

This training is delivered on the job to registered trainees.  So there is no requirement for you to leave work for off the job training. CTS can adjust the training to individual needs and workplaces.

We only offer this course if you are currently employed in the resource processing industry via a traineeship pathway. You must have access to specified equipment in order to enrol in this qualification with CTS and provide approval for CTS assessors to visit the site to conduct assessments. 

Delivered via flexible learning on the job with 13 units for completion. Up to 36 months for a traineeship. Resource Processing (Level 3) traineeships available for new workers.

Typical learning objectives
  • Comply with site communication, safety and quality standards
  • Identification and assessment of environmental and heritage factors
  • Risk management processes
  • Conduct resource processing operational activities relevant to the facility

Nationally Recognised Enrolments
We will not enrol you in a Nationally Recognised Qualification without checking first that:
  • You meet the entry requirements
  • You know the cost
  • It is a qualification, skill set, unit of competence that is appropriate for you
  • You are aware of what resources you will need to successfully participate
  • You understand the amount of learning required and how you will be assessed
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Methods of delivery

  • Students will need to be employed in an industry or role that will support evidence collection and workplace skill implementation.
  • Units will need to be supported in the workplace through skill demonstration and practical application.

  • Students should have access to relevant policies, procedures, systems and/or documentation related to the qualification throughout the term of the qualification.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) available. 

All candidates have the full support of their trainer who will be in regular contact via phone, email, Teams, or face to face scheduled appointments in the workplace and at our training rooms.


The student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees.

A full breakdown of fees will be provided prior to commencement once unit selections have been made. 
Eligible candidates will be charged as per the Fees and Charges set by the current WA VET Fees and Charges Policy.

Fee for Service 2024
  • Tuition Fees (South West): $370 per unit
  • Resource Fees: $22.00 per unit
  • Credit Transfer: $0.00
  • Textbooks: N/A

Funded Traineeship 2024
  • Tuition Fees (full qualification): $1350.00
  • Resource Fees: $22.00 per unit
  • RPL fees: $1350.00
  • Credit Transfer: $0.00
  • Textbooks: N/A


If applying for a credit transfer and your unit is not on this list, contact us to discuss options.

Assessment partnership arrangements with employers may be possible through auspicing and MOU agreements. Contact CTS to discuss further. 

Typical units are as follows:

Core Units 

  • RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIENV201E Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns
  • RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processes
  • RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures


  • RIIGOV201E Comply with site work processes/procedures
  • RIISTD301D Take environmental samples and measurements
  • RIISAM202E Isolate and access plant
  • RIIPGP201D Conduct pump operations
  • RIIMPG301D Control and monitor automated plant/machinery
  • RIIPGP202D Handle reagents
  • RIIPGP302D Monitor and operate auxiliary plant and equipment
  • RIIPRO302D Perform process control room operations
  • PMAOPS205 Operate heat exchangers

 Alternative units can be selected in consultation with CTS.


Job roles

Job roles suited to candidates completing this qualification, or graduates of this qualification include:

  • Process Operator (Mineral Processing)
  • Processing Plant Attendant (Extractive Industries)
  • Coal Preparation Operator
  • Processing Technician
  • Mineral Processing Technician

Possible pathways

Students who complete this qualification may consider continuing their studies in the following courses:

  • Certificate IV in Resource Processing
  • Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
  • Diploma of Minerals Processing


9 Craigie Street, Davenport, WA, 6230

PO Box 6064, South Bunbury, WA, 6230

Phone: + 61 1300 262 807

Email: training@ctsconsult.com.au

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