RII20520Certificate IIin Resource Processing

About the course

Develop the knowledge and skills on how to work in the resource processing industry and processing plants. This course teaches the individual skills such as performing mainly routine, operational tasks and applying fundamental process operational knowledge.

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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 10 units for completion. Up to 36 months for a traineeship. Resource Processing (Level 2) traineeships available for new workers. 

Typical learning objectives

  • Meet site communication, safety and quality standards
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Isolation and risk control
  • Operate valve systems, conveyors, pumps and other relevant plant

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

All candidates have the full support of their trainer who will be in regular contact via phone, email, skype, Zoom 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): $350 per unit
  • Resource Fees: $22.00 per unit
  • Credit Transfer: $0.00
  • Textbooks: N/A

Funded Traineeship 2024
  • Tuition Fees (Full qualification): Fee Free in 23/24 to eligible trainees
  • Resource Fees: $22.00 per unit
  • RPL fees: Fee Free in 23/24 to eligible trainees
  • 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. 

Core Units 

  • BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices
  • RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIRIS201E Conduct local risk control
  • RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures


  • RIIQUA201E Maintain and monitor site quality standards
  • PMAOPS223 Operate and monitor valve systems
  • RIIPEO201E Conduct conveyor operations
  • RIIPGP201D Conduct pump operations
  • RIISAM202E Isolate and access plant
  • RIIPGP202D Handle reagents


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 III in Resource Processing
  • Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Student testimonials

Best aspects

"Extremely satisfied with the training I have received. The trainer was very thorough with his training and also very patient and understanding throughout the course."

"The balance of theory and practical, and being able to relate it to your own work tasks."


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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