MINING & CONSTRUCTION COURSES

Below is an overview of the mining and construction courses we deliver. For more information give Group 314 a call on 1300 448 799

The mining and construction courses we deliver are:

RII40120 Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations

RIIMPO206D Conduct Bulk Water Truck Operations

RIIMPO208F Operate Support Equipment

RIIMPO301E Conduct Hydraulic Excavator Operations

RIIMPO304E Conduct Wheel Loader Operations

RIIMPO308F Conduct Tracked Dozer Operations

RIIMPO337E Conduct Articulated Haul Truck Operations

RIIWHS202D Enter and Work in Confined Spaces

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights

Scroll down for more information about each of these courses.

RII40120 Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations

Course Description
This course is for personnel in supervisor roles of surface extraction operations, such as an open cut mine or quarry.

Quarry Managers of a Tier 2 quarry are required to hold this qualification (including the competency 'RIIERR401E Apply and monitor surface operations emergency preparedness') by 1 October 2024. For more information on the requirements for Quarry Managers see the NSW Resources Regulator Guide.

The course will recognize prior learning of experienced supervisors. Group 314 will guide the assessment process to gather as much evidence from the workplace as possible. Gap training will be provided if it is required.

Course Content
This course requires the successful completion of 13 units of competency ( Units ).

The 13 Units must be made up of 4 Core Units plus 9 Elective Units.

The standard course offered by Group 314 includes the following Units:

Core Units

  • RIICOM301E Communicate information.

  • RIIENV302E Apply environmentally sustainable work practices.

  • RIIGOV401E Apply, monitor and report on compliance systems.

  • RIIRIS401E Apply site risk management system.


Elective Units

  • BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs.

  • RIIERR302E Respond to local emergencies and incidents.

  • RIIERR401E Apply and monitor emergency preparedness and response systems in surface operations.

  • BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace.

  • BSBOPS402 Coordinate business operational plans.

  • BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities.

  • RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processes.

  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid.

  • BSBWHS418 Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors.


Other elective combinations are possible.

Please Click here for further information and contact Group 314 for assistance on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com

Recognition
Nationally Recognised Training ( NRT ) under the Australian Quality Training Framework ( AQTF ).

Certification Type
Qualification.

Course Fee
Course fees are provided on the Enrolment page Click here

Course fees for individuals are paid in accordance with the following payment plan:

  • 25% is paid upon course enrolment.

  • 25% upon completing 25% of the course activities.

  • 25% upon completing 50% of the course activities.

  • 25% upon completing 75% of the course activities.


Course fees for organisations are invoiced in full upon enrolment.

Entry Requirements
Students must:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of enrolment.

  • Have access to a computer with standard office programs.

  • Have an internet connection.

  • Have good language, literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Complete a Pre-course Evaluation conducted by Group 314 to determine suitability for the course.

  • Be employed in roles relevant to the competencies being delivered.
  • Evidence of being in (or recently in) a supervisory role for surface extraction operations.


Duration
60 hours over a period of up to 12 months.

Some students may be able to complete the course in less time through demonstrated prior learning.

Refer to the Group 314 Recognition of Prior Learning Policy Click here and the Group 314 Credit Transfer Policy Click here for more information.

Training Strategy
If training is required, it will be non-continuous. i.e., it is not delivered in a single block.

Training will be delivered through a combination of these delivery types:

  • Online or distance (telephone and email).

  • Workplace ( for personal training sessions as required).



Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
This course is conducted primarily through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Group 314 will guide students through the RPL process and will conduct training where gaps in competency are identified.

Refer to the Group 314 RPL Policy Click here for more information.

Credit Transfer
Available.

Successful Credit Transfer applications may result in variations to the duration and cost of the course.

Refer to the Group 314 Credit Transfer Policy Click here for more information.

Assessment Strategy
This course requires students to complete a variety of assessment activities.

Assessment activities include:

  • Competency Observation.

  • Skills Checklist.

  • Knowledge Assessment.

  • Assignment.

  • Third Party Evidence.

  • Portfolio.



Location
The course is conducted online or via distance (email and telephone).

If face-to-face training is required, it will be conducted in the workplace.

Workplace Arrangements
Please contact Group 314 on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com to discuss any applicable workplace arrangements.

More About This Course
More information about this course is available on the Australian Government Training website Click here

If you would like to discuss this course with a Group 314 representative, please email info@group314.com or phone 1300 448 779.



RIIMPO206D Conduct Bulk Water Truck Operations

Course Description
This course is for operators wishing to verify their existing competency to operate a bulk water truck.

This course is appropriate for those working in site-based roles in the coal mining, metalliferous mining, rail and extractive industry sectors.

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.

Course Content
This course requires the successful completion of one unit of competency:

  • RIIMPO206D - Conduct bulk water truck operations.


Please Click here for further information.

Recognition
Nationally Recognised Training ( NRT ) under the Australian Quality Training Framework ( AQTF ).

Certification Type
Statement of Attainment.

Course Fee
$495

Course fees are paid by individuals or employers.

Government Funding
Not applicable.

Entry Requirements
Students must:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of enrolment.

  • Have an email address and access to a computer with an internet connection.

  • Have good language, literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Complete a Pre-course Evaluation conducted by Group 314 to determine suitability for the course.

  • Have a current mining or rail industry worker medical clearance.

  • Bring own PPE (relevant to operator's industry) to practical assessment.



Duration
4.5 hours

Training Strategy
No training is conducted for this course. All required skills and knowledge are to be obtained by prior learning. If gap training is required, this will be provided by the student's employer prior to assessment.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Compulsory. RPL to be verified during the Assessment Module.

Refer to the Group 314 RPL Policy Click here for more information.

Credit Transfer
Not available.

Assessment Strategy
This course requires students to complete a variety of assessment activities.

Assessment activities include:

  • Online written knowledge assessment

  • A practical session including:

  • - A pre-start inspection.

  • - A practical demonstrations of skills.

  • - Housekeeping activities.



Location
Mining, civil and rail project construction sites.

Workplace Arrangements
Not applicable.

More About This Course
More information about this course is available on the Australian Government Training website Click here

More information about Group 314, including company policies and other general student information, is available at Click here

If you would like to discuss this course with a Group 314 representative, please email info@group314.com or phone 1300 448 779.



RIIMPO208F Operate Support Equipment

Course Description
This course is for existing operators wishing to verify their existing competency to operate support equipment such as a skid steer vehicle, tractor, backhoe and small front-end loader.

This course is appropriate for those working in site-based roles in the coal mining, metalliferous mining, rail, and extractive industry sectors.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced from state jurisdictions prior to application of the unit.

Course Content
This course requires the successful completion of one unit of competency:

  • RIIMPO208F - Operate support equipment.


Please Click here for further information.

Recognition
Nationally Recognised Training ( NRT ) under the Australian Quality Training Framework ( AQTF ).

Certification Type
Statement of Attainment.

Course Fee
$495

Course fees are paid by individuals or employers.

Government Funding
Not applicable.

Training Provider
Not applicable.

Entry Requirements
Students must:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of enrolment.

  • Have an email address and access to a computer with an internet connection.

  • Have good language, literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Complete a Pre-course Evaluation conducted by Group 314 to determine suitability for the course.

  • Have a current mining or rail industry worker medical clearance.

  • Bring own PPE (relevant to operator's industry) to practical assessment.



Duration
4.5 hours

Training Strategy
No training is conducted for this course. All required skills and knowledge are to be obtained by prior learning. If gap training is required, this will be provided by the student's employer prior to assessment.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Compulsory. RPL to be verified during the Assessment Module.

Refer to the Group 314 RPL Policy Click here for more information.

Credit Transfer
Not applicable.

Assessment Strategy
This course requires students to complete a variety of assessment activities.

Assessment activities include:

  • Online written knowledge assessment

  • A practical session including:

  • - A pre-start inspection.

  • - A practical demonstrations of skills.

  • - Housekeeping activities.



Location
Mining, civil and rail project construction sites.

Workplace Arrangements
Not applicable.

More About This Course
More information about this course is available on the Australian Government Training website Click here

More information about Group 314, including company policies and other general student information, is available at Click here

If you would like to discuss this course with a Group 314 representative, please email info@group314.com or phone 1300 448 779.



RIIMPO301E Conduct Hydraulic Excavator Operations

Course Description
This course provides the skills and knowledge required to operate hydraulic excavators.

This course is appropriate for those working in site-based roles in the coal mining, metalliferous mining, rail and extractive industry sectors.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced from state jurisdictions prior to application of the unit.

Course Content
This course requires the successful completion of 1 unit of competency:

  • RIIMPO301E Conduct hydraulic excavator operations.


Please Click here for further information and contact Group 314 for assistance on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com

Recognition
Nationally Recognised Training ( NRT ) under the Australian Quality Training Framework ( AQTF ).

Certification Type
Statement of Attainment.

Course Fee
$495

Course fees are paid by individuals or employers.

Government Funding
Not applicable.

Entry Requirements
Students must:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of enrolment.

  • Have access to a computer with standard Microsoft Office programs.

  • Have an internet connection.

  • Have good language, literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Bring own PPE (relevant to operator's industry) to practical assessment.



Duration
4.5 hours

Training Strategy
No training is conducted for this course. All required skills and knowledge are to be obtained by prior learning. If gap training is required, this will be provided by the student's employer prior to assessment.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Compulsory. RPL to be verified during the Assessment Module.

Refer to the Group 314 RPL Policy Click here for more information.

Credit Transfer
Not available.

Assessment Strategy
This course requires students to complete a variety of assessment activities.

Assessment activities include:

  • Online written knowledge assessment

  • A practical session including:

  • - A pre-start inspection.

  • - A practical demonstrations of skills.

  • - Housekeeping activities.



Location
Mining, civil and rail project construction sites.

Workplace Arrangements
Not applicable.

More About This Course
More information about this course is available on the Australian Government Training website Click here

More information about Group 314, including company policies and other general student information, is available at Click here

If you would like to discuss this course with a Group 314 representative, please email info@group314.com or phone 1300 448 779.



RIIMPO304E Conduct Wheel Loader Operations

Course Description
This course is for operators wishing to verify their existing competency to operate and shift loads using wheel loader operations.

This course is appropriate for those working in site-based roles in the coal mining, metalliferous mining, rail and extractive industry sectors.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced from state jurisdictions prior to application of the unit.

This course applies to the coal mining, metalliferous mining and extractive industry sectors.

Course Content
This course requires the successful completion of one unit of competency:

  • RIIMPO304E - Conduct wheel loader operations.


Please Click here for further information.

Recognition
Nationally Recognised Training ( NRT ) under the Australian Quality Training Framework ( AQTF ).

Certification Type
Statement of Attainment.

Course Fee
$495


Course fees are paid by individuals or employers.

Government Funding
Not applicable.

Entry Requirements
Students must:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of enrolment.

  • Have an email address and access to a computer with an internet connection.

  • Have good language, literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Complete a Pre-course Evaluation conducted by Group 314 to determine suitability for the course.

  • Have a current mining or rail industry worker medical clearance.

  • Bring own PPE (relevant to operator's industry) to practical assessment.



Duration
4.5 hours

Training Strategy
No training is conducted for this course. All required skills and knowledge are to be obtained by prior learning. If gap training is required, this will be provided by the student's employer prior to assessment.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Compulsory. RPL to be verified during the Assessment Module.

Refer to the Group 314 RPL Policy: Click here for more information.

Credit Transfer
Not available.

Assessment Strategy
This course requires students to complete a variety of assessment activities.

Assessment activities include:

  • Online written knowledge assessment

  • A practical session including:

  • - A pre-start inspection.
    - A practical demonstrations of skills.
    - Housekeeping activities.


Location
Mining, civil and rail project construction sites.

Workplace Arrangements
Not applicable.

More About This Course
More information about this course is available on the Australian Government Training website Click here

More information about Group 314, including company policies and other general student information, is available at Click here

If you would like to discuss this course with a Group 314 representative, please email info@group314.com or phone 1300 448 779.



RIIMPO308F Conduct Tracked Dozer Operations

Course Description
This course is for operators wishing to verify their existing competency to operate tracked dozers.

This course is appropriate for those working in site-based roles in the coal mining, metalliferous mining, and extractive industry sectors.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced from state jurisdictions prior to application of the unit.

Course Content
This course requires the successful completion of one unit of competency:

  • RIIMPO308F - Conduct tracked dozer operations.


Please Click here for further information.

Recognition
Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF).

Certification Type
Statement of Attainment.

Course Fee
$495

Course fees are paid by individuals or employers.

Government Funding
Not applicable.

Entry Requirements
Students must:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of enrolment.

  • Have an email address and access to a computer with an internet connection.

  • Have good language, literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Complete a Pre-course Evaluation conducted by Group 314 to determine suitability for the course.

  • Have a current mining or rail industry worker medical clearance.

  • Bring own PPE (relevant to operator's industry) to practical assessment.



Duration
4.5 hours

Training Strategy
No training is conducted for this course. All required skills and knowledge are to be obtained by prior learning. If gap training is required, this will be provided by the student's employer prior to assessment.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Compulsory. RPL to be verified during the Assessment Module.

Refer to the Group 314 RPL Policy Click here for more information.

Credit Transfer
Not applicable.

Assessment Strategy
This course requires students to complete a variety of assessment activities.

Assessment activities include:

  • Online written knowledge assessment

  • A practical session including:

  • - A pre-start inspection.

  • - A practical demonstrations of skills.

  • - Housekeeping activities.



Location
Mining, civil and rail project construction sites.

Workplace Arrangements
Not applicable.

More About This Course
More information about this course is available on the Australian Government Training website Click here

More information about Group 314, including company policies and other general student information, is available at Click here

If you would like to discuss this course with a Group 314 representative, please email info@group314.com or phone 1300 448 779.



RIIMPO337E Conduct Articulated Haul Truck Operations

Course Description
This course is for operators wishing to verify their existing competency to operate, load, haul and dump materials using an articulated haul truck.

This course is appropriate for those working in operational roles in the civil infrastructure, coal mining, metalliferous mining, and extractive industry sectors.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced from state jurisdictions prior to application of the unit.

Course Content
This course requires the successful completion of one unit of competency:

  • RIIMPO337E - Conduct articulated haul truck operations.


Please Click here for further information.

Recognition
Nationally Recognised Training ( NRT ) under the Australian Quality Training Framework ( AQTF ).

Certification Type
Statement of Attainment.

Course Fee
$495

Course fees are paid by individuals or employers.

Government Funding
Not applicable.

Entry Requirements
Students must:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of enrolment.

  • Have an email address and access to a computer with an internet connection.

  • Have good language, literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Complete a Pre-course Evaluation conducted by Group 314 to determine suitability for the course.

  • Have a current mining or rail industry worker medical clearance.

  • Bring own PPE (relevant to operator's industry) to practical assessment.



Duration
4.5 hours

Training Strategy
No training is conducted for this course. All required skills and knowledge are to be obtained by prior learning. If gap training is required, this will be provided by the student's employer prior to assessment.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Compulsory. RPL to be verified during the Assessment Module.

Refer to the Group 314 RPL Policy Click here for more information.

Credit Transfer
Not applicable.

Assessment Strategy
This course requires students to complete a variety of assessment activities.

Assessment activities include:

  • Online written knowledge assessment

  • A practical session including:

  • - A pre-start inspection.

  • - A practical demonstrations of skills.

  • - Housekeeping activities.



Location
Mining, civil and rail project construction sites.

Workplace Arrangements
Not applicable.

More About This Course
More information about this course is available on the Australian Government Training website Click here

More information about Group 314, including company policies and other general student information, is available at Click here

If you would like to discuss this course with a Group 314 representative, please email info@group314.com or phone 1300 448 779.



RIIWHS202D Enter and Work in Confined Spaces

Course Description
This course provides the skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This course is appropriate for those working in operational roles undertaking work in confined spaces.

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.

Course Content
This course requires the successful completion of 1 unit of competency:

  • RIIWHS202D - Enter and work in confined spaces.


Please Click here for further information and contact Group 314 for assistance on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com

Recognition
Nationally Recognised Training ( NRT ) under the Australian Quality Training Framework ( AQTF ).

Certification Type
Statement of Attainment.

Course Fee
Course fees are provided on the Enrolment page Click here

Entry Requirements
Students must:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of enrolment.

  • Have access to a computer with standard Microsoft Office programs.

  • Have an internet connection.

  • Have good language, literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Complete a Pre-course Evaluation conducted by Group 314 to determine suitability for the course.



Duration
Two days for standard courses.

One day for refresher courses.

Training Strategy
Training is continuous. i.e. it is delivered in a single block.

Training will be delivered through a combination of these delivery types:

  • Workbook.

  • Classroom.

  • Workplace ( Practical activities involving a confined space).

  • Workplace simulations ( Where real situations are not available ).



Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Available for refresher courses. All students are required to undertake the theory and practical assessments regardless of RPL.

Successful RPL applications may result in variations to the duration and cost of the course.

Refer to the Group 314 RPL Policy Click here for more information.

Credit Transfer
Available.

Successful Credit Transfer applications may result in variations to the duration and cost of the course.

Refer to the Group 314 Credit Transfer Policy Click here for more information.

Assessment Strategy
This course requires students to complete a variety of assessment activities.

Assessment activities may include:

  • Written exercises (Prepare Risk Management Plan and Permit).

  • Verbal challenging.

  • Practical tasks (Use a rope access system to enter and work in a confined space).

  • Workplace demonstrations.

  • Workplace simulations ( Where real situations are not available ).



Location
Training is usually located at client / student workplaces, unless alternate locations are required to gain access a confined space.

Please contact Group 314 on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com to discuss course locations.

Workplace Arrangements
Please contact Group 314 on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com to discuss workplace arrangements.

More About This Course
More information about this course is available on the Australian Government Training website Click here

If you would like to discuss this course with a Group 314 representative, please email info@group314.com or phone 1300 448 779.



RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights

Course Description
This course provides the skills and knowledge required to work safely at heights in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This course is appropriate for those working in operational roles where they are required to perform work at heights.

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.

Course Content
This course requires the successful completion of 1 unit of competency:

  • RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights.


Please Click here for further information and contact Group 314 for assistance on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com

Recognition
Nationally Recognised Training ( NRT ) under the Australian Quality Training Framework ( AQTF ).

Certification Type
Statement of Attainment.

Course Fee
Course fees are provided on the Enrolment page Click here

Entry Requirements
Students must:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of enrolment.

  • Have access to a computer with standard Microsoft Office programs.

  • Have an internet connection.

  • Have good language, literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Complete a Pre-course Evaluation conducted by Group 314 to determine suitability for the course.



Duration
Two days for standard courses.

One day for refresher courses.

Training Strategy
Training is continuous. i.e. it is delivered in a single block.

Training will be delivered through a combination of these delivery types:

  • Workbook.

  • Classroom.

  • Workplace ( Practical activities undertaken in a 'height' environment).

  • Workplace simulations ( Where real situations are not available ).



Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Available for refresher courses. All students are required to undertake the theory and practical assessments regardless of RPL.

Successful RPL applications may result in variations to the duration and cost of the course.

Refer to the Group 314 RPL Policy Click here for more information.

Credit Transfer
Available.

Successful Credit Transfer applications may result in variations to the duration and cost of the course.

Refer to the Group 314 Credit Transfer Policy Click here for more information.

Assessment Strategy
This course requires students to complete a variety of assessment activities.

Assessment activities may include:

  • Written exercises (Prepare Risk Management Plan and Permit).

  • Verbal challenging.

  • Practical tasks (Use harnesses and lanyards in a 'height' environment).

  • Workplace demonstrations.

  • Workplace simulations ( Where real situations are not available ).



Location
Training is usually located at client / student workplaces, unless alternate locations are required to gain access to a 'height' environment.

Please contact Group 314 on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com to discuss course locations.

Workplace Arrangements
Please contact Group 314 on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com to discuss workplace arrangements.

More About This Course
More information about this course is available on the Australian Government Training website Click here

If you would like to discuss this course with a Group 314 representative, please email info@group314.com or phone 1300 448 779.