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Mining

Want a lucrative career in one of WA’s biggest industries? Get a nationally recognised qualification through a mining course at TAFE and you’ll open the door to a number of rewarding career opportunities in a range of specialised fields. 

If you want industry-relevant training that’ll help you hit the ground running, come and study with us at Central Regional TAFE. Our campuses are located within some of WA’s major mining regions allowing us to make Mining one of our key areas of specialisation. Our training programs are flexible and up-to-date as we foster strong connections with major players in the mining industry.

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey, or are looking to gain new skills to take your career to the next level - we have the training to help you get where you want to go. 

  • Metalliferous Mining
    The Metalliferous Mining sector involves surface and underground mining of metals such as iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, nickel and zinc. Train with us and open the door to career opportunities as a Metalliferous Mine Manager and further industry qualifications such as Quarry Manager Certificate and Underground Supervisor Certificate.

    Central Regional TAFE is one of the only training providers in Australia to deliver an Advanced Diploma of Metalliferous Mining. In this course, you will gain practical training and theoretical knowledge to prepare you to perform a broad range of specialised tasks as a metalliferous mine manager. You will learn how to demonstrate self-directed application of theoretical and technical knowledge and initiate solutions to technical problems.

  • Surface Extraction Operations
    Get qualified for a range of employment opportunities in open-cut mines or quarries with a course in Surface Extraction Operations. You will gain practical skills and know-how to perform a broad range of tasks in a varied work context. Learn how to select suitable equipment, services or contingency measures and operate specialised mining equipment to a high level of proficiency.
  • Surface Operations Management
    Take a course in Surface Operations Management and learn the practical skills and knowledge to lead and supervise operations involved in the extraction of materials in an open cut mining operation. Once you complete this course you’ll be able to demonstrate a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills and you’ll have the skills to implement safety management plans.
  • Project Management
    A course in project management will give you a practical understanding of projects so that you can effectively manage your own projects from start to finish. Designed for people working in projects across several industries including mining, this course will teach you why some projects work and others fail and prepare you to effectively delegate team roles and responsibilities.

Mining Courses

^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
State ID: KAA09
Industry Building and Construction
Industry Engineering and Mining
Industry Maritime and Logistics

Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck Skill Set

Get yourself ahead of the workforce competition with this practical skill set.

A forklift licence is essential for roles in a number of industries including manufacturing, mining and logistics.

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Gain the skills and knowledge to safely operate a forklift truck.

As per national guidelines students will learn how to conduct routine checks, proper shifting of a load and how to correctly shutdown and secure a forklift. Forklift is considered high risk work and you will attain the skills required to maneuver goods in a variety of industries including manufacturing, transport, mining and production industries

 

 

Skill set
National ID: RII60115
State ID: AZF7
Industry Engineering and Mining

Advanced Diploma of Metalliferous Mining

Ride the resources boom.

Gain the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively work in mining operations. This course covers blasting, environmental management, risk management, maintenance of plant systems and much more.

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Advance to the next level in your mining career.

This qualification reflects the role of open cut or underground metalliferous mine managers who perform tasks that are broad, specialised, complex and technical and include strategic areas and initiating activities. They are required to demonstrate self-directed application of theoretical and technical knowledge and initiate solutions to technical problems or management requirements.

Advanced Diploma
State ID: KAC41
Industry Engineering and Mining

Mine Site Preparation Skills Set

Start a career in the growing mining or construction industry.

Gain the essential tickets and training to get you ready to work in mining or construction.

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Do you want to get into the mining or construction industry?

This short course will help you get all the necessary tickets and training that you need to put your best foot forward for entry level jobs across the mining sector. This preparation course includes a range of skills, tickets and training, that will have you ready for work in no time. 

Skill set
State ID: KAA10
Industry Engineering and Mining

Operate and Maintain a Four Wheel Drive Vehicle Skill Set

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle in the resources and infrastructure industries.

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On campus

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle in the resources and infrastructure industries.

Topics covered include:

  • Perform simple maintenance and minor repairs
  • Recover vehicle
  • Use four-wheel drive mode
  • Pre-departure checks
  • Four-wheel drive terminology 
Skill set
National ID: RII30415
State ID: AZF3
Industry Engineering and Mining
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Certificate III in Resource Processing

Unearth a fine career in the resources industry.

If you want to work in resources, this is a great place to start. Learn about site sampling, testing, OHS, the mining industry and the equipment used in plant processing in this broad course.

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Workplace Assessment
Traineeship

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 varied work context using some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.

Certificate III
State ID: KAA23
Industry Building and Construction

Skid Steer Loader Skill Set

Lift, load, dig, move, grade, jackhammer and more with a skid-steer.

Learn how to operate one of these incredibly useful vehicles for yourself or for your career in the construction, landscaping and mining industries or beyond.

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Operate and shift materials with a skid-steer loader. 

Learn how to safely load and operate a skid-steer loader. Topics covered include:

  • Operate skid steer in line with requirements 
  • Load, carry and place materials
  • Remove and fit attachments
  • Safety
Skill set
National ID: RII30115
State ID: AZE5
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^

Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

Turn your mine site experience into a qualification.

Learn workplace safety, communication, planning, environmental concern, rehabilitation of mine sites and more in this varied course.

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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.

Certificate III
National ID: RII50115
State ID: AZF4
Industry Engineering and Mining

Diploma of Surface Operations Management

Your career will be a cut above.

Study this course and gain the practical skills and knowledge to lead and supervise operations involved in the extraction of materials in an open cut mining operation.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Lead and supervise open cut mining operations.

This Diploma reflects the role of mine managers in an open cut coal or metalliferous mine or a quarry, who perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment, roles and techniques for themselves and others.  On completion of this course you'll be able to demonstrate a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills and implement safety management plans.

Diploma
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