Certificate II in Underground Metalliferous Mining

Qualification details

Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals, such as an operator working in an underground metalliferous mine, who perform a range of mainly routine tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context, working under direct supervision.

Related Occupations

The following occupations relate to this qualification.

  • Earthmoving Plant Operators (ANZSCO code: 721200)
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Expected job openings
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53,400 persons were employed as Earthmoving Plant Operators in 2012. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 25,001 and 50,000.
Average weekly full time earnings
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Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Earthmoving Plant Operators are: $1,500. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,153

Labour market information provided by the Department of Employment. For full details on Earthmoving Plant Operators visit Job Outlook Click to open the details on Job Outlook for this Occupation.
OccupationDescription
Bogger OperatorBogger Operators use small mining vehicles for transporting - or bogging - waste rock and soil or ore onto haul trucks or to different parts of a mining operation.
Dozer Operator (Mining and Extractive Industries)Dozer Operators in the mining and extractive industries use bulldozers to gouge out and move rock, earth and other materials. They may move overburden; carry out pre-start checks; use machines to anchor form, and remove obstruction on roads. Dozer Operators in the mining and extractive industries may not require a full qualification; however the qualifications noted include the competencies required for their work.
Grader Operator (Mining)Grader Operators in the Mining industry operate graders to spread and level materials on site. They level surfaces according to survey pegs or signals from co-workers; dig out ditches; and break up surfaces with scarifying attachments. Further training may lead to work as a Quarry Mobile Equipment Operator.
Haul Truck Operator (Mining)Haul Truck Operators in the Mining industry drive large trucks which transport raw mined materials from one area to another. They may also perform basic maintenance on trucks.
Quarry Equipment OperatorQuarry Equipment Operators are entry level workers who use machinery to extract earth materials such as sand, gravel, crushed rock and clay from quarries.
Quarry Mobile Equipment OperatorQuarry Mobile Equipment Operators are skilled drivers or operators of mobile plant such as graders, dozers or crushers. They extract earth materials such as sand, gravel, crushed rock and clay from hard rock quarries.
Scraper Operator (Mining)Scraper Operators in the mining industry operate scrapers which pick up, haul, deposit and level earth on mining sites. They may scrape surfaces to a given depth; collect earth to be deposited elsewhere on site; and dump and spread material according to the layout of survey pegs.
Shotfirer’s AssistantShotfirer’s Assistants help Shotfirers load and detonate charges to dislodge rock and soil. Shotfirer’s Assistants may not require a full qualification; however the qualifications noted include the competencies required for their work.
Underground Miner (Metalliferous Mining)Underground Miners in the Metalliferous Mining industry assist with operating equipment used to excavate, load and transport ore, mineral sand, and rock in underground metalliferous mines. They are entry level workers.

Related Industry Sectors

Industry SectorDescription
Blast Hole DrillingThis sector covers drilling to produce a series of holes for the placement of blasting charges.
Mineral Mining ExplorationThis sector covers mining and exploration for minerals.
Services to MiningThis sector covers services offered to the mining industry, including large vehicle operation and rescue services.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Australian Apprenticeship

This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the map below.
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A more recent version of this course may be available as an Australian Apprenticeship in your state:
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Qualification Pathways

Not applicable.