Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

Certificate 3 Guarantee

(Subsidised by the Qld Government Department of Education and Training)


 The Certificate 3 Guarantee program has been developed and is subsidised by the Queensland Government Department of Education and Training to support eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification to increase their skills to move into employment or re-enter the workforce. It also provides the opportunity for those within the workforce to advance their career.


The program is subsidised by the Qld Government and prospective eligible candidates are required to make a co-contribution to the program.


Students are required to meet the following requisites at the time of enrolment: 
  • Completed year 10 or equivalent
  • 18 years old or older
  • Obtain a satisfactory outcome in the entry LLN test
  • Hold a current driver's licence


Course Outline:

Location/s: Rockhampton, Mackay, Gold Coast

Delivery Mode: Blended Learning (combination of self-paced (homework), classroom based (theory) and hands-on (practical) components.

Unit Information:

  • Units of competency from Standard 11 (5 units)
  • Light Vehicle 
  • First Aid
  • Environmental and heritage concerns
  • Risk Management
  • Risk control and isolation of plant and equipment
  • and other content relating to the resources sector, units will vary depending on particpant requirements 

Please note, alternative options will be made available for those without drivers licences. Please speak to our staff about unit options personalised to your training needs and support.

*Students will have until June 30th 2018 to finalise their program 

Course Duaration:
This course is delivered over a period of 12 months. The course includes the following structured blended learning stages:
  • Distance Learning
  • Workshops 
NHST offers one intake every month. Students accepted to this course must start taking Workshop 1: "Introduction to the Coal Industry", and progress through the program following the structure described below.

All eight workshops are conducted (available) every month. Students are required to complete a Study guide, including a number of activities prior to their participation to the next workshop. Students can participate in the practical workshops more than once if necessary.

During the self-pace/distance learning (in between workshops) trainers provide continuous support to students at the RTO premises (coaching), over the phone and by email.

Students with experience in the mining sector may be able to complete the course in a shorter period, in any case, all structured learning and assessment activities must be completed by students.

Course Co-Contribution Fee:

Non-concessional - $20.00

Concessional       - $5.00 (relevant to those who hold a Health Care Card or relevant evidence)


Downloads and more information:

Please ensure you download and read the following documents.


 Document Title


 Downloads (PDF)


Please download and read the NHST Certificate 3 Guarantee Fact Sheet for more information on the training course.

  NHST C3G Fact Sheet


You must also read the Department of Education and Training, Certificate 3 Guarantee Student Fact Sheet. 

                        Government Fact Sheet.
 3. Pre enrolment pack. 
This document will explain the Enrolment procedures, Eligibility Requirements, LLN requirements and other information relating to the C3G program .
  Pre enrolment pack




Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive a Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations (RII30115). For those seeking employment options we ask that you please talk to our team about post course training options, pathways and career direction. NHST want to assist you to obtain an employment outcome by providing details of local recruitment agencies and industry advice. Participants will need to make contact with these agencies to discuss further advice.


All students will be required to complete a Post Course Survey which will be emailed directly to the student within 3 months of finishing your program. This is a mandatory survey consisting of 4 questions.


You are welcome to enquire about this training course by calling (07) 4927 0666 or by emailing our friendly administration team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


*Please note if you are not eligible for this program you can complete this course for $1,250.00. NHST now have payment plan options available for full fee paying students. This price is subject to terms and conditions.

* Students will have 12 months to complete and electives may vary depending on chosen location and availability.

* Please note the 8 day face to face component is indicative of an intensive program only. Please talk to our friendly staff about your course duration options.


Participants who complete this course will no longer be eligible for a government subsidised  training place under the Certificate 3 Guarantee once they complete a Certificate Level III qualification such as above  


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Contact Details

188 East Street, Rockhampton Qld 4700
PO Box 9938, Frenchville Qld 4701

Ph: (07) 4927 0666
Fax: (07) 4927 0699

RTO Services

Provider of Nationally Recognised Training and RTO Services. Specialising in training courses for the mining & construction industries. RTO No. 31372