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.


Eligibility Requirements

The program is open to any Queensland resident aged 15 years and over, QLD resident and is an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and on the pathway to permanent residency. Prospective participants must not have completed or be enrolled in a certificate III level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training). Prospective participants must also not be in school (unless completing a VET in School program).


NHST is currently offering the RII30115 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations* as platform to enter the resources sector.

The course includes fundamental skills and knowledge required to gain employment within the resources sector.

This program can be offered in various locations with flexible training options. The course duration will vary based on your location, individual needs and unit selection, so please contact our office on (07) 4927 0666 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your program outline.


For those who require support services for LLN, we ask that you please speak with one of our friendly staff to discuss course options. NHST implement learning strategies customised to particpants needs. We are here to help!

Students will be asked to complete an LLN assessment as part of the pre-enrolment process.


Course Outline:

Location/s: Rockhampton, Mackay, Gold Coast

Duration: 8 days - 12 months (depending on delivery, units requirements and individual needs)  

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 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


 Download (PDF)


Course Brochure

  Course Brochure


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

   Currently being updated


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

  Government Fact Sheet.


Pre-Enrolment Information (to be completed and returned to NHST)


Pre-enrolment Information




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 freindly 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

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