Government Funded

RII20120 Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation

RII20120 Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation

Government Subsidised Training (NSW) – This training is subsidised by the NSW Government for eligible students

Are you looking to start a career in the resource and infrastructure industry or looking to formalise your existing skills and knowledge? Start with our nationally recognised Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation.

This qualification is suitable for working in industries including but not limited to; Mining, Oil, Gas, Rail, Civil Construction and Sugar industries.



6 Months 

Depending on current experience, skills and knowledge


Classroom / Training Facility or Onsite Training

Service Fee

Standard course fee $4010

You could pay $0 to $1050

Ready to kickstart your new career?

Delivery / Course Duration:

Under the NSW Smart and Skilled Program, ACTA Group is able to provide individuals with the opportunity to complete a full Certificate II level qualification subsidised under the Smart and Skilled Entitlement Full Qualifications Program.

  • Duration: 6 Months – Depending on current experience, skills and knowledge
  • Classroom/Training Facility or Onsite Training
  • Real life training conducted by our Nationally Recognised Industry specialist trainer and assessors
Am I Eligible?

You are eligible if you are:

  • 15 years old or over
  • No longer in secondary education
  • Living or working in NSW (or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person living in specific NSW border areas)
  • An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen

Please contact ACTA Group on 1300 011 144 to check your eligibility.

Students with disabilities, students who receive Australian Government benefits or allowances and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students may qualify for additional fee exemptions or concessions.

For more information about NSW Smart and Skilled eligibility, Visit NSW Smart & Skilled eligibility

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  • Sydney NSW
  • Central West NSW
  • Onsite Training – We come to you by request
ACTA Group Course Admission Requirements:

Participants must:

  • Be at least 15 years of age;
  • Have completed Year 10 in the Australian school system or equivalent;
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to ASCF Level 2
  • Provision of the participant’s Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Upon successful completion of this Nationally Recognised Qualification, students will receive a Testamur in RII20120 Certificate II in Resources and infrastructure work preparation.

To be awarded the RII20120 Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation, the following packaging rules apply:

Total number of units = 9
4 core units  plus
5 elective units  of which:

  • at least three (3) must be chosen from Group A
  • no more than two (2) may be chosen from Group B
  • no more than one (1) unit may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the overall integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid vocational outcome.

The elective bank contains both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the resources and infrastructure industry. To be appointed under any statutory requirements in related roles, units of competency should be selected to meet the state/territory licensing requirements.

There is one prerequisite in the imported units listed in this qualification. Where a unit is imported as an elective care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified are complied with.

Core units

RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
RIIENV201E Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns
RIIRIS201E Conduct local risk control
RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Elective Units
Group A

RIICCM201E Carry out measurements and calculations
RIIHAN201E Operate a forklift
RIISAM201E Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
RIISAM203E Use hand and power tools
RIISTD201E Read and interpret maps
RIIVEH201E Operate a light vehicle

Group B

BSBSUS211 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBTWK301 Work effectively with diversity
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
RIIBEF201E Plan and organise work
RIICCM203E Read and interpret plans and job specifications
RIIGOV201E Comply with site work processes/ procedures
RIIQUA201E Maintain and monitor site quality standards
RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces
RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights
RIIWHS205E Control traffic with a stop slow bat

RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations

RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operations

RIIMPO317F Conduct roller operations

RIIMPO321F Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operationsBSBSUS211 


ACTA Group’s Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure  outlines in detail a process to be followed for granting Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer. This is supported with RPL resources available for all course units.

Participants must apply for RPL or credit transfer prior to or immediately after formal enrolment but prior to the commencement of the delivery of the units. Any RPL’s granted must be accepted and signed off by the participant.

Pathways for participants considering this course include:

  • Certificate II in Civil construction
  • Certificate III in Civil construction
  • Certificate III in Civil construction plant operations
  • Certificate II in Underground metalliferous mining
  • Certificate II in Surface extraction
  • Certificate III in Surface extraction or other industry related qualifications; and
  • Direct entry

After achieving this qualification, participants may undertake a Certificate III in surface extraction or resource and infrastructure related fields.