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Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation – RII20120

This qualification is for learners in Mining and Civil Construction industries who perform mainly routine tasks and procedures, using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge, and taking some responsibility for the quality of the work outcomes.


The qualification is also ideal for learners wanting to obtain employment in the Resources and Infrastructure industries and need to develop skills and knowledge for those occupations.

This Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation is a pathway qualification and will prepare an individual to successfully undertake a sector specified Certificate III from the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package, for example Certificate III in Surface Extraction.

This qualification usually takes between 5 weeks (full time) and up to and 6 (part time) months to attain.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

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.

Core units of competency

Unit code Unit title
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


Electives can be chosen from the following groups:

Group A

Unit code Unit title
CPCCLSF2001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level (must be over 18 for this unit)
RIICCM201E Carry out measurements and calculations
RIIERR201E Conduct fire team operations
RIIHAN201E Operate a forklift
RIIHAN208E Perform dogging
RIIHAN209E Perform basic rigging
RIIHAN211D Conduct basic scaffolding operations
RIISAM201E Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials
RIISAM202E Isolate and access plant
RIISAM203E Use hand and power tools
RIISAM205E Cut, weld and bend materials
RIISAM207E Apply operational maintenance skills
RIISTD201D Read and interpret maps
RIIVEH201E Operate a light vehicle (must have a P or open licence)
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck (must be over 18)


Group B

Unit code Unit title
BSBITU111 Operate a personal digital device
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
RIIBEF201E Plan and organise work
RIICCM203D Read and interpret plans and job specifications
RIIGOV201E Comply with site work processes/procedures
RIIQUA201E Maintain and monitor site quality standards
RIIRIS202E Respond to site based spills
RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces
RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights




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