Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals 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.


Requirements for completion of the qualification

The following table provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.

Successful completion of eight (8) units of competency made up of:

two (2) Core units, and

six (6) elective units of which:

at least three (3) must come from the Group A electives or Group B high risk work electives listed below

up to two (2) from the Group C electives listed below

up to one (1) unit may come from AQF level I, II or III in this, or any other, Training Package or accredited course.

Units of competency chosen must:

be relevant to the competency requirements for the job function

reflect the competency profile for the occupation at the enterprise level

in the case of accredited course units of competency, not duplicate in part or in whole any unit from a Training Package.

There are both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the RII09 Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. To be appointed under any statutory requirements in related roles, units of competency should be demonstrated to meet the state/territory licensing requirements. State/territory licensing requirements need to be confirmed by the Registered Training Organisation delivering and/or assessing the competency.

Care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified within imported units, or units chosen as electives, are complied with.

Core units of competency

Unit code

Unit title

add topic RIIOHS201A

Work safely and follow OHS policies and procedures

add topic RIIRIS201B

Conduct local risk control

Group A electives

Unit code

Unit title

add topic RIICCM201A

Carry out measurements and calculations

add topic RIIERR201A

Conduct fire team operations

add topic RIIHAN201A

Operate a forklift

add topic RIIHAN208A

Perform dogging

add topic RIIHAN209A

Perform basic rigging

add topic RIIHAN211A

Conduct basic scaffolding operations

add topic RIISAM201A

Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of non toxic materials

add topic RIISAM202A

Isolate and access plant

add topic RIISAM203B

Use hand and power tools

add topic RIISAM205A

Cut, weld and bend materials

add topic RIISAM207A

Apply operational maintenance skills

add topic RIISTD201A

Read and interpret maps

add topic RIIVEH201B

Operate light vehicle

Group B High risk work electives

Unit code

Unit title

add topic CPCCLDG3001A

Licence to perform dogging

add topic CPCCLRG3001A

Licence to perform rigging basic level

add topic CPCCLSF2001A

Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level

Group C electives

Unit code

Unit title

add topic BSBITU101A

Operate a personal computer

add topic BSBSUS201A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic HLTFA301B

Apply first aid

add topic RIIBEF201B

Plan and organise work

add topic RIICCM203A

Read and interpret plans and specifications

add topic RIICOM201A

Communicate in the workplace

add topic RIIENV201A

Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns

add topic RIIGOV201A

Comply with site work processes/procedures

add topic RIIOHS202A

Enter and work in confined spaces

add topic RIIOHS204A

Work safely at heights

add topic RIIQUA201A

Maintain and monitor site quality standards


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

The following table includes a summary of the employability skills as identified by the resources and infrastructure industry for this qualification. The table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes required here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


speak clearly and directly

listen carefully to instructions and information

read and interpret work instructions and safety signs

calculate basic weights, distances and volumes

complete incident and maintenance reports

adjust communication style to meet the needs of people with diverse backgrounds


apply teamwork in a range of situations, particularly in a safety context

contribute to the planning and execution of operations

work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race, religion or political persuasion and people with disability

recognise and respond sensitively to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds


adjust work methods in response to changing weather and site conditions

participate in team solutions to safety issues

Initiative and enterprise

independently adapt to changing work conditions or different work areas

identify potential improvements to working practice and conditions

identify and assess risks in the workplace

Planning and organising

manage time and priorities to complete work

identify and obtain appropriate equipment and permits

identify potential hazards and prepare appropriate responses

follow procedures and techniques relevant to the equipment and work being done


take responsibility for planning and organising own work priorities and completing assigned tasks

monitor own performance to ensure work will be completed well and on time

understand the standard of work expected at a work site


be willing to learn new ways of working

seek information to improve performance from people and workplace documents like policies, procedures etc

understand equipment characteristics, technical capabilities, limitations and procedures


use technology to monitor and report on work progress

use communications technology appropriate to the workplace (email, mobile, radio, etc)

operate equipment safely