Certificate II in Resource Processing

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a metal processing facility or a coal preparation plant, performing mainly routine, operational tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge, in a defined context under direct supervision.


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.

Note about regulations: add topic RIIERR302A is Mandatory in NSW.

Successful completion of ten (10) units of competency made up of:

five (5) Core units, and

five (5) elective units of which:

at least four (4) must come from the Group A electives listed below

up to one (1) from the Group B electives listed below, or from AQF level II or III level in this, or any other Training Package.

Units of competency chosen must be relevant to the competency requirements for the job function.

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 BSBSUS201A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic RIICOM201A

Communicate in the workplace

add topic RIIOHS201A

Work safely and follow OHS policies and procedures

add topic RIIRIS201B

Conduct local risk control

And either

add topic RIIQUA201A

Maintain and monitor site quality standards


add topic RIIGOV201A

Comply with site work processes/procedures (Coal)

Group A electives

Unit code

Unit title

add topic MSAPMSUP101A

Clean workplace or equipment

add topic PMAOPS202B

Operate fluid mixing equipment

add topic PMAOPS205B

Operate heat exchangers

add topic PMAOPS206B

Operate separation equipment

add topic PMAOPS207B

Operate powered separation equipment

add topic PMAOPS208B

Operate chemical separation equipment

add topic PMAOPS223B

Operate and monitor valve systems

add topic PMAOPS230B

Monitor, operate and maintain pipeline stations and equipment

add topic PMAOPS307B

Transfer bulk fluids into/out of storage facility

add topic MSL973001A

Perform basic tests

add topic RIIERR302A

Respond to local emergencies and incidents(Mandatory in NSW)

add topic RIIMCP202A

Conduct rail dispatch operations

add topic RIIMEX203B

Break oversize rock

add topic RIIMPG201A

Connect and disconnect reefer units

add topic RIIMPO206B

Conduct bulk water truck operations

add topic RIIMPO208A

Operate support equipment

add topic RIIMPO305B

Conduct coal stockpile dozer operations

add topic RIIMPO306A

Operate plant/machinery on live stockpiles

add topic RIIMPO308B

Conduct tracked dozer operations

add topic RIIMPO331A

Conduct operations with stockpile dozer

add topic RIIPBE201A

Conduct aeration process

add topic RIIPBE202A

Conduct digestion process

add topic RIIPBE203A

Conduct precipitation operations

add topic RIIPBE204A

Conduct reduction process

add topic RIIPBE205B

Conduct roasting operations

add topic RIIPBP202A

Conduct air cleaning activities

add topic RIIPEO201B

Conduct conveyor operations

add topic RIIPEO203B

Conduct stacker operations

add topic RIIPEO204A

Conduct shore side mooring operations

add topic RIIPEO205A

Conduct ship loading operations

add topic RIIPGP201A

Conduct pump operations

add topic RIIPGP202A

Handle reagents

add topic RIIPGP203A

Operate compressors

add topic RIIPGP204A

Carry out bore-field operations

add topic RIIPGP205A

Handle, store and use cyanide

add topic RIIPHA201A

Operate raw material feed systems

add topic RIIPRE201A

Conduct solvent extraction

add topic RIIPRE202A

Prepare and carry out electrolytic cleaning process

add topic RIIPRE203A

Prepare for sintering activities

add topic RIIPRE204A

Sinter materials

add topic RIIPRO201A

Conduct crushing operations

add topic RIIPRO202A

Conduct screening and conveying operations

add topic RIIPRO204A

Bulk package and store product

add topic RIIPRO205A

Conduct blending plant operations

add topic RIIPRO301C

Conduct crushing and screening plant operations

add topic RIIPSM201A

Tap furnaces

add topic RIIPSM202A

Prepare for pelletising activities

add topic RIIPSM203A

Produce pellets

add topic RIISRM302B

Conduct stockpile reclaiming operations

add topic RIISAM214A

Provide support to electrical tradesperson

add topic RIIWBP201A

Treat and dispose of rejects and tailings

add topic RIIWBP202A

Distribute tailings

add topic RIIWBP203B

Monitor tailings dam environment

Group B electives

Unit code

Unit title

add topic BSBITU101A

Operate a personal computer

add topic RIIBEF201B

Plan and organise work

add topic RIIENV202A

Suppress airborne contaminants

add topic RIIERR201A

Conduct fire team operations

add topic RIIERR205A

Apply initial response First Aid

add topic RIIHAN201A

Operate a forklift

add topic RIIHAN203A

Conduct lifting operations

add topic RIIHAN204A

Load and unload cargo/goods

add topic RIIHAN205A

Secure cargo

add topic RIIHAN206A

Transport plant, equipment and personnel

add topic RIIHAN208A

Perform dogging

add topic RIIHAN209A

Perform basic rigging

add topic RIIHAN210A

Perform intermediate rigging operations

add topic RIIHAN212A

Conduct non-slewing crane operations

add topic RIIMCP301A

Monitor coal preparation plant operations

add topic RIIOHS202A

Enter and work in confined spaces

add topic RIIOHS204A

Work safely at heights

add topic RIIPBP302A

Control acid plant operations

add topic RIISAM202A

Isolate and access plant

add topic RIISAM205A

Cut, weld and bend materials

add topic RIISAM207A

Apply operational maintenance skills

add topic RIISAM208A

Perform plant operational maintenance

add topic RIISAM212A

Service mine plant and equipment

add topic RIISTD202A

Collect routine site samples


    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