Requirements for completion of the qualification

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

Successful completion of eighteen (18) units of competency made up of:

seven (7) core units, and

eleven (11) elective units of which:

at least six (6) must be chosen from group A

up to five (5) must be chosen from group B

up to one (1) unit may be chosen from Certificate II, Certificate III or Certificate IV level from this, or any other Training Package or accredited course.

Units chosen must be relevant to the job function.

There are no prerequisites to 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 of competency

Unit code

Unit title

add topic RIIENV201D

Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns


Provide First Aid

add topic RIICOM201D

Communicate in the workplace

add topic RIIWHS201D

Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

add topic RIIQUA201D

Maintain and monitor site quality standards

add topic RIIRIS201D

Conduct local risk control

add topic RIISTD202D

Collect routine site samples


Group A

Unit code

Unit title

add topic CPPSIS3016A

Provide field support services

add topic RIICAR301D

Rehabilitate exploration site

add topic RIIEGS201D

Operate in isolated and remote situations

add topic RIIEGS301D

Operate and maintain instruments and field equipment

add topic RIIEGS302D

Plan and undertake field trip

add topic RIIEGS303D

Provide geological field assistance

add topic RIIEGS304D

Mobilise equipment and materials

add topic RIIEGS305D

Navigate in remote or trackless areas

add topic RIIEGS306D

Prepare drill site

add topic RIISTD302D

Process data and maintain accurate records

Group B

Unit code

Unit title


Provide advanced first aid

add topic BSBSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic RIIRIS202D

Respond to site based spills

add topic RIISAM209D

Carry out operational maintenance

add topic RIISTD301D

Take environmental samples and measurements

add topic RIIVEH305D

Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.