Commissioner's Information Bulletin 701

Civil Construction, Drilling and Mining

Resource and Infrastructure - Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Date of effect: 26 March 2021

In this new Commissioner's Information Bulletin (CIB) the following traineeship vocations are established:

  • Mining - Underground Coal Mining - Continuous Mining Operations
    • RII20320 Certificate II in Underground Coal Mining
    • RII30220 Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations (Coal Operations)
    • RII40420 Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations
    • RII50920 Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
    • RII60320 Advanced Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
  • Mining - Underground Coal Mining - High Wall Mining Operations
    • RII20320 Certificate II in Underground Coal Mining
    • RII30220 Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations (High Wall Mining Operations)
    • RII40420 Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations
    • RII50920 Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
    • RII60320 Advanced Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
  • Mining - Underground Coal Mining - Longwall Operations
    • RII20320 Certificate II in Underground Coal Mining
    • RII30220 Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations (Longwall Operations)
    • RII40420 Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations
    • RII50920 Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
    • RII60320 Advanced Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
  • Mining - Underground Coal Mining – Services
    • RII20320 Certificate II in Underground Coal Mining
    • RII30220 Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations (Services)
    • RII40420 Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations
    • RII50920 Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
    • RII60320 Advanced Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management

The following traineeship vocations are repealed and the associated qualification pathways deleted.

  • Mining - Underground Coal Mining
    • RII20315 Certificate II in Underground Coal Mining
    • RII30218 Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations
    • RII40415 Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations
    • RII50915 Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
    • RII60315 Advanced Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management

The following fourteen traineeship vocations are varied to update codes, note in some instances previous traineeship pathways are removed:

  • Civil Construction - Traineeship
    • RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction
  • Civil Construction - Bituminous Surfacing – Traineeship
    • RII20819 Certificate II in Bituminous Surfacing
  • Civil Construction - Civil Foundations – Traineeship
    • RII31220 Certificate III in Civil Foundations
  • Civil Construction - Design – Traineeship
    • RII40820 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design
    • RII50520 - Diploma of Civil Construction Design
    • RII60520 - Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design
  • Civil Construction - Operations and Management – Traineeship
    • RII40720 Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Operations)
    • RII40720 Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Supervision)
    • RII50420 Diploma of Civil Construction Management
  • Civil Construction - Road Marking – Traineeship
    • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
  • Civil Construction - Traffic Management – Traineeship
    • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
  • Drilling - Operations – Traineeship
    • RII20920 Certificate II in Drilling Operations
    • RII31820 Certificate III in Drilling Operations
    • RII40920 Certificate IV in Drilling Operations
    • Deleted RII50615 Diploma of Drilling Operations
  • Drilling - Oil/Gas (On Shore) – Traineeship
    • Deleted RII21115 Certificate II in Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore)
    • RII41120 Certificate IV in Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore)
    • RII50820 Diploma of Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore)
  • Drilling - Well Serving Operations – Traineeship
    • Deleted RII21215 Certificate II in Well Servicing Operations
    • RII41220 Certificate IV in Well Servicing Operations
    • RII51020 Diploma in Well Servicing Operations
  • Mining - Emergency Response and Rescue – Traineeship
    • RII30719 Certificate III in Mine Emergency Response and Rescue
  • Mining - Resource Processing – Traineeship
    • RII30420 Certificate III in Resource Processing
  • Mining - Surface Mining – Traineeship
    • RII20220 Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations
    • RII30120 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations
    • RII40120 Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations
    • RII40220 Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner)
    • RII50120 Diploma of Surface Operations Management
    • RII60220 Advanced Diploma of Extractive Industries Management
    • Deleted RII60715 Advanced Diploma of Surface Coal Mining Management
  • Mining - Underground Metalliferous – Traineeship
    • RII30320 Certificate III in Underground Metalliferous Mining

The following eight apprenticeship vocations are varied to update codes, note in some instances previous apprenticeship pathways are removed:

  • Civil Construction - Bituminous Surfacing - Apprenticeship
    • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
  • Civil Construction - Bridge Construction and Maintenance - Apprenticeship
    • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
  • Civil Construction - General - Apprenticeship
    • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
  • Civil Construction - Pipe Laying - Apprenticeship
    • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
  • Civil Construction - Plant Operations - Apprenticeship
    • RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
  • Civil Construction - Road Construction and Maintenance - Apprenticeship
    • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
  • Civil Construction - Timber Bridge Construction and Maintenance - Apprenticeship
    • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
  • Civil Construction - Tunnel Construction - Apprenticeship
    • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction

All VTOs affected in this update.

Superseded Bulletin

This Commissioner's Information Bulletin supersedes Bulletin 648.

Qualifications, structure and packaging

Transition Arrangements

Industrial arrangements

Competency based completion

Competency based progression

School based traineeships

Licensing and regulatory arrangements

Registered training organisations

Funding arrangements

Inspecting Vocational Training Orders

Enquiries

To sign up an apprentice or trainee call 1300 363 831 or to find information about a job in an apprenticeship or traineeship search here.

For implementation of new pathways in relation to this Training Package profile, please contact BCRI (Building, Construction, Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Advisory Body) ITAB NSW Kristen Sydney 0437 917 277 and Bob Bowden mobile 0412 753 298.

Approved by David Collins
the Commissioner for Vocational Training


Job descriptions

Apprenticeships

Certificate III level apprentices may provide theoretical advice and support a team and may be expected to:

  • operate as a skilled worker in the civil construction industry
  • apply a broad range of skills in a varied work context
  • use some discretion and judgement
  • have relevant theoretical knowledge

The qualification provides for specialist occupations in the following:

Certificate III apprentices will perform a range of construction support supervisory duties including controlling the site's fencing parameters, maintaining the water table, controlling traffic, pipeline work.

Certificate III apprentices will learn to assist in the construction, repair and maintenance of bridges. They work with a variety of construction materials including concrete, steel, and timber.

Certificate III apprentices will learn to spread materials to form and seal roads and footpaths. Repair damaged surfaces, undertake general maintenance of bitumen surfaces as well as operate road surfacing equipment.

Certificate III apprentices will learn to install underground pipes on major infrastructure projects such as highways, dams, airfields, and sub-divisions. Pipes may be constructed from reinforced concrete, steel and plastic and are used for stormwater, sewerage, water supply and gas pipelines that may extend many hundreds of kilometres.

Certificate III apprentices will learn to operate specialised plant and machinery to construct new roads or improve existing ones. Use specialised equipment to apply bitumen, seal, kerbs, channels, median strips, and barrier strips to roads.

Certificate III apprentices will learn to install tunnelling construction services, line tunnels, excavate and construct portals using machines and equipment.

Certificate III apprentices will learn to construct and maintain timber bridges. They may also perform other skilled work such timber bridge maintenance, installation or replacement of timber bridge super and sub-structures, performing timber bridge inspections, and splicing and connecting timber bridge components.

Certificate III apprentices may be expected to:

  • identify, locate and protect underground services
  • read and interpret plans and specifications
  • carry out manual excavation and basic levelling
  • handle Skills DMC materials
  • use hand and power tools
  • operate small plant and equipment
  • drain and dewater civil construction site

Traineeships

Civil Construction

Certificate II trainees may be expected to:

  • work in an operational role in civil construction
  • undertake a prescribed range of tasks using limited practical skills
  • have fundamental knowledge, in a defined context working under supervision.

Civil Construction - Advanced Diploma trainees may be expected to:

  • perform tasks that are broad, specialised, complex and technical and include strategic areas and initiating activities
  • take responsibility for the establishment of the site management systems, plans and policies
  • demonstrate self-directed application of theoretical and technical knowledge
  • devise solutions to technical problems or management requirements

Certificate III trainees may be expected to:

  • safely handle bituminous materials
  • perform routine tasks to place bituminous materials onto prepared surfaces, such as roads, runways or parking areas
  • take samples of materials used in road surfacing
  • spread compact materials manually
  • implement traffic management plan
  • operate small plant and equipment

Certificate III trainees may be expected to:

  • install water mains pipelines, storm water systems and sewer pipelines
  • maintain drainage systems
  • carry out measurements and calculations
  • identify, locate and protect undergrounds services
  • read and interpret plans and specifications
  • erect and dismantle temporary fencing and gates
  • construct and dismantle fences and gates

qualification applies to specialist occupations such as:

  • Traffic controller - employees set up, manage and remove temporary traffic control schemes. They may also perform other skilled work and duties to ensure the safe management of work zones or events.
  • Road Marker - Employees apply road markings, signs and lines using specialised road marking plant and equipment. Project sites may include roads, bridges, footpaths, car parks, sports fields, and airfields.

Certificate IV trainees:

  • provide design support for professional engineers
  • design work instructions and practices to ensure the quantity and quality of the output of others
  • assist in developing technical solutions to non-routine problems

Diploma trainees:

  • work as designers or design para-professionals, supporting professional engineers
  • carry out tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment/roles/techniques for themselves and others
  • develop site specific work designs to ensure the implementation of the client's site requirements
  • demonstrate the application of a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills

Advanced Diploma trainees:

  • work as trained senior civil works designers or para-professional designers, supporting professional engineers
  • perform tasks that are broad, specialised, complex and technical
  • design complex projects to ensure the implementation of the client's site requirements
  • apply their theoretical and technical knowledge to help solve technical problems or meet management requirements

Management Diploma trainees will learn to:

  • work on a single or a group of civil construction sites, performing tasks involving a high level of autonomy and sound judgement
  • develop site specific work instructions and practices to ensure that site management systems, plans and policies are implemented
  • apply a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills

Operations Certificate IV trainees will learn to:

  • undertake technical specialist tasks involving small plant and equipment, hand and power tools
  • level and excavate
  • work safely on a construction site

Supervision Certificate IV trainees will learn:

  • the roles of foreman, site supervisor or works supervisor
  • responsibility for applying the site work instructions and practices to ensure the quantity and quality of the output of others

Certificate III trainees will learn to:

  • install trench support and sub-soil draining
  • replace existing pipeline systems
  • install close-fit linings for existing pipeline systems
  • install slip lining in existing pipeline systems
  • carry out measurements and calculations
  • carry out basic levelling

Drilling

Certificate II level reflects the role of trainees such as driller's assistants who undertake a range of functions such as:

  • Setting up and packing up drill site,
  • supporting the drilling process,
  • assisting with air drilling,
  • assisting with diamond core drilling,
  • assisting with guided boring,
  • assisting with surface directional drilling and
  • assisting with underground in-seam directional drilling

Certificate III level reflects the role of trainees such as drillers who perform tasks involving:

  • Running on-site operations,
  • setting up and preparing for drilling operations,
  • carrying out operational maintenance,
  • installing product pipe,
  • conducting drilling and
  • maintaining and monitoring site quality standards

Certificate IV level reflects the role of trainees such as senior drillers. They are responsible for the quantity and quality of the output of others and contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems. Duties include:

  • Implementing an operational plan,
  • monitoring a safe workplace,
  • supervising on-site operations,
  • planning and supervising mobilisation of equipment, crew and materials and
  • supervising drilling operations

Diploma level reflects the role of trainees such as senior drillers or field supervisors. They may be involved in:

  • Planning and supervising the mobilisation of equipment, crew and materials,
  • supervising seismic drilling operations,
  • supervising foundation drilling operations,
  • supervising environmental drilling operations and
  • supervising mineral production and development drilling operations

Advanced Diploma level reflects the role of managers who perform tasks that are broad, specialised, complex and technical. Duties may include:

  • Developing and implementing business plans,
  • establishing and maintaining an environmental management system,
  • managing drilling operations,
  • directing quality management of a project program,
  • monitoring and managing business operations and
  • managing multiple drilling operations

Certificate II level reflects the role of trainees such as a floorman, who may undertake functions such as:

  • Performing rig floor operations,
  • carrying out rig lease operations,
  • carrying out operational maintenance,
  • carrying out basic rig maintenance,
  • supporting blow out prevention operations and
  • assisting with coal seam gas control

Certificate IV level reflects the role of senior drillers working in an on shore oil/gas context. They perform tasks such as:

  • Rigging up, conducting pre-spud operations and rig down,
  • conducting drilling operations,
  • carrying out well control and blow out prevention,
  • applying risk management processes,
  • coordinating air drilling operations and
  • managing oil and gas drilling equipment maintenance

Diploma level reflects the role of a supervisor in a drilling operation. The tasks performed can include:

  • Managing rig operations,
  • planning and evaluating rig operations,
  • managing drilling operations,
  • managing general drilling equipment maintenance,
  • overseeing drilling operations,
  • managing rig move and camp move,
  • managing the business's operational plan and
  • implementing and maintaining management systems to control risk

Certificate II reflects the roles of a Driller's Assistants working in well servicing. The Driller's Assistant in Well servicing undertakes a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and takes some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.

Certificate IV reflects the role of trainees such as Derrickman working in a well servicing context. The Derrickman performs tasks involving a broad range of varied activities most of which are complex and non-routine. They are responsible for the quantity and quality of the output of others and contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems.

Diploma reflects the role of a Supervisor in a well servicing operation. The tasks performed by the supervisor in well servicing involve a high level of autonomy and require the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment/roles/techniques for themselves and others. They are required to demonstrate the application of a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills.

Mining

Certificate III trainees will learn the role of response and rescue team members who react to mine incidents. They will be trained in a variety of functions including:

  • preparing equipment for emergency response
  • working in a confined space.

Certificate III trainees work in a mining explorations team or work as a pit technician. They will learn a variety of functions including:

  • supporting explorations teams, geological technicians or mining geological technicians
  • planning and undertaking field trips
  • navigating in remote or trackless areas
  • collecting and preparing core samples

Certificate III trainees will learn a variety of functions including:

  • handling of reagents
  • operating conveyors, pumps, valves and compressors
  • operating heat exchangers
  • operating gantry/slewing/vehicle loading and non-slewing cranes

Certificate II, III, IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma trainees will learn, depending on the qualification level, a variety of functions including:

  • loading and hauling of raw materials
  • support for mine operations
  • operating light vehicles and forklifts
  • operating rollers/compactors
  • operating mine service vehicles such as water trucks
  • operating slurry pumps
  • operating conveyors
  • surface operations and extraction management

Certificate II, III, IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma trainees will learn, depending on the qualification level, a variety of functions including:

  • operating underground lifting
  • supporting shotfiring operations
  • operating rail vehicles maintain roadways
  • conducting dogging operations
  • operating long wall face equipment
  • conduct fire team operations
  • conduct atmospheric monitoring
  • conducting conveyor car high wall mining operations

Streams specialisations

Continuous Mining Operations

  • Conduct stonedusting operations
  • Conduct specialised strata control operations
  • Conduct continuous miner operations

High Wall Mining Operations

  • Provide deck support for conveyor-car high wall mining operations
  • Conduct conveyor-car high wall mining operations
  • Conduct wheel loader operations

Longwall Operations

  • Operate longwall ancillary equipment
  • Conduct shearer operations
  • Conduct longwall face equipment operations.

Services

  • Conduct specialised strata control operations
  • Construct and maintain ventilation devices
  • Install and recover longwall equipment
  • Install, maintain and recover reticulation systems

Certificate III trainees will learn a variety of functions including:

  • maintaining magazines and the handling and transporting of explosives
  • loading and hauling of raw materials
  • operating trucks and conveyors
  • operating rollers/compacters
  • operating mine service vehicles for the transportation of plant, equipment and personnel
  • underground metalliferous mining management

Competency Based Progression

Note: Competency based progression (CBP) applies to apprentices employed under any award that incorporates CBP provisions - for more information see Industrial arrangements.

Direct Entry

Apprenticeships with a full-time nominal term of 36 months - direct entry. The rate of progress will be determined as follows:
Stage of apprenticeship Entry, progression and exit requirements
Stage 1 Nil entry requirements.
Progression to Stage 2 Apprentices progress to Stage 2:
  • on attainment of 50% of the total units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan
or
  • 12 months after commencing Stage 1 (whichever is earlier)
Progression to Stage 3 Apprentices progress to Stage 3:
  • on attainment of 75% of the total units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan
or
  • 12 months after commencing Stage 2 (whichever is earlier)
Exit
  • Upon attainment of 100% of the units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan.
  • On successful completion of the qualification, the parties may apply to the Commissioner for Vocational Training for completion of the apprenticeship.

Advanced Entry

For apprenticeships with a full-time nominal term of 24 months, reduced from a nominal term of 36 months where the apprentice holds the lower level qualification specified in the VTO, the rate of progress will be determined as follows:
Stage of apprenticeship Entry, progression and exit requirements
Probationary periods 2 months
Apprentices enter Stage 2
Progression to Stage 3 Apprentices progress to Stage 3:
  • on attainment of 75% of the total units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan
  • 12 months after commencing Stage 2 (whichever is earlier)
Exit
  • Upon attainment of 100% of the units of competency for the relevant qualification as specified in the training plan.
  • On successful completion of the qualification, the parties may apply to the Commissioner for Vocational Training for completion of the apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships

Civil Construction - Bituminous Surfacing - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of apprenticeship Full time:
  • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction
Part-time: See part-time traineeships
Probationary period

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Civil Construction - Bridge Construction and Maintenance - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of apprenticeship Full time:
  • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction
Part-time: See part-time traineeships
Probationary period

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Civil Construction - General - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of apprenticeship Full time:
  • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction
Part-time: See part-time traineeships
Probationary period

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Civil Construction - Pipe Laying - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of apprenticeship Full time:
  • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction
Part-time: See part-time traineeships
Probationary period

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Civil Construction - Plant Operations - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualification
Terms of apprenticeship Full time:
  • RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction
See part-time traineeships
Probationary period

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Civil Construction - Road Construction and Maintenance - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of apprenticeship Full time:
  • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction
Part-time: See part-time traineeships
Probationary period

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Civil Construction - Timber Bridge Construction and Maintenance - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of apprenticeship Full time:
  • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction
Part-time: See part-time traineeships
Probationary period

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Civil Construction - Tunnel Construction - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of apprenticeship Full time:
  • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction
Part-time: See part-time traineeships
Probationary period

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Traineeships

Civil Construction - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 16 July 2010
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • RII60620 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds one of the nine streams from the RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction. The streams are:
      • Bituminous Surfacing
      • Bridge Construction and Maintenance
      • General
      • Pipe Laying
      • Road Construction and Maintenance
      • Road Making
      • Timber Bridge Construction and Maintenance
      • Traffic Management
      • Tunnel Construction
See part-time traineeships
School based

RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 144 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Civil Construction - Bituminous Surfacing - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 16 July 2010
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualification
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time traineeships
School based

RII20819 Certificate II in Bituminous Surfacing

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 144 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 2 months

Civil Construction - Civil Foundations - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 17 April 2014
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualification
Terms of Traineeship Full time:
  • RII31220 Certificate III in Civil Foundations
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction
Part-time: See part-time traineeships
Probationary period 3 months

Civil Construction - Design - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • RII40820 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • RII50520 Diploma of Civil Construction Design
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Probationary period 3 months

Civil Construction - Operations and Management - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualification
Terms of Traineeship Full time:
  • RII40720 Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Operations)
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the apprentice holds one of:
      • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
      • RII31619 Certificate III in Trenchless Technology
  • RII40720 Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Supervision)
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the apprentice holds one of:
      • RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
      • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
      • RII31619 Certificate III in Trenchless Technology
  • RII50420 Diploma of Civil Construction Management
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the apprentice holds one of
      • RII40720 Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Operations)
      • RII40720 Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Supervision)
      • RII40820 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design
Probationary periods

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Civil Construction - Road Marking - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction
Part-time: See part-time traineeships
Probationary period

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Civil Construction - Traffic Management - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 29 February 2016
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction
Part-time: See part-time traineeships
Probationary period

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Civil Construction - Trenchless Technology - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 16 July 2010
Updated 2 April 2020
Qualification
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • RII31619 Certificate III in Trenchless Technology
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction
Part-time: See part-time traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Drilling - Operations - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 1 April 2010
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • RII20920 Certificate II in Drilling Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • RII31820 Certificate III in Drilling Operations
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII20920 Certificate II in Drilling Operations
  • RII40920 Certificate IV in Drilling Operations
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII31820 Certificate III in Drilling Operations
  • RII60415 Advanced Diploma of Drilling Management
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary periods

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Drilling - Oil/Gas (On Shore) - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 1 April 2010
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • RII41120 Certificate IV in Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore)
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII32015 Certificate III in Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore)
  • RII50820 Diploma of Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore)
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII41120 Certificate IV in Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore)
  • RII60415 Advanced Diploma of Drilling Management
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 42 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII50820 Diploma of Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore)
Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary periods

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Drilling - Well Serving Operations - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 24 January 2014
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • RII41220 Certificate IV in Well Servicing Operations
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII32220 Certificate III in Well Servicing Operations
  • RII51020 Diploma in Well Servicing Operations
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary periods

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

Mining - Emergency Response and Rescue - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 1 April 2010
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualification
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Mining - Exploration - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 1 April 2010
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualification
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Mining - Resource Processing - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 2 December 2011
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualification
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Mining - Surface Mining - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 2 December 2011
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • RII20220 Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • RII30120 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII20220 Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations
  • RII40120 Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII30120 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations
  • RII40220 Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner)
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • RII50120 Diploma of Surface Operations Management
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII40120 Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations
  • RII60220 Advanced Diploma of Extractive Industries Management
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 42 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII50120 Diploma of Surface Operations Management
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary periods

Where the nominal term is:

  • Up to and including 24 months duration - 2 months
  • Greater than 24 months duration - 3 months

Mining - Underground Coal – (Continuous Mining Operations) -Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • RII20320 Certificate II in Underground Coal Mining
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • RII30220 Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII20313 Certificate II in Underground Coal Mining
  • RII40420 Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII30220 Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations (Continuous Mining Operations)
  • RII50920 Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII40420 Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations
  • RII60320 Advanced Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII50920 Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary periods

Where the nominal term is:

  • Up to and including 24 months duration - 2 months
  • Greater than 24 months duration - 3 months

Mining - Underground Coal – (High Wall Mining Operations) -Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • RII20320 Certificate II in Underground Coal Mining
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • RII30220 Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations (High Wall Mining Operations)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII20313 Certificate II in Underground Coal Mining
  • RII40420 Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII30220 Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations (High Wall Mining Operations)
  • RII50920 Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII40420 Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations
  • RII60320 Advanced Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII50920 Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary periods

Where the nominal term is:

  • Up to and including 24 months duration - 2 months
  • Greater than 24 months duration - 3 months

Mining - Underground Coal – (Longwall Operations) -Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • RII20320 Certificate II in Underground Coal Mining
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • RII30220 Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations (Longwall Operations)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII20313 Certificate II in Underground Coal Mining
  • RII40420 Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII30220 Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations (Longwall Operations)
  • RII50920 Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII40420 Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations
  • RII60320 Advanced Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII50920 Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary periods

Where the nominal term is:

  • Up to and including 24 months duration - 2 months
  • Greater than 24 months duration - 3 months

Mining - Underground Coal – (Services) - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 26 March 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • RII20320 Certificate II in Underground Coal Mining
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • RII30220 Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations (Services)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII20313 Certificate II in Underground Coal Mining
  • RII40420 Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII30220 Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations (Services)
  • RII50920 Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII40420 Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations
  • RII60320 Advanced Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
    • 48 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds RII50920 Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary periods

Where the nominal term is:

  • Up to and including 24 months duration - 2 months
  • Greater than 24 months duration - 3 months

Mining - Underground Metalliferous - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 2 December 2011
Updated 26 March 2021
Qualification
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months
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