Certificate III in Mining Exploration

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Ready to explore?

Start your  career in mineral petroleum exploration that can take you anywhere in the world!

This course will give you the skills to work as a geoscience field assistant, pit technician or on an exploration team in mineral, oil and gas exploration undertaking various  duties in the field and office.  

Skills and knowledge covered include heritage concerns, quality standards, risk control, how to take and record site samples and workplace safety.

Half price
Industry: Engineering and Mining
National course code: RII30520 | WA State ID: BFH6

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Are you ready to unearth a fine career?

This Certificate III in Mining Exploration will help prepare you for entry level jobs in the mining industry such as a pit or underground technician, drilling offsider or geological field assistant.

You'll learn how to collect and analyse geological samples, record information and look after the practical tasks involved in servicing a remote field operation.

You'll also learn mining computing, first aid and mining methods.

​It is strongly advised that you obtain a manual licence and complete a four wheel drive course to improve your employment prospects.

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