Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation


Fast Facts

Dig in to the Resource and Infrastructure industry

  • Wanting to work in the mining, quarry or civil construction industries?
  • Looking for a learning pathway into the resource sector?
  • Want to work on large projects with equally large machines?

This Nationally Recognised qualification is the starting point for those wanting to build a career in the Resource and Infrastructure industries. It is a pathway qualification that looks to prepare you for continued learning in the industry.

In this course you’ll learn to conduct local risk control, work safely and within Work Health and Safety requirements, plan and organise work and effectively communicate in the workplace. These are all fundamental skills of a skilled industry worker.

Why Bother?

Job Prospects

Civil Construction Worker
Quarry worker
Civil construction labourer

Study Mode

Blended (workbook and workplace)

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Course Structure

What you’ll learn

This course is an entry-level qualification that aims to build your skill, knowledge and understanding of work practices in the Resource and Infrastructure sectors.

Ways to study


Learn alongside industry experts, on campus. With a mix of practical tasks and theory you’ll gain the skills, experience and knowledge for a competitive edge in the industry.

Onsite Training

We like to think this is a bit of a game changer! Learn onsite, while you work. This means less time off the tools and more time focused on practical skills.


Sometimes we like to do it old-school! If you’re better on the tools than on a computer – we’ve got your back! At FTA, we’re determined to ensure you learn how you learn best.

Core Units

  • RIIENV201D Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns
  • RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control
  • RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Suggested Electives

  • RIISAM201D Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic material
  • RIISAM202D Isolate and access plant
  • RIISAM203D Use hand and power tools
  • RIIBEF201D Plan and organise work
  • RIICCM203D Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • RIICOM201D      Communicate in the workplace
  • Pathway into civil construction and wider resrouces sectors.

The course duration will vary depending on your experience, skills and chosen study mode. As a guide:

  • Fee for service: 3-6 months subject to the amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required
  • Workshop: Are usually delivered over a 10 to 12 weeks, and the maximum duration of training is 6 months.

Your skills will be assessed through a mix of practical and theory tasks. Which is essentially showing us what you’ve learnt and how you do it.

Theory may be assessed Online or via Workbook. Practical Assessment will be conducted at your place of work or work site with fit for purpose facilities and equipment which are to be made available to your FTA trainer & Assessor for training and assessment purposes.

Let’s talk about the money

Ready to take the leap towards your nationally recognised qualification? View the range of funding options available to assist both students and employers in gaining valuable training.

Fee For Service

Fee For Service

Our flexible Fee For Service model accommodates individuals ready to start their qualification today while making ongoing, manageable payments.

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Learner Support

Our trainers have years of hands on experience in the civil construction and resource sectors, providing you with unparalleled access to first-hand industry knowledge throughout your course.

Limitless Learning

We believe that everyone should be able to learn in inspiring ways. That’s why we deliver training how you learn best plus, you get your own Learning Engagement Officer to support your progress through the course.

Recognised Qualifications

This course is nationally recognised, so you can work anywhere in Australia with confidence.