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RII20115 - Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation


At a glance

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals who perform mainly routine tasks and procedures, using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge, and taking some responsibility for the quality of the work outcomes.

Participants will learn the basics of health and safety, risk management, communication, planning and preparing to undertake a task, hand and power tool operation, measurements and calculations.
Study Mode Online
Availability Online Study
Duration12 months part-time
Intake Dates
There will be one course intake for 2018, available in February.

For Moranbah State High School students:  this course is delivered in partnership with Moranbah State High School.  Students should contact:

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

Career Opportunities

This course is a pathway qualification and will prepare you to undertake a Certificate III level course from the resources and infrastructure industry.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements. It is recommended that students have a sound knowledge of Year 10 Maths and English. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

Structure and assessment


Standard Course Structure

Core Units
  • Identify and Assess Environmental and Heritage Concerns (RIIENV201D)
  • Conduct local risk control (RIIRIS201D)
  • Work safely and follow OHS policies and procedures (RIIWHS201D)
Elective Units
  • Plan and organise work (RIIBEF201D)
  • Carry out measurements and calculations (RIICCM201D)
  • Communicate in the Workplace (RIICOM201D)
  • Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of non toxic materials (RIISAM201D)
  • Use hand and power tools (RIISAM203D)
  • Apply Operational Maintenance Skills (RIISAM207D)

Study Sequence

To view more information about these units, as well as the suggested study plan, please visit the handbook.


VET in Schools

This course is available to study online, through the VET in Schools program with teaching support available through email and telephone. Online students require self-motivation and must have 10 hours per week available for study. 


There will be one course intake for 2018, available in February.

Duration and dates

12 months part-time

Fees and scholarships


Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

The Queensland Government determines the schedule set by CQUniversity. Additional fees may be charged for printed materials, protective clothing and tools etc. A full copy of all regulations associated with VET fees can be accessed from the Queensland Government Legislation website.

All fees must be paid to finalise enrolment or a payment arrangement entered into. You will be liable for all payments, even if you discontinue enrolment, subject to the Refund Policy. Debt recovery action will be taken to recover outstanding fees. Please select from the following:

  • VET Student Loans
    VET Student Loans will commence from 1 January 2017 and is an interest free Australian Government income contingency loan that assists eligible full fee paying students to pay their Tuition Fees.
  • VET Government funded programs
    The cost of these programs is based on a student contribution fee. A concession may be available in some situations. Additional resource/material costs will vary from program to program.
  • VET fee-for-service programs (full fee paying)
    These are competitively priced full-fee paying programs which do not attract concessions.

Price lists


Please refer to the scholarship pages for more information.

How to Apply


Certificate, diploma and advanced diploma-level courses

To enquire about intake dates or to submit an application:

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

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