The NEW RII Training Package Is Coming: Here’s What You Should Know
Feedback for the final draft of the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Version 5.0 has just ended, and it seems RTOs can expect significant changes in the new update.
The update includes changes in the qualifications and units of competencies in the Extractive, Metalliferous Mining, New and Emerging Technology, and Civil Construction projects.
All said projects, except New and Emerging Technology, have new and updated Qualifications.
What Major Changes Can You Expect from the New RII Training Package?
In the final draft released by PwC’s Skills for Australia, the proposed changes reflect the massive need to address the gaps in the RII training products.
Some of the major changes are:
- There is a total of 21 new qualifications and over a hundred* new units between the Extractive, Metalliferous Mining, New and Emerging Technology, and Civil Construction projects.
- Research and consultation carried out by Skills for Australia were used to establish the Case for Change. The AISC endorsed it on behalf of the Civil Infrastructure IRC in August 2019.
- The final draft of training products will be provided to the Civil Infrastructure IRC for endorsement and submission to the AISC in October 2020.
Here is a list of the new and updated qualifications that you can expect:
New Resources and Infrastructure Industry – RII Qualifications
|Qualification Code||Qualification Name|
|RII20220||Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations|
|RII30120||Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations|
|RII40120||Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations|
|RII50120||Diploma of Surface Operations Management|
|RII60220||Advanced Diploma of Extractive Industries Management|
|RII20420||Certificate II in Underground Metalliferous Mining|
|RII20520||Certificate II in Resource Processing|
|RII30320||Certificate III in Underground Metalliferous Mining|
|RII30420||Certificate III in Resource Processing|
|RII40320||Certificate IV in Underground Metalliferous Mining Operations|
|RII40520||Certificate IV in Resource Processing|
|RII20720||Certificate II in Civil Construction|
|RII30820||Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations|
|RII30920||Certificate III in Civil Construction|
|RII31220||Certificate III in Civil Foundations|
|RII40720||Certificate IV in Civil Construction|
|RII40820||Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design|
|RII50420||Diploma of Civil Construction Management|
|RII50520||Diploma of Civil Construction Design|
|RII60520||Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design|
|RII60620||Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction|
What Should My RTO Keep in Mind?
If you are currently offering courses in the RII training package, then note that now is the best time to update your course materials and add new courses to the scope. You should secure new 2020 RII training ASAP so you can be one of the first to market the new qualifications.
Remember, being the first to market will help your RTO get ahead of the competition. Students will always want to enrol in the latest training courses, so it pays to be ready to deliver the courses ASAP.
What Can My RTO Do?
Stay tuned for more news on the RII training package, and prepare for any changes that may affect your courses. You may consult industry experts to help your RTO develop a development or training delivery strategy.
Have plans to market and deliver the 2020 RII Qualifications or units? Be sure to get course materials with training and compliance features built into them since it will be a big help during audits!
If you want to save on development costs and time and be one of the first RTOs to market with the updated qualifications and units, then don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1300 808 480 or enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org. This opportunity may be what you need to get ahead of the competition!
*Please refer to official announcements for an updated list of units.