Qualification details

RII30212 - Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 21/Mar/2012

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to RII30209 - Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations 20/Mar/2012
Is superseded by RII30213 - Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations 13/Nov/2013

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
RIIBLA302A - Conduct shotfiring operations in underground coal minesConduct shotfiring operations in underground coal mines N/A
RIICOM301B - Communicate informationCommunicate information N/A
RIIENV301A - Conduct atmospheric monitoringConduct atmospheric monitoring N/A
RIIERR201A - Conduct fire team operationsConduct fire team operations N/A
RIIERR203B - Escape from hazardous situation unaidedEscape from hazardous situation unaided N/A
RIIERR204A - Provide aided rescue to endangered personnelProvide aided rescue to endangered personnel N/A
RIIERR205A - Apply initial response First AidApply initial response First Aid N/A
RIIERR301A - Respond to mine incidentRespond to mine incident N/A
RIIERR302A - Respond to local emergencies and incidentsRespond to local emergencies and incidents N/A
RIIERR303A - Operate in self-contained regenerative oxygen breathing apparatusOperate in self-contained regenerative oxygen breathing apparatus N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 712200 Drillers, Miners And Shot Firers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7912 Blasting Workers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 712200 Drillers, Miners And Shot Firers 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7912 Blasting Workers 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 21/Mar/2012 
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Modification History

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Description

This qualification reflects the role of employees such as production operators in an underground coal mine, who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

The following table includes a summary of the employability skills as identified by the resources and infrastructure industry for this qualification. The table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes required here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 

Communication

  • speak clearly and directly
  • listen carefully to instructions and information
  • read and interpret work instructions and safety signs
  • calculate basic weights, distances and volumes
  • complete incident and maintenance reports
  • adjust communication style to meet the needs of people with diverse backgrounds

Teamwork

  • apply teamwork in a range of situations, particularly in a safety context
  • contribute to the planning and execution of operations
  • work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race, religion or political persuasion and people with disability
  • recognise and respond sensitively to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Problem-solving

  • adjust work methods in response to changing weather and site conditions
  • participate in team solutions to safety issues
  • identifies and comprehends relevant mathematical information in familiar activities or texts
  • selects and uses appropriate familiar mathematical problem-solving strategies to solve problems in familiar contexts

Initiative and enterprise

  • independently adapt to changing work conditions or different work areas
  • identify potential improvements to working practice and conditions
  • identify and assess risks in the workplace

Planning and organising

  • manage time and priorities to complete work
  • identify and obtain appropriate equipment and permits
  • identify potential hazards and prepare appropriate responses
  • follow procedures and techniques relevant to the equipment and work being done

Self-management

  • take responsibility for planning and organising own work priorities and completing assigned tasks
  • monitor own performance to ensure work will be completed well and on time
  • understand the standard of work expected at a work site

Learning

  • be willing to learn new ways of working
  • seek information to improve performance from people and workplace documents like policies, procedures etc
  • understand equipment characteristics, technical capabilities, limitations and procedures

Technology

  • use technology to monitor and report on work progress
  • use communications technology appropriate to the workplace (email, mobile, radio, etc)
  • operate equipment safely

Packaging Rules

Requirements for completion of the qualification 

The following table provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.

Successful completion of sixteen (16) units of competency made up of:

  • six (6) Core units, and
  • ten (10) elective units of which:
  • at least five (5) must come from the Group A electives listed below
  • up to five (5) from the Group B electives listed below
  • up to one (1) unit may come from AQF level II, III or IV from this, or any other, Training Package.

Units of competency chosen must be relevant to the competency requirements for the job function.

Care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified within imported units, or units chosen as electives, are complied with.

Core units of competency  

Unit code

Unit title

RIICOM302A

Communicate workplace information

RIIERR201A

Conduct fire team operations

RIIGOV201A

Comply with site work processes/procedures

RIIMCU208A

Conduct basic strata control operations

RIIMCU214A

Conduct face ventilation operations

RIIRIS301B

Apply risk management processes

Group A electives  

Unit code

Unit title

RIIMCU209A

Conduct roadway maintenance

RIIMCU301A

Conduct specialised strata control operations

RIIMCU302A

Construct and maintain ventilation devices

RIIMCU303A

Conduct continuous miner operations

RIIMCU304A

Conduct shuttle car operations

RIIMCU305A

Conduct outburst mining operations

RIIMCU306A

Conduct shearer operations

RIIMCU307A

Conduct longwall face equipment operations

RIIMCU308A

Install and recover longwall equipment

RIIMCU309A

Operate breaker line supports

RIIMCU310A

Conduct flexible conveyor train (FCT) operations

RIIMCU311A

Monitor control processes

RIIMCU401A

Conduct special roadway operations

RIIMCU402A

Apply spontaneous combustion management measures

RIINHB304B

Conduct air drilling

RIINHB310A

Conduct surface directional drilling

Group B electives 

Unit code

Unit title

RIIBLA302A

Conduct shotfiring operations in underground coal mines

RIICOM301B

Communicate information

RIIENV301A

Conduct atmospheric monitoring

RIIERR203B

Escape from hazardous situation unaided

RIIERR204A

Provide aided rescue to endangered personnel

RIIERR205A

Apply initial response first aid

RIIERR301A

Respond to mine incident

RIIERR302A

Respond to local emergencies and incidents

RIIERR303A

Operate in self-contained regenerative oxygen breathing apparatus

RIIERR304A

Control emergencies and critical situations

RIIERR305A

Control underground fires

RIIERR306A

Conduct underground search

RIIERR307A

Extricate casualties from underground incident

RIIERR308A

Extricate and transport people involved in incidents

RIIERR309A

Establish and operate from fresh air base

RIIERR310A

Provide support for rescue operations

RIIHAN304A

Conduct slewing crane operations

RIIOHS301A

Conduct safety and health investigations

RIIPEO202A

Provide deck support for conveyor-car high wall mining operations

RIIPEO301A

Conduct conveyor-car high wall mining operations

RIISAM304A

Install, commission and maintain major conveyor equipment and systems

RIISAM305A

Repair and splice conveyor belting

RIISAM311A

Maintain winder equipment

RIISAM312A

Inspect and maintain shafts and structures

RIISAM313A

Monitor, inspect and service ropes and attachments

RIIUND205A

Respond to a workforce incident

RIIUND208A

Conduct skip operations

RIIUND209A

Operate automated winder

RIIUND301A

Operate manual winder

RIIUND302A

Conduct cage operations

RIIUND303A

Operate winder for shaft sinking

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