Qualification details

RII20309 - Certificate II in Underground Coal Mining (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 29/May/2013
(View details for release 2) Replaced21/Mar/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced22/Jun/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to RII20313 - Certificate II in Underground Coal Mining 13/Nov/2013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
BSBITU101A - Operate a personal computerOperate a personal computer N/A
BSBPUR301B - Purchase goods and servicesPurchase goods and services N/A
BSBSUS201A - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices N/A
ICAU3126B - Use advanced features of computer applicationsUse advanced features of computer applications N/A
RIIBLA202B - Support underground shotfiring operationsSupport underground shotfiring operations N/A
RIICOM201A - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplace 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
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 721200 Earthmoving Plant Operators 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7119 Other Mobile Plant Operators 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Mineral Mining Exploration,Services to Mining,Blast Hole Drilling,Coal Mining 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Dozer Operator (Mining and Extractive Industries),Quarry Equipment Operator,Inbye and Outbye Operator,Bogger Operator,Scraper Operator (Mining),Haul Truck Operator (Mining),Underground Coal Miner,Grader Operator (Mining),Shotfirer’s Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 721200 Earthmoving Plant Operators 02/Sep/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7119 Other Mobile Plant Operators 02/Sep/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 02/Sep/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 02/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Inclusion of RIIBLA204A Store, handle and transport explosives in underground coal mines which was previously omitted.

Description

This qualification reflects the role of an individual working as an operator in an underground coal mine, who performs a range of mainly routine tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge, in a defined context working under direct supervision.

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

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 ten (10) units of competency made up of:

  • five (5) Core units, and
  • five (5) elective units of which:
  • at least four (4) must come from the Group A electives listed below
  • up to one (1) from the Group B electives listed below, or from AQF level II or III in 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

RIICOM201A

Communicate in the workplace

RIIERR203B

Escape from hazardous situation unaided

RIIOHS201A

Work safely and follow OHS policies and procedues

RIIGOV201A

Comply with site work processes/procedures

RIIRIS201B

Conduct local risk control

Group A electives  

Unit code

Unit title

RIIERR205A

Apply initial response first aid

RIIMCU201A

Operate power tram

RIIMCU202A

Conduct tracked vehicle/plant operations

RIIMCU203A

Conduct wheeled vehicle operations (non-articulated)

RIIMCU204A

Conduct wheeled vehicle operations (articulated)

RIIMCU205A

Conduct rotational drilling

RIIMCU206A

Install, maintain and recover gas drainage systems

RIIMCU207A

Install, maintain and recover electrical services

RIIMCU208A

Conduct basic strata control operations

RIIMCU209A

Conduct roadway maintenance

RIIMCU210A

Conduct stonedusting operations

RIIMCU211A

Install and maintain explosion barriers

RIIMCU212A

Construct and maintain basic ventilation devices

RIIMCU213A

Conduct feeder breaker operations

RIIMCU214A

Conduct face ventilation operations

RIIMCU215A

Operate longwall ancillary equipment

RIIMCU216A

Maintain lamp cabin operations

RIIMCU402A

Apply spontaneous combustion management measures

RIIMPO208A

Operate support equipment

RIIMPO307B

Conduct wheel grader operations in underground mines

RIINHB304B

Conduct air drilling

RIIPEO202A

Provide deck support for conveyor-car high wall mining operations

RIIPEO208A

Extend, retract and maintain conveyor componentry

RIIUND201A

Install, maintain and recover reticulation systems

RIIUND206A

Install hand held underground ground support

RIIUND207A

Conduct underground lifting operations

RIIUND208A

Conduct skip operations

RIIUND209A

Operate automated winder

RIIUND301A

Operate manual winder

RIIUND302A

Conduct cage operations

RIIUND303A

Operate winder for shaft sinking

RIIWMG202A

Conduct dewatering activities in underground mining operations

Group B electives  

Unit code

Unit title

BSBITU101A

Operate a personal computer

BSBPUR301B

Purchase goods and services

BSBSUS201A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

ICAICT308A

Use advanced features of computer applications

RIIBLA202B

Support underground shotfiring operations

RIIBLA204A

Store, handle and transport explosives in underground coal mines

RIIERR201A

Conduct fire team operations

RIIERR204A

Provide aided rescue to endangered personnel

RIIERR302A

Respond to local emergencies and incidents

RIIHAN201A

Operate a forklift

RIIHAN208A

Perform dogging

RIIHAN209A

Perform basic rigging

RIIHAN210A

Perform intermediate rigging operations

RIIHAN211A

Conduct basic scaffolding operations

RIIHAN212A

Conduct non-slewing crane operations

RIIHAN301B

Operate elevating work platform

RIIHAN302A

Conduct intermediate scaffolding operations

RIIHAN305A

Operate a gantry or overhead crane

RIIHAN307A

Operate a vehicle loading crane

RIIOHS203A

Maintain amenities

RIIQUA201A

Maintain and monitor site quality standards

RIISAM205A

Cut, weld and bend materials

RIISAM207A

Apply operational maintenance skills

RIISAM210A

Remove and fit wheel assemblies

RIISAM211B

Remove, repair and refit tyres and tubes

RIISAM212A

Service mine plant and equipment

RIISAM214A

Provide support to electrical tradesperson

RIISAM301A

Test operational functions of vehicles and equipment

RIISAM311A

Maintain winder equipment

RIISAM312A

Inspect and maintain shafts and structures

RIISAM313A

Monitor, inspect and service ropes and attachments

RIIVEH201B

Operate light vehicle

RIIVEH202A

Operate a medium vehicle

RIIVEH301A

Conduct rail haulage operations

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