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Qualification details

RII30220 - Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes RII30218 - Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations 22/Sep/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 23/Sep/2020


Units of competency

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RIISAM301F - Test operational functions of vehicles and equipmentTest operational functions of vehicles and equipmentElective
RIIHAN209E - Perform basic riggingPerform basic riggingElective
RIINHB304E - Conduct reverse circulation drilling operationsConduct reverse circulation drilling operationsElective
RIISAM205E - Cut, weld and bend materialsCut, weld and bend materialsElective
RIIMCU305E - Conduct outburst mining operationsConduct outburst mining operationsElective
RIIMCU203D - Conduct wheeled vehicle operations (non-articulated)Conduct wheeled vehicle operations (non-articulated)Elective
RIISAM304E - Install, commission and maintain major conveyor equipment and systemsInstall, commission and maintain major conveyor equipment and systemsElective
RIIMCU309E - Operate breaker line supportsOperate breaker line supportsElective
RIIHAN208E - Perform doggingPerform doggingElective
RIIERR310D - Provide support for rescue operationsProvide support for rescue operationsElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 712212 Miner 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Mineral Exploration Drilling,Mineral Mining Exploration,Coal Mining 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Long Hole Driller,Bogger Operator,Haul Truck Operator (Mining),Continuous Mining Machine Operator,Shotfirer’s Assistant,Scraper Operator (Mining),Inbye and Outbye Operator,Jumbo Operator,Coal Preparation Operator,Dozer Operator (Mining and Extractive Industries),Quarry Equipment Operator,Underground Coal Miner,Shotfirer,Grader Operator (Mining),Longwall Miner 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 712212 Miner 22/Oct/2020 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 22/Oct/2020 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 23/Sep/2020 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Version 5.0.

Minor change to add the following unit of competency to the elective list:

RIIPEO207E Carry out conveyor system shift

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of skilled workers, including production operators, working in underground coal mines, who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications in varied work contexts, using some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services and contingency measures.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the qualification.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of the following or equivalent:

  • RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIERR203E Escape from hazardous situation unaided
  • RIIERR205D Apply initial response first aid
  • RIIGOV201E Comply with site work processes/procedures
  • RIIMCU217 Apply spontaneous combustion management measures
  • RIIMCU208E Conduct basic strata control operations
  • RIIMCU214E Conduct ventilation operations
  • RIIRIS201E Conduct local risk control
  • RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures.

Packaging Rules

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

Specialisations

The qualification has core and elective units of competency that cover the skills for the following four (4) specialisations:

Specialisation 1 – Continuous Mining Operations

Specialisation 2 – High Wall Mining Operations

Specialisation 3 – Longwall Operations

Specialisation 4 – Services

The core and elective unit requirements of one (1) stream must be met for this qualification to be awarded.

All elective units chosen from outside this qualification must reflect current occupational and learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level.

There are both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. To be appointed under any statutory requirements in related roles, units of competency should be chosen to meet the state/territory licensing requirements.

There are no prerequisites to imported units listed in this qualification. Where a unit is imported as an elective care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified are complied with.

To be awarded the Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations (Continuous Mining Operations) the following packaging rules apply:

Total number of units = 11

3 core units  plus

8 elective units,  of which:

  • three (3) must be chosen from the electives in Group A
  • at least three (3) must be chosen from the electives in Group B
  • up to two (2) may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

To be awarded the Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations (High Wall Mining Operations) the following packaging rules apply:

Total number of units = 9

3 core units  plus

6 elective units,  of which:

  • three (3) must be chosen from the electives in Group C
  • at least one (1) must be chosen from the electives in Group D
  • up to two (2) may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

To be awarded the Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations (Longwall Operations) the following packaging rules apply:

Total number of units = 12

3 core units  plus

9 elective units,  of which:

  • three (3) must be chosen from the electives in Group E
  • at least three (3) must be chosen from the electives in Group F
  • up to two (2) may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

To be awarded the Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations (Services) the following packaging rules apply:

Total number of units = 12

3 core units  plus

9 elective units,  of which:

  • at least two (2) must be chosen from the electives in Group G
  • at least four (4) must be chosen from the electives in Group H
  • up to two (3) may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

Core units of competency

Unit code 

Unit title 

RIIERR201E

Conduct fire team operations

RIIRIS301E

Apply risk management processes

RIIUND207E

Conduct underground lifting operations

Electives

Group A (Continuous Mining Operations)

Unit code 

Unit title 

RIIMCU210D

Conduct stonedusting operations

RIIMCU301E

Conduct specialised strata control operations

RIIMCU303E

Conduct continuous miner operations

Group B (Continuous Mining Operations)

Unit code 

Unit title 

RIIENV301E

Conduct atmospheric monitoring

RIIMCU201D

Operate power tram

RIIMCU202D

Conduct tracked vehicle/plant operations

RIIMCU203D

Conduct wheeled vehicle operations (non-articulated)

RIIMCU204D

Conduct wheeled vehicle operations (articulated)

RIIMCU213E

Conduct feeder breaker operations

RIIMCU304E

Conduct shuttle car operations

RIIMCU305E

Conduct outburst mining operations

RIIMCU309E

Operate breaker line supports

RIIMCU310E

Conduct flexible conveyor train (FCT) operations

RIIMCU401E

Conduct special roadway operations

Group C (High Wall Mining Operations)

Unit code 

Unit title 

RIIENV301E

Conduct atmospheric monitoring

RIIPEO202E

Provide deck support for conveyor-car high wall mining operations

RIIPEO301E

Conduct conveyor-car high wall mining operations

Group D (High Wall Mining Operations)

Unit code 

Unit title 

RIIHAN201E

Operate a forklift

RIIMPO304E

Conduct wheel loader operations

Group E (Longwall Operations)

Unit code 

Unit title 

RIIMCU215D

Operate longwall ancillary equipment

RIIMCU306E

Conduct shearer operations

RIIMCU307E

Conduct longwall face equipment operations

Group F (Longwall Operations)

Unit code 

Unit title 

RIIENV301E

Conduct atmospheric monitoring

RIIMCU201D

Operate power tram

RIIMCU202D

Conduct tracked vehicle/plant operations

RIIMCU203D

Conduct wheeled vehicle operations (non-articulated)

RIIMCU204D

Conduct wheeled vehicle operations (articulated)

RIIMCU210D

Conduct stonedusting operations

RIIMCU301E

Conduct specialised strata control operations

RIIMCU308E

Install and recover longwall equipment

Group G (Services)

Unit code 

Unit title 

RIIENV301E

Conduct atmospheric monitoring

RIIMCU301E

Conduct specialised strata control operations

RIIMCU302F

Construct and maintain ventilation devices

RIIMCU308E

Install and recover longwall equipment

RIIUND201D

Install, maintain and recover reticulation systems

Group H (Services)

Unit code 

Unit title 

RIIHAN208E

Perform dogging

RIIHAN209E

Perform basic rigging

RIIHAN211D

Conduct basic scaffolding operations

RIIHAN307E

Operate a vehicle loading crane

RIIMCU201D

Operate power tram

RIIMCU203D

Conduct wheeled vehicle operations (non-articulated)

RIIMCU204D

Conduct wheeled vehicle operations (articulated)

RIIMCU206D

Install, maintain and recover gas drainage systems

RIIMCU207D

Install, maintain and recover electrical services

RIIMCU209E

Conduct roadway maintenance

RIIMCU210D

Conduct stonedusting operations

RIIMCU401E

Conduct specialised roadway operations

RIIMPO307E

Conduct wheel grader operations in underground mines

RIINHB304E

Conduct air drilling

RIINHB310D

Conduct surface directional drilling

RIIPEO207E

Carry out conveyor system shift

RIIPEO208E

Extend, retract and maintain conveyor componentry

RIISAM304E

Install, commission and maintain major conveyor equipment and systems

RIIUND208E

Conduct skip operations

RIIUND209E

Operate automated winder

RIIUND301E

Operate manual winder

RIIUND302E

Conduct cage operations

RIIUND303E

Operate winder for shaft sinking

Group I (General Underground Coal Operations)

Unit code 

Unit title 

AURKTJ011

Remove, inspect and fit earthmoving and off-the-road tyres

AURKTJ012

Remove, inspect and fit earthmoving and off-the-road wheel and rim assemblies

RIIBLA202F

Support underground shotfiring operations

RIIBLA204E

Store, handle and transport explosives in underground coal mines

RIIBLA302E

Conduct shotfiring operations in underground coal mines

RIICOM301E

Communicate information

RIIERR204E

Provide aided rescue to endangered personnel

RIIERR301E

Respond to work site incident

RIIERR302E

Respond to local emergencies and incidents

RIIERR303E

Operate in self-contained regenerative oxygen breathing apparatus

RIIERR304D

Control emergencies and critical situations

RIIERR305E

Control underground fires

RIIERR306E

Conduct underground searches

RIIERR307E

Extricate casualties from underground incidents

RIIERR308E

Extricate and transport people involved in incidents

RIIERR309D

Establish and operate from fresh air base

RIIERR310D

Provide support for rescue operations

RIIHAN201E

Operate a forklift

RIIHAN208E

Perform dogging

RIIHAN209E

Perform basic rigging

RIIHAN210D

Perform intermediate rigging operations

RIIHAN211D

Conduct basic scaffolding operations

RIIHAN212E

Conduct non-slewing crane operations

RIIHAN301E

Operate elevating work platform

RIIHAN302D

Conduct intermediate scaffolding operations

RIIHAN305D

Operate a gantry or overhead crane

RIIMCU311E

Monitor control processes

RIIMPO208F

Operate support equipment

RIIQUA201E

Maintain and monitor site quality standards

RIIRIS202E

Respond to site based spills

RIISAM205E

Cut, weld and bend materials

RIISAM207E

Apply operational maintenance skills

RIISAM212E

Service mine plant and equipment

RIISAM301F

Test operational functions of vehicles and equipment

RIISAM315A

Manage tyre, wheel and rim assembly applications

RIIUND205E

Respond to a workforce incident

RIIVEH201E

Operate a light vehicle

RIIVEH202F

Operate a medium vehicle

RIIWHS301E

Conduct safety and health investigations

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification. Supersedes and is not equivalent to RII30218 Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides is found on VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=88a61002-9a21-4386-aaf8-69c76e675272