Qualification details

RII30611 - Certificate III in Small Mining Operations (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Superseded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
Supersedes RII30609 - Certificate III in Small Mining Operations 21/Jun/2011
Is superseded by RII30613 - Certificate III in Small Mining Operations 13/Nov/2013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
AHCNAR201A - Carry out natural area restoration worksCarry out natural area restoration works N/A
AHCNAR303A - Implement revegetation worksImplement revegetation works N/A
AHCSAW201A - Conduct erosion and sediment control activitiesConduct erosion and sediment control activities N/A
AHCSAW301A - Construct conservation earthworksConstruct conservation earthworks N/A
HLTFA301B - Apply first aidApply first aid N/A
RIICAR302A - Rehabilitate small mine siteRehabilitate small mine site N/A
RIICOM201A - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplace N/A
RIIENV201A - Identify and assess environmental and heritage concernsIdentify and assess environmental and heritage concerns N/A
RIIERR302A - Respond to local emergencies and incidentsRespond to local emergencies and incidents N/A
RIIHAN203A - Conduct lifting operationsConduct lifting operations N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 312913 Mine Deputy 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3129-15 Mine Deputy 
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 Mining 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Small Mine Operator 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 312913 Mine Deputy 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3129-15 Mine Deputy 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 22/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

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Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in an underground or open cut soft rock small mine, such as an opal mine. They perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgment in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.

Pathways Information

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Licensing/Regulatory Information

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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 fifteen (15) units of competency made up of:

  • three (3) Core units, and
  • twelve (12) elective units of which:
  • at least five (5) must come from the Group A electives listed below
  • up to seven (7) from the Group B electives listed below
  • up to one (1) unit may come from AQF level II, III or IV level 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

RIICOM201A

Communicate in the workplace

RIIOHS201A

Work safely and follow OHS policies and procedues

RIIRIS201B

Conduct local risk control

Group A electives  

Unit code

Unit title

RIICAR302A

Rehabilitate small mine site

RIIMEX201A

Suppress dust in open-cut environment

RIIMEX203B

Break oversize rock

RIIMEX302B

Assess ground conditions

RIIMPO301C

Conduct hydraulic excavator operations

RIIMPO304B

Conduct wheel loader operations

RIIMPO311A

Conduct haul truck operations

RIIMPO314A

Operate small open cut mine equipment

RIIMSM301A

Establish a mining claim

RIIMSM302A

Plan small mine operations

RIIMSM303A

Install underground shaft

RIIMSM304A

Inspect small mines operations

RIIMSM305A

Conduct materials extraction operations underground

RIIMSM306A

Design and maintain pillar system and ground control

RIIMSM307A

Install and maintain ventilation systems and equipment

RIISRM303B

Move and position materials to form stockpiles

RIISRM304B

Maintain stockpiles

RIIUMM201A

Install ground support

RIIUMM203A

Prepare and perform manual scaling operations

AHCNAR201A

Carry out natural area restoration works

AHCSAW201A

Conduct erosion and sediment control activities

AHCNAR303A

Implement revegetation works

AHCSAW301A

Construct conservation earthworks

Group B electives  

Unit code

Unit title

HLTFA301C

Apply first aid

RIIENV201A

Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns

RIIERR302A

Respond to local emergencies and incidents

RIIHAN203A

Conduct lifting operations

RIIHAN208A

Perform dogging

RIIHAN209A

Perform basic rigging

RIIOHS204A

Work safely at heights

RIIPEO201B

Conduct conveyor operations

RIIRIS301B

Apply risk management processes

RIISAM207A

Apply operational maintenance skills

RIISAM212A

Service mine plant and equipment

RIISAM213A

Position and set up mobile lighting

RIISAM310A

Install and commission small mine plant, machinery and services

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