Qualification details

RII30709 - Certificate III in Mine Emergency Response and Rescue (Release 3)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by RII30713 - Certificate III in Mine Emergency Response and Rescue 13/Nov/2013

ReleaseRelease date
3 (this release) 29/May/2013
(View details for release 2) 21/Mar/2012
(View details for release 1) 22/Jun/2011

Units of competency

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RIIRIS201B - Conduct local risk controlConduct local risk controlSupersededN/A
HLTFA301B - Apply first aidApply first aidSupersededN/A
PMAOHS211B - Prepare equipment for emergency responsePrepare equipment for emergency responseSupersededN/A
RIIERR304A - Control emergencies and critical situationsControl emergencies and critical situationsSupersededN/A
PUAFIR307B - Monitor hazardous atmospheresMonitor hazardous atmospheresSupersededN/A
PUASAR027A - Undertake land search rescueUndertake land search rescueSupersededN/A
RIIERR310A - Provide support for rescue operationsProvide support for rescue operationsSupersededN/A
RIIERR307A - Extricate casualties from underground incidentExtricate casualties from underground incidentSupersededN/A
RIICOM201A - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplaceSupersededN/A
RIIERR309A - Establish and operate from fresh air baseEstablish and operate from fresh air baseSupersededN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 441211 Emergency Service Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3491 Ambulance Officers And Paramedics 
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 Services to Mining 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Emergency Response Officer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 441211 Emergency Service Worker 02/Sep/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3491 Ambulance Officers And Paramedics 02/Sep/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 02/Sep/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 02/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Not applicable.


This qualification reflects the role of response and rescue team members who work in a mine site or a construction site, who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of 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: 


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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:

  • five (5) Core units, and
  • eleven (11) elective units of which:
  • at least nine (9) must come from the Group A electives listed below
  • up to two (2) units may come from AQF level II, III or IV in this, or any other, Training Package or accredited course.

Units of competency chosen must

  • be relevant to the competency requirements for the job function
  • reflect the competency profile for the occupation at the enterprise level
  • in the case of accredited course units of competency, not duplicate in part or in whole any unit from a Training Package.

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


Apply First Aid


Communicate in the workforce


Work safely and follow OHS policies and procedures


Conduct local risk control

And either 


Maintain and monitor site quality standards



Comply with site work processes/procedures (Coal)

Group A electives  

Unit code

Unit title


Apply advanced first aid


Prepare equipment for emergency response


Develop incident containment tactics


Coordinate search and rescue operations


Operate breathing apparatus open circuit


Render hazardous materials safe


Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident


Undertake road crash rescue


Undertake vertical rescue


Undertake confined space rescue


Undertake land search rescue


Conduct fire team operations


Apply initial response First Aid


Respond to mine incident


Respond to local emergencies and incidents


Operate in self-contained regenerative oxygen breathing apparatus


Control emergencies and critical situations


Control underground fires


Conduct underground search


Extricate casualties from underground incident


Extricate and transport people involved in incidents


Establish and operate from fresh air base


Provide support for rescue operations


Apply risk management processes