Qualification details

RII50209 - Diploma of Underground Metalliferous Mining Management (Release 3)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by RII50213 - Diploma of Underground Metalliferous Mining Management 13/Nov/2013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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BSBWOR502A - Ensure team effectivenessEnsure team effectivenessSupersededN/A
RIISDM501A - Conduct mine surveying operationsConduct mine surveying operationsSupersededN/A
RIISRM502A - Design stockpile formations and reclaiming systemsDesign stockpile formations and reclaiming systemsSupersededN/A
RIIOHS301A - Conduct safety and health investigationsConduct safety and health investigationsSupersededN/A
RIIUND501A - Implement the ventilation management planImplement the ventilation management planSupersededN/A
BSBMGT515A - Manage operational planManage operational planSupersededN/A
RIICOM301B - Communicate informationCommunicate informationSupersededN/A
RIIWBP502A - Plan and monitor recycled material operationsPlan and monitor recycled material operationsSupersededN/A
RIIMEX502A - Implement systems and methods of miningImplement systems and methods of miningSupersededN/A
BSBMGT516A - Facilitate continuous improvementFacilitate continuous improvementSupersededN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 133513 Production Manager (Mining) 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 1222-13 Production Manager (Mining) 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Mineral Mining Exploration,Minerals Processing 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Mine Manager (Metalliferous Mining) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 133513 Production Manager (Mining) 02/Sep/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 1222-13 Production Manager (Mining) 02/Sep/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 02/Sep/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 02/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Not applicable.


This qualification reflects the role of mine managers in an underground metalliferous mine who perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment/roles/techniques for themselves and others. They are required to demonstrate the application of a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning and implement mine management plans.

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: 


  • provide clear and direct feedback
  • listen carefully to instructions and information
  • read and interpret project plans and safety signs
  • calculate basic weights, distances and volumes
  • complete accurate work plans, technical reports, risk assessments, etc
  • negotiate solutions to customer and workplace based issues
  • negotiate project details with clients
  • network with other professionals working in the same field


  • plan and lead team performance and operations
  • coordinate project activities and timelines with clients
  • work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race, religion or political persuasion
  • provide feedback and advice to staff
  • lead site-wide planning and coordination activities


  • re-allocate staff and resources in response to changing weather, site conditions and priorities
  • manage staff to solve problems and coordinate individual responsibilities and activities
  • work cooperatively with clients to resolve contract and operational issues
  • manage the ongoing review and adjustment of operations against performance indicators and project milestones

Initiative and enterprise

  • act independently to identify potential improvements to working practice and conditions
  • identify and take steps to resolve risks in the workplace
  • encourage the exploration and application of innovative approaches to improve on operational performance

Planning and organising

  • manage and coordinate time and priorities for self and team
  • identify and obtain appropriate personnel and resources for work
  • ensure that risks are assessed and appropriate emergency plans are in place
  • ensure that project planning incorporates the possibility of adapting to future changes


  • take responsibility for ensuring team targets and goals are achieved
  • understand the standard of work expected at the work site
  • proactively manage team performance
  • develop trust and confidence in staff and customers


  • 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
  • lead change and continuous improvement processes
  • manage learning and development plans
  • prepare and lead formal or informal training sessions


  • apply a range of basic IT skills in monitoring and reporting on systems
  • operate equipment safely and according to manufacturer and workplace guidelines
  • use communications technology appropriate to the workplace (email, mobile, radio, etc)
  • computer technology is used to monitor and communicate project status
  • use IT to create documents and maintain records of work activities

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 thirteen (13) units of competency made up of:

  • seven (7) Core units, and
  • six (6) elective units of which:
  • at least three (3) must come from the Group A electives listed below
  • up to three (3) from the Group B electives listed below
  • up to one (1) unit may come from AQF level IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma 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


Communicate information


Implement emergency preparedness and response systems


Identify, implement and maintain legal compliance requirements


Implement systems and methods of mining


Conduct safety and health investigations


Implement mine transport systems and production equipment


Implement site services and infrastructure systems

Group A electives  

Unit code

Unit title


Manage blast hole drilling operations


Implement and maintain environmental management plan


Undertake process or project environmental impact assessment


Implement pit plan


Develop, implement and maintain process control systems


Conduct mine surveying operations


Design stockpile formations and reclaiming systems


Implement the ventilation management plan


Plan and monitor recycled material operations


Implement the site water management plan

Group B electives 

Unit code

Unit title


Manage quality customer service


Manage an information or knowledge management system


Build and sustain an innovative work environment


Develop a workplace learning environment


Manage operational plan


Facilitate continuous improvement


Ensure a safe workplace


Manage personal work priorities and professional development


Ensure team effectiveness