Qualification details

RII50309 - Diploma of Minerals Processing (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to RII50313 - Diploma of Minerals Processing 13/Nov/2013

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

Training packages that include this qualification

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The current release is release 3View release 3 details.

Units of competency

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BSBWOR502A - Ensure team effectivenessEnsure team effectivenessSupersededN/A
RIISRM502A - Design stockpile formations and reclaiming systemsDesign stockpile formations and reclaiming systemsSupersededN/A
RIIRIS402A - Carry out the risk management processesCarry out the risk management processesSupersededN/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
BSBMGT516A - Facilitate continuous improvementFacilitate continuous improvementSupersededN/A
RIIENV502A - Undertake process or project environmental impact assessmentUndertake process or project environmental impact assessmentSupersededN/A
RIIWMG501A - Implement the site water management planImplement the site water management planSupersededN/A
BSBSUS301A - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesSupersededN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399999 Technicians And Trades Workers Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4999-79 Tradespersons And Related Workers Nec 
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 Minerals Processing 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Process Plant Manager (Metals and Minerals) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399999 Technicians And Trades Workers Nec 02/Sep/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4999-79 Tradespersons And Related Workers Nec 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

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This qualification reflects the role of metal or coal processing facility managers 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 sixteen (16) units of competency made up of:

  • eight (8) Core units, and
  • eight (8) elective units of which:
  • at least six (6) must come from the Group A electives listed below
  • up to two (2) unit may come from AQF level IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma 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


Manage quality customer service


Facilitate continuous improvement


Communicate information


Implement and maintain environmental management plan


Implement emergency preparedness and response systems


Identify, implement and maintain legal compliance requirements


Carry out risk management processes


Implement the site water management plan

Group A Electives  

Unit code

Unit title


Manage an information or knowledge management system


Build and sustain an innovative work environment


Develop a workplace learning environment


Manage operational plan


Ensure a safe workplace


Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Manage personal work priorities and professional development


Ensure team effectiveness


Undertake process or project environmental impact assessment


Develop, implement and maintain process control systems


Implement mine transport systems and production equipment


Implement site services and infrastructure systems


Design stockpile formations and reclaiming systems


Plan and monitor recycled material operations