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Unit of competency details

RIIMCU401D - Conduct special roadway operations (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to RIIMCU401A - Conduct special roadway operations 13/Nov/2013
Is superseded by and equivalent to RIIMCU401E - Conduct special roadway operations 22/Sep/2020

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 07/Dec/2014
(View details for release 1) 14/Nov/2013


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  02/May/2014 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comment

1

This unit replaces RIIMCU401A Conduct special roadway operations

2

Required frequency and volume of evidence amended in Performance evidence.
Substantial amendments made in Assessment Conditions field, including: references to Industry Sectors, assessor and subject matter expert experience requirements, how assessment should be conducted and what it should confirm.

Application

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct special roadway operations in Coal mining.

This unit is appropriate for those working in supervisory or technical specialist roles.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

Unit Sector

Coal mining

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Plan and prepare to conduct special roadway operations

1.1 Access, interpret and apply special roadway operations documentation, and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2 Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements

1.3 Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues and implement control measures

1.4 Select and wear appropriate personal protective equipment and protective clothing

1.5 Access, read, interpret and apply mine environmental, geological and survey data required to complete the allocated work

1.6 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency

2. Drive special roadways/faceline

2.1 Communicate and coordinate activities with others throughout the work activity

2.2 Carry out pre-start, start-up, park-up, shutdown and secure equipment

2.3 Drive and operate equipment

2.4 Form roadway/headings/face line to sequence, maintaining line and level and other site conditions

2.5 Monitor changes to geological conditions and maintain ventilation

2.6 Continually monitor hazards and risks, and ensure safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment

3. Brush floor and roof

3.1 Observe survey marks and roof and rib support rules

3.2 Profile roadways/headings to sequence, maintaining line and level and other site conditions

4. Carry out operator maintenance

4.1 Prepare machine/equipment for maintenance

4.2 Conduct inspection and fault finding

4.3 Carry out scheduled maintenance tasks

4.4 Carry out housekeeping activities

4.5 Process written maintenance records

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit. Further information is available in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Companion Volume.

Unit Mapping Information

RIIMCU401A Conduct special roadway operations

Links

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

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comment

1

This unit replaces RIIMCU401A Conduct special roadway operations

2

Required frequency and volume of evidence amended in Performance evidence.
Substantial amendments made in Assessment Conditions field, including: references to Industry Sectors, assessor and subject matter expert experience requirements, how assessment should be conducted and what it should confirm.

Performance Evidence

Evidence is required to be collected that demonstrates a candidate’s competency in this unit. Evidence must be relevant to the roles within this sector’s work operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria of this unit and include evidence that the candidate:

  • locates and applies relevant legislation, documentation, policies and procedures
  • implements the requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of special roadway operations including:
  • operating plant and equipment efficiently in special and difficult conditions
  • interpreting and applying survey data
  • reading, interpreting and applying technical information and plans
  • predicting likely changes in roadway/faceline conditions and geology
  • works effectively with others to plan, prepare and conduct special roadway operations that meets all of the required outcomes including:
  • organising work activities to meet all task requirements
  • communicating clearly and concisely with others to receive and clarify work instructions
  • complying with written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures
  • resolving coordination requirements throughout work activities
  • demonstrates completion of conducting special roadway operations that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including:
  • forming or profiling roadways/headings/facelines
  • confirming work requirements details such as;
  • nature and scope of task
  • achievement targets
  • locations
  • headings and other essential survey information
  • working and geological conditions
  • ventilation conditions
  • equipment/plant allocation, including any defects
  • other resources
  • hazards and potential hazards
  • coordination requirements/issues

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of conducting special roadway operations through:

  • geological features of special conditions, including faults, dykes, intrusions and high stress zones
  • impact of changing conditions on equipment plant and mining operations
  • supporting techniques and their applications in special operations
  • ventilation techniques for special operations
  • complying with site operational procedures and support rules
  • equipment characteristics, capabilities and limitations
  • being prepared for fire/accident/emergency

Assessment Conditions

  • An assessor of this unit must satisfy the requirements of the NVR/AQTF or their successors; and Industry regulations for certification and licensing; and,
  • this unit must be assessed in the context of this sector’s work environment; and,
  • this unit must be assessed in compliance with relevant legislation/regulation and using policies, procedures, processes and operational manuals directly related to the industry sector for which it is being assessed; and,
  • assessment may be conducted in conjunction with the assessment of other Units of Competency; and,
  • assessment must confirm consistent performance can be applied in a range of relevant workplace circumstances; and,
  • assessors must demonstrate the performance evidence, and knowledge evidence as outlined in this Unit of Competency, and through the minimum years of current* work experience specified below in an Industry sector relevant to the outcomes of the unit; or,
  • where the assessor does not meet experience requirements a co-assessment or partnership arrangement must exist between the qualified assessor and an Industry subject matter expert. The Industry subject matter expert should hold the unit being assessed (or an equivalent unit) and/or demonstrate equivalence of skills and knowledge at the unit level. An Industry technical expert must also demonstrate skills and knowledge from the minimum years of current work experience specified below in the Industry sector, including time spent in roles related to the unit being assessed; and,
  • assessor and Industry subject matter expert requirements differ depending on the Australian Qualifications Framework Level (AQF) of the qualification being assessed and/or Industry Sector as follows:
  • Industry sector

    AQF** Level

    Required assessor or Industry subject matter expert experience

    Drilling, Metalliferous Mining, Coal Mining, Extractive (Quarrying) and Civil Construction

    1

    1 Year

    2

    2 Years

    Drilling, Coal Mining and Extractive (Quarrying)

    3-6

    3 Years

    Metalliferous Mining and Civil Construction

    3-6

    5 Years

    Other sectors

    Where this Unit is being assessed outside of the Resources and Infrastructure Sectors assessor and/or Industry subject matter expert experience should be in-line with industry standards for the sector in which it is being assessed and where no Industry standard is specified should comply with any relevant regulation.

    *Assessors can demonstrate current work experience through employment within Industry in a role relevant to the outcomes of the Unit; or, for external assessors this can be demonstrated through exposure to Industry by conducting frequent site assessments across various locations.

    **Where a unit is being delivered outside of a Qualification the first numeric character in the Unit code should be considered to indicate the AQF level

    Links

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