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Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals, including mine supervisors or deputies, working in underground coal mines, who perform tasks involving a broad range of day-to-day, operational activities in their area of responsibility. They are responsible for ensuring a safe work environment through applying the safety and health management system for a mine, including monitoring the quantity and quality of output, supervising others and applying solutions to non-routine problems.

Licensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the qualification.


Qualification Duration

The nominal duration of the qualification is 18-24 months which may be influenced by:
  • The Candidate’s previous experience, particularly operational and supervisory experience in an underground coal mining environment.
  • The Candidate’s commitment to completion of the learning, theory and practical assessment activities and participation in all designated classes and forums. 
  • The availability of suitable, relevant work activities and equipment in order to achieve the necessary operational experience.
  • Access to a mentor to support the Candidate in the learning process and assist them in the application of each unit of competency.


Qualification Breakdown 

The Qualification is comprised of ten (10) core units and (4) elective units listed below.

Core Units 
RIIUND401E Apply & monitor the ventilation management plan 
RIIMCU403E Apply and monitor the gas management plan 
RIIMCU408E Apply the spontaneous combustion management plan
RIIMCU407E Apply and monitor the strata management plan 
RIIMCU406E Apply and monitor the inrush management plan 
RIIERR402E Apply & monitor underground mine emergency preparedness & response system 
RIIMEX406D Apply and monitor mine transport systems and production equipment 
RIIRAI401D Apply & monitor mine services & infrastructure systems 
BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace
RIIRIS402E Carry out the risk management process (G2)
Elective Units 
RIIBLA202F Support underground shotfiring operations 
RIIMCU405D Apply and monitor the outburst management plan 
RIIWHS301E Conduct safety and health investigations (S2)

RIICOM301E Communicate information (S3)

Note: Candidates who have completed RIIWHS301E Conduct safety and health investigations, RIIWHS301E Conduct safety and health investigations and RIIRIS402E Carry out the risk management process prior to commencement will be offered RPL / Credit Transfer. Candidates who do not hold these units will need to attend the facilitator led program.


Delivery and Assessment

Delivery for a majority of the units of competency is predominately via online, self-paced supported by online training sessions and Trainer check-ins. 

Candidates will be required to review a unit Study Guide and supplementary references and complete a series of theory questions (short answer), research assignments and site-based activities to fulfil the underpinning knowledge requirements for each unit. 

In addition, candidates will be required to complete a series of practical assessment activities for each unit of competency (except for the facilitator led units as noted in the list on the previous page). 
Each unit of competency is listed below (in the order of program delivery) with a breakdown of the theory and practical assessment requirements. 

Issuance of Statements of Attainment (SOAs) and the Certificate IV Qualification

Candidates will be issued individual SOAs on successful completion of each individual unit of competency.
They will be issued the Certificate IV RII40420 on successful completion of all 14 units of competency. 

Upcoming Programs

There are currently no openings available for this course.