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.
- 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.
The Qualification is comprised of ten (10) core units and (4) elective units listed below.
• 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
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
They will be issued the Certificate IV RII40420 on successful completion of all 14 units of competency.