Certificate IV in Undgeround Coal Operations

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Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations (RII40415) reflects the role of employees such as deputy, mining supervisor or team leader in an underground coal mine.

The course provides the skill and knowledge to enable individuals to contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems, manage teams, apply safety management plans to the workplace and implement risk management systems.

Who Should Attend?

Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations is one of the prerequisites for sitting the statutory exams for a mine deputy in both New South Wales and Queensland.

The qualification is also suitable for individuals working in underground coal mines who are responsible for the quantity and quality of the output of others, contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems and apply safety management plans to the workplace.

Pathways from the qualification include the Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management.

Subsidised Training Available

Strategic Corporate Training is an approved provider under the Smart and Skilled program for subsidised training for Cert IV in Underground Coal Operations, which significantly reduces the cost of achieving this qualification.  

 

RII40415 Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations requires the completion of 13 units of competency to achieve the qualification - 9 core and 4 elective units.

Core units:  

  • RIIERR402D Apply and monitor underground coal mine emergency preparedness and response systems

  • RIIMCU403D Apply and monitor the gas management plan

  • RIIMCU406D Apply and monitor the inrush management plan

  • RIIMCU407D Apply and monitor the strata management plan

  • RIIMCU408D Apply the spontaneous combustion management plan

  • RIIMEX406D Apply and monitor mine transport system and production equipment

  • RIIRAI401D Apply and monitor mine services and infrastructure systems

  • RIIRIS402D Carry out the risk management processes

  • RIIUND401D Apply and monitor the ventilation management plan

Elective units:

  • RIIBLA202F Support underground shotfiring operations

  • RIIMCU404E Apply and monitor the gas drainage management plan (recommended unit - another Group B elective can be chosen)

  • RIIWHS301D Conduct safety and health investigations

  • RIICOM301D Communicate information

Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer are available to all students. Please contact our Training Admin Team for more information on the RPL pathway and Credit Transfer processes.

Assessment

Assessment is based on competency, which is the ability to demonstrate specific skills.

A range of assessment methods will be utilised by Strategic Corporate Training to assess competence in each unit of the Certificate IV in Underground Mining Operations qualification, including:

  • Demonstration through questioning (either verbal or written) showing the understanding of the underpinning knowledge of the competencies

  • Demonstration of practical skill in a workplace or simulated environment

  • Third party report and employer support documentation

Strategic Corporate Training's Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations course is conducted over a 12 month period by our statutory qualified trainers who provide hands-on knowledge and guidance throughout the students’ studies.

Students are required to attend 10 training  sessions/workshops in addition to completing self directed learning at work/home.

Training is conducted at our facility in Thornton NSW which is easily accessible for individuals from the Hunter Valley, Maitland, Newcastle Region, Lake Macquarie, Central Coast, Port Stephens and Mid-North Coast areas. 

Students need to bring a laptop computer to classroom training that has Microsoft Office 97 or later (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader. A computer with these specifications and internet access is required during self-directed learning at work/home.

On completion of the Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations qualification with Strategic Corporate Training, students will have obtained the skills and knowlege to:

  • apply and monitor underground coal mine emergency preparedness and response systems in coal mining

  • apply and monitor the gas management plan in coal mining

  • apply and monitor the inrush management plan in coal mining

  • apply and monitor the strata management plan in coal mining

  • apply and monitor the spontaneous combustion management plan in coal mining

  • apply and monitor mine transport system and production equipment

  • apply and monitor mine services and infrastructure systems in coal and metalliferous mining

  • carry out risk management processes in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries

  • apply and monitor the ventilation management plan

  • provide support at the blast site for underground shotfiring operations

  • apply and monitor the gas drainage management plan in coal mining

  • conduct safety and health investigations in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries

  • communicate in the workplace within the Resources and Infrastructure Industries

Strategic Corporate Training is an approved provider under the Smart and Skilled program for subsidised training for Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations. 

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Under the Smart and Skilled funding, we can offer NSW residents (including employer sponsored students working in NSW) access to subsidised training which significantly reduces the cost of achieving a qualification. 

A student's eligibility is not affected if they have previously completed a vocational education and training qualification.

Find out more on our website at Smart and Skilled or visit www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au.