Maintenance of Competence Training

Strategic Corporate Training has developed training programs to assist individuals and mine sites in meeting the Maintenance of Competence Scheme for WHS Mining Practising Certificates introduced by the NSW Resources Regulator.

The scheme is designed to keep the knowledge and skills up-to-date of individuals who hold a practising certificate to exercise specific statutory functions under the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) legislation.

Practising certificates have a condition requiring the holder to participate in the gazetted maintenance of competence scheme. Specific learning requirements must be met before a practising certificate can be renewed by the NSW Resources Regulator, which includes completing a required total amount of recognised learning in areas of competence over the five year period of their certificate.

More information on the requirements for the Maintenance of Competence Scheme for Practising Certificates is available from the Resources Regulator's FAQs Fact Sheet.

The main objectives of Strategic’s programs, which are customised for clients to be site specific, are to:

  • Understand and apply Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws in relation to the work they are responsible for

  • Have knowledge of the latest approaches to managing principal hazards and implementing critical controls in mining operations

  • Keep up to date on current and emerging health and safety issues in mining operations

For more information on how Strategic can assist in meeting the Maintenance of Competence Scheme requirements, read the information below or contact us on 1300 153 249.

The scheme requires individuals to complete learning in the following five areas of competence:

1.  Mining and WHS systems

    a.  Subject A: Safety management system

    b.  Subject B: Principal hazards (catastrophic fatal hazards)

    c.  Subject C: Principal control plans

    d.  Subject D: Specific control measures

2.  Legislation

3.  Emergency management

4.  Leadership and management

5.  General WHS topics

Note: Areas 2, 3 and 4 are grouped together for the specification of requirements.


MOC Chart

There are rules and guidelines in the scheme to ensure the individual completes a sufficient amount of relevant learning for each area of competence.

It is compulsory that the individual: 
 
  • completes topics relevant to the statutory functions they are practising in e.g. Deputy

  • completes learning in all four subjects for the ‘Mining and WHS Systems’ area of competence during the five-year period

  • as a minimum, completes the Regulator’s Learning from Disasters one-day program (Strategic Corporate Training is approved by the NSW Resources Regulator to deliver Learning from Disasters one-day program)

The scheme allows flexibility to undertake learning for any combination of topics, as long as they meet requirements for each area of competence for their practising certificate.
Subject A: Safety management system

RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes

RIIRIS402D Carry out the risk management processes

RIIRIS601D Establish and maintain the risk management system

Subject B: Principal hazards (catastrophic fatal hazards)

Ground or strata management:

RIIMCU407D Apply and monitor the strata management plan

RIIMEX302D Assess ground conditions

Roads and vehicle operations:

RIIMEX406D Apply and monitor mine transport system and production

Fire or explosion:

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

Gas management:

RIIMCU403D Apply and monitor the gas management plan

Outburst management:

RIIMCU405D Apply and monitor the outburst management plan

Inrush and inundation management:

RIIMCU406D Apply and monitor the inrush management plan

Flammable dust management:

RIIUND401D Apply and monitor the ventilation management plan

Spontaneous combustion management:

RIIMCU408D Apply the spontaneous combustion management plan

Air quality or dust or other airborne contaminants:

RIIUND401D Apply and monitor the ventilation management plan

Coal and rock bursts:

RIIMCU405D Apply and monitor the outburst management plan

Subject C: Principal control plans

Worker health management:

BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives

Explosives:

RIIBLA202F Support underground shotfiring operations

RIIBLA201D Support shotfiring operations

Ventilation:

RIIUND401D Apply and monitor the ventilation management plan

Subject D: Specific control measures

Shotfiring:

RIIBLA202F Support underground shotfiring operations

RIIBLA201D Support shotfiring operations

 

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

RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes

RIIRIS402D Carry out the risk management processes

RIIWHS301D Conduct health and safety investigation

RIICOM301D Communicate information

BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals

BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws

BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents

BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives

The Regulator’s "Learning from Disasters" training program - Strategic Corporate Training is approved by the NSW Resources Regulator to deliver Learning from Disasters one-day program.