RII40215 – Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner)


This RII40215 Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner) Qualification reflects the role of employees working as an open cut examiner in a surface coal mine. They perform tasks involving a broad range of varied activities most of which are complex and non-routine. They are responsible for the quantity and quality of the output of others and contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems.

AQF Course Code

1 – 2 years

Total number of units: 14
9 core unit / 5 elective units

AQF Qualification Title
Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner)

Mode of Delivery
Workplace & blended (includes some face to face)

Workplace training: Australia Wide
Classroom based training: Australia Wide

There are prerequisites related to some elective units of competency listed in this qualification. Care should be taken during the selection of elective units to ensure all prerequisites specified are complied with.

The qualification is made up of Core units and electives chosen from the training package to meet packaging rules. The complete course outcomes will depend on the site requirements and outlined in a detailed training plan.

Core units are as follows:

Unit code Unit title
BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
RIIBLA205D Store, handle and transport explosives
RIIERR401D Apply and monitor surface operations emergency preparedness and response procedures
RIIMEX405D Apply and monitor systems and methods of surface coal mining
RIIMPO403D Monitor interaction of heavy and light vehicles and mining equipment
RIIRIS402D Carry out the risk management processes
RIIWHS301D Conduct safety and health investigations
RIIWHS402D Examine and maintain mine safety
RIIWHS404D Implement and monitor health and hygiene management systems

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