RII40220 - Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner)

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals, including open cut examiners, working in surface 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 in and around work areas of surface excavation, including monitoring the quantity and quality of output, supervising others and applying solutions to non-routine problems.

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

14 units of competency:

  • 10 core units plus
  • 4 elective units of which:

one (1) must be chosen from Group A

at least one (1) must be chosen from Group B

one (1) or more may be chosen from Group C

no more than one (1) may be chosen from Group D

no more than one (1) may be chosen from Group E

                no more than one (1) unit may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect current occupational and learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level.

Course Outline

Core Units
  • BSBMGT401      Show leadership in the workplace

  • BSBSUS401       Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

  • RIIBLA205E       Store, handle and transport explosives

  • RIIERR401E       Apply and monitor emergency preparedness and response systems in surface operations

  • RIIMEX405E      Apply and monitor systems and methods of surface coal minin

  • RIIMPO403D    Monitor interaction of heavy and light vehicles and mining equipment

  • RIIRIS402E         Carry out the risk management process

  • RIIWHS301E     Conduct safety and health investigations

  • RIIWHS402E     Examine and maintain mine safety

  • RIIWHS404E     Implement and monitor health and hygiene management systems

Elective Units

Group A  (Choose only 1)

RIIBLA201E       Support shotfiring operations

RIIBLA301E       Conduct surface shotfiring operations

Group B  (choose at least 1)

RIIMPO301E     Conduct hydraulic excavator operations

RIIMPO302E     Conduct hydraulic shovel operations

RIIMPO303E     Conduct rope shovel operations

RIIMPO329F     Conduct dragline operations

Group C  (choose more than 1)

RIIBHD301E      Conduct surface blast hole drilling operations

RIIMPO304E     Conduct wheel loader operations

RIIMPO308F     Conduct tracked dozer operations

RIIMPO310F     Conduct grader operations

RIIMPO312E     Conduct scraper operations

Group D  (Choose no more than 1)

RIIMPO336E     Conduct belly dump truck operations

RIIMPO337E     Conduct articulated haul truck operations

RIIMPO338E     Conduct rigid haul truck operations

Group E  (choose no more than 1)

BSBINM401      Implement workplace information system

BSBINN301       Promote innovation in a team environment

RIICOM301E     Communicate information

RIIERR403E       Lead rescue team

RIILAT401E        Provide leadership in the supervision of Indigenous employees

RIILAT402E        Provide supervision in the leadership of diverse work teams

RIIMPO401D    Supervise mobile plant operations

RIIMPO402D    Apply the principles of earthworks construction

RIIRIS403E         Managing and coordinating spill response

Course Inclusions

  • Training will be conducted by one of our experienced trainer / assessors who have industry currency and supported by a strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards.
  • Practical and theoretical activities drive the training experience to ensure that the training is engaging, interesting and relevant.
  • 12 months of training. Up to 12 trainees per course.
Participants must
  • Be at least 15 years of age
Equipments requirements
  • We supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training in training centre

    Certain training equipment may be required for some units, please contact us to discuss.




Appropriate clothing, closed-in footwear.

Course Duration

6 to 12 months


$4,500.00 pp for public courses.

For group bookings outside our public course schedule or at your location, please contact our office on 07 49822541


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