RII 50113

Resources & Infrastructure Industry Training Package

DIPLOMA OF SURFACE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Quarry & Surface Mine Manager Training, Assessment and Qualification

Diploma qualification (Release 3 – updated 26 March 2014 – current as at 15 Feb 2014)

This qualification reflects the role of mine managers in an open cut coal or metalliferous mine or a quarry, who perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment/roles/techniques for themselves and others.  They are required to demonstrate the application of a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning and implement safety management plans.  There are no entry requirements for this qualification.  This qualification and our program is for people who have experience at supervisory levels and experience in this for some time.  It is also for those who are managing a quarry and need recognition for their knowledge and experience, including those who may need to move to a State/Territory of Australia where a statutory ticket is required for managing a quarry.  This qualification may be required before being granted permission to sit for a quarry managers’ statutory ticket.

Program outline

Our programs are suited to people who are already engaged in the industry and with experience.  Our aim is to suit your needs so we may offer suggestions for other RTOs if we can’t otherwise help you.

Mine Resilience (Australia) Pty Ltd engages trainers and assessors who have both experience working in industry at manager level and above, and experience delivering training and assessment solutions in an industry context.  We deliver either group training sessions or individual development.  We will work with you to decide the best option for you and your organisation.  We will encourage you to attend group sessions because we’ve found that the group dynamics gives you a very powerful experience.  It also helps everyone to stick to deadlines.  Individual development may be better for

Training, assessment, and personal development may all be required.  All participants will be provided with materials relevant to the units of competency chosen to complete their qualification.  Resources will be: Learner Resource, Theoretical Assessment, Practical Assessment, and where applicable, a supporting evidence assessment.  Where onsite training is required, rooms will be made available containing a white board, internet connection, data projector, computer and internet. If required, specialist mining equipment can be accessed at various mines with whom Mine Resilience (Australia) Pty Limited has ongoing partnership arrangements.


Most trainees will complete within a 12 to 24-month period.  One benefit of the group sessions is that we can condense the program and award the qualification in around 6 months depending on your collection of evidence.


Cost will depend on the level of knowledge and experience that the trainee already possesses.  Typical costs are $8500 and this depends on how much time we need to spend with you on site.

Typical Units covered (always check with training.gov.au for the latest release before starting)

Successful completion of thirteen (13) units of competency made up of:

  • two (2) core units, and
  • eleven (11) elective units of which:
    • at least four (4) must be chosen from group A
    • up to five (5) may be chosen from group B
    • up to two (2) may be chosen from Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level from this, or any other Training Package or accredited course

Core units of competency

  • RIIGOV501D Identify, implement and maintain legal compliance requirements
  • RIIRIS501D Implement and maintain management systems to control risk

Electives Group A

  • RIIENV501D Implement and maintain environmental management plan
  • RIIERR503D Implement emergency preparedness and response systems
  • RIIMEX405D Apply and monitor systems and methods of surface coal mining
  • RIIMEX501D Implement pit plan
  • RIIMEX502D Implement systems and methods of mining
  • RIIMEX503D Manage dredging operations
  • RIIMPO502D Manage the interaction of heavy and light vehicles and mining equipment
  • RIIMPO503D Manage laser levelling of operating plant
  • RIIWHS404D Implement and monitor health and hygiene management systems
  • RIIPRO501D Implement site processing plant operations
  • RIIPRO502D Develop, implement and maintain process control systems
  • RIIRAI501D Implement mine transport systems and production equipment
  • RIIRAI502D Implement site plant and resource management plan
  • RIIRAI503D Implement site services and infrastructure systems
  • RIIRAI504D Select and install surface plant and equipment
  • RIIRAI506D Implement, monitor, rectify and report on inventory control system
  • RIIRAI508D Implement mine services systems
  • RIIRAI509D Implement mine fixed plant and infrastructure systems
  • RIISDM501D Conduct mine surveying operations
  • RIISRM501D Implement the stockpile management plan
  • RIISRM502D Design stockpile formations and reclaiming systems
  • RIIWBP501D Implement site waste and by-product management plan
  • RIIWBP502D Plan and monitor recycled material operations
  • RIIWMG501D Implement the site water management plan
  • RIIRIS402D Carry out the risk management processes

Group B

  • BSBCUS501C Manage quality customer service
  • BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBINM501A Manage an information or knowledge management system
  • BSBLED501A Develop a workplace learning environment
  • BSBMGT515A Manage operational plan
  • BSBMGT516C Facilitate continuous improvement
  • BSBWHS401A Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • BSBWHS501A Ensure a safe workplace
  • BSBSMB402A Plan small business finances
  • BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness
  • RIIBHD501D Manage blast hole drilling operations
  • RIIBLA301D Conduct surface shotfiring operations
  • RIIBLA601D Design surface blasts
  • RIICCR501D Conduct sales in construction materials operations
  • RIICOM301D Communicate information
  • RIIENV502D Undertake process or project environmental impact assessment
  • RIIERR504D Manage major incidents and emergencies
  • RIIGOV401D Apply, monitor and report on compliance systems
  • RIIWHS301D Conduct safety and health investigations
  • RIIPRM501D Implement, monitor, rectify and report on contracts
  • RIIRIS403D Manage and coordinate spill response
  • RIISAM501D Implement and maintain the site plant, equipment and infrastructure maintenance plan

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