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

Down Under Training

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification is part of the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. It 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.


  • 14 units: 9 core
  • 5 elective


  • Promote innovation in a team environment
  • Supervise mobile plant operations
  • Conduct safety and health investigations
  • Conduct surface shotfiring operations
  • Conduct scraper operations
  • Conduct hydraulic shovel operations
  • Carry out the risk management process
  • Apply the principles of earthworks construction
  • Develop work priorities
  • Implement and monitor health and hygiene management systems
  • Conduct hydraulic excavator operations
  • Conduct rigid haul truck operations
  • Conduct articulated haul truck operations
  • Lead rescue team
  • Conduct tracked dozer operations
  • Examine and maintain mine safety
  • Implement workplace information system
  • Assess competence
  • Plan assessment activities and processes
  • Manage and coordinate spill response
  • Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams
  • Conduct rope shovel operations
  • Monitor interaction of heavy and light vehicles and mining equipment
  • Communicate Information
  • Show leadership in the workplace
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work pract

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