Students who are deemed competent will receive RII50920 Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management. This is recognised as a qualifying course for sitting the statutory exams for undermanager in both New South Wales and Queensland. The 12 units of competency in this course are nationally recognised. There are 9 core units plus at 3 electives to do to be awarded this qualification
Typically, the volume of learning is 1 to 2 years (1200 to 2400 hours). The course duration depends on how quickly a candidate can work through the study guides and assessment guides and in turn demonstrate competence.
This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required by personnel who are planning their pathway to becoming a mine statutory official such as a mine undermanager. These persons assist in the management of an underground coal mine and perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy that require 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.
The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of business concepts, with attention to the knowledge and skills necessary for student success in this course and beyond.