Certificate of Competence (COC) for Key Quarry and Mine Personnel

Quarry, Tunnel and Mine Managers and other key personally are required to achieve additional unit standards. (Refer to gazetted notice) to maintain their Certificate of Competence.

In order to gain this COC certificate you will need to be able to demonstrate some or all the skills in the following areas:

Unit 28983: Carry out the risk management process at an extractive site. This standard comprises this cover sheet and Australian unit of competency RIIRIS402D. People credited with this standard are able to:

  • Plan and prepare for implementing the risk management process
  • Identify hazards, assess risk, identify unacceptable risk
  • Identify potential actions, decide on action, and implement or facilitate action
  • Review the implementation of action, audit the risk management process, and complete records and reports

Unit 16686: Conduct an incident investigation at an extractive site. People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the concepts of multiple causation and root-cause analysis; and conduct an incident investigation at an extractive site.

Unit 26855: Analyse Human Factors present in workplace practices at an
extractive site. People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of concepts and principles related to Human
    Factors
  • Analyse workplace practices at an extractive site by examining Human Factors that could contribute to errorproducing conditions
  • Recommend controls that will reduce the likelihood of error-producing conditions resulting from Human Factors in the underlying workplace practice

Unit 17279: Demonstrate knowledge of the Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS). This unit standard is for people whose role requires a basic understanding of the CIMS framework. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of:  roles and principles in CIMS; functions, structure, and terms used in the CIMS framework.

Unit 22445: Describe the roles and functions of a CIMS Incident Management Team (IMT) at an incident. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe:

  • The interrelated functions of the coordinated incident management system (CIMS) model
  • The incident controller’s responsibilities at an incident
  • The role and function of the operations manager
  • The planning/intelligence manager, and the logistics manager at an incident.

Unit 17694: Demonstrate knowledge of explosives and their properties. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of current legislative and licensing requirements associated with explosives and demonstrate knowledge of explosives products and related equipment.

Unit 21152: Demonstrate and apply knowledge of storing explosives for use. People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Describe how the location and construction of a magazine for explosives is planned
  • Describe the process of applying for test certificates and permits to build a magazine and store explosives
  • Describe the process of loading and maintaining a magazine; and store explosives for use

Unit 17691: Use mathematics to solve problems in an extractive industries workplace. People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Solve arithmetical problems
  • Solve mensuration problems
  • Solve trigonometrical problems
  • Solve geometrical problems
  • Use algebra to solve workplace problems, in an extractive industries workplace

Unit 22057: Demonstrate knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic power systems used in extractive operations. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic plant and equipment used in extractive operations.

Pre-requisite for this COC: Holder or working toward an A or B Grade Quarry Manager qualification.

These Certificate of Competence courses are all 2 day block courses, there is pre-work for each course and the unit standard(s) is completed during the block course.

Trainees are supported outside the block course by experienced trainers.

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