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:

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

  • Planning and preparing for implementing the risk management process
  • Identifying potential actions, decide on action, and implement or facilitate action
  • Identifying hazards, assess risk, and unacceptable risk
  • Reviewing the implementation of action, audit the risk management process, and completing records and reports

NZQA 16686: Conducting 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.

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

  • Demonstrating knowledge of concepts and principles related to Human Factors
  • Recommending controls that will reduce the likelihood of error-producing conditions resulting from Human Factors in the underlying workplace practice
  • Analysing workplace practices by examining Human Factors that could contribute to errorproducing conditions

NZQA 17279: Demonstrating 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.

NZQA 22445: Describing 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 role and function of the operations manager
  • The incident controller’s responsibilities at an incident
  • The planning/intelligence manager, and the logistics manager at an incident.

NZQA 17694: Demonstrating 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 knowledge of explosives products and related equipment.

NZQA 21152: Demonstrating and applying knowledge of storing explosives for use. People credited with this unit standard are able to:

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

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

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

NZQA 22057: Demonstrating 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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