A Grade is designed for A Grade Opencast Coal Mine Managers and A Grade Quarry Managers. Learners who have completed this qualification will have been awarded all the standards required for the Certificate of Competence as a A Grade Opencast Coal Mine Manager, and the Certificate of Competence as a A Grade Quarry Manager. However, there are additional statutory requirements that must be met before these Certificates of Competence can be awarded.

A Grade Quarry Manager Training

NZQA 7142:  Demonstrating knowledge of the application of regulatory requirements to manage an extractive site – Level 6, 25 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to explain:

NZQA 7143:  Inspecting and reporting on safety and operations at an extractive site – Level 5, 10 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Reviewing company documentation relating to legislative requirements for an extractive site’s operational safety.
  • Inspect an extractive site’s safety and operations.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of reporting on the compliance status of an extractive site and inspecting an extractive site’s safety and operations.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of reviewing and auditing the health and safety management system at an extractive site.

NZQA 7144:  Reviewing plans and recommending changes for ongoing operations at an extractive site – Level 5, 15 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Identifying and reviewing relevant documentation for safe and effective operation of plant and equipment at an extractive site.
  • Reviewing operational objectives, documents, and plans.
  • Recommending changes proposed as a result of the review.

NZQA 31091:  Operate and maintain stockpiles and tip heads at extractive sites – Level 4, 8 Credits - (Unit 31091 replaced Unit 8899)

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of hazards and controlling associated with stockpiling and tip heads at extractive sites.
  • Recommending and following modifications for a stockpiling and tip head management plan at an extractive site.
  • Recommending modifications for a tip head management plan at an extractive site.

NZQA 8902:  Prepare a safety plan for extractive operations – Level 5, 4 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to

  • Prepare a safety inspection plan for extractive operations.

NZQA 8905:  Demonstrate knowledge of construction and maintenance of working surfaces at an extractive site – Level 3, 5 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to: 

  • Evaluate existing features of working surfaces.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the layout of working surfaces.
  • Describe construction methods and equipment for working surfaces; and
  • Describe methods for maintaining working surfaces.

NZQA 8909:  Demonstrate knowledge of the maintenance of working surfaces at a surface extraction site – Level 2, 2 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to describe: 

  • Maintenance of a surface extraction site floor and access track.
  • The procedure for clearing oversized material from a surface extraction site working surface.
  • The procedure for maintaining safe access to surface extraction site working areas.

NZQA 8922:  Conduct safety checks before and after equipment use at an extractive site – Level 2, 2 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Conduct safety checks before and after equipment usage at an extractive site.

NZQA 30902Demonstrate knowledge of extraction methods, and selection of plant and equipment for surface extraction – Level 5, 15 Credits – (Unit 30902 replaced Units 15658 & 15667)

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: 

  • The effects of geological and geotechnical characteristics on surface extraction methods.
  • Surface extraction methods and selection of plant and equipment.

NZQA 15663:  Demonstrating knowledge of the geotechnical requirements for ground stability at surface extraction sites – Level 5, 15 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of strength characteristics of soil and rock at surface extraction sites.
  • Evaluating the geotechnical requirements of surface extraction sites.

NZQA 15664:  Demonstrate introductory knowledge of geology at surface extraction sites – Level 3, 5 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of rocks and minerals at surface extraction sites, in relation to safety and quality.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of geological structures at surface extraction sites in terms of their impact on operations.

NZQA 17694:  Demonstrate knowledge of explosives and their properties – Level 3, 10 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of current legislative and licensing requirements associated with explosives.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of explosives products and related equipment.

NZQA 21151:  Demonstrating knowledge of planning rehabilitation operations for an extractive site – Level 6, 15 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of planning rehabilitation operations for an extractive site.
  • Describe the process of scheduling extractive operations and rehabilitation to comply with the approved site plan.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to ensure rehabilitation work meets the extractive site operation and closure requirements set out in the relevant approvals.

NZQA 21152:  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of storing explosives for use – Level 4, 10 Credits

Learners 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.
  • How to store explosives for use.

NZQA 21153: Demonstrate and apply knowledge of dewatering, pump maintenance, and settling ponds at an extractive site – Level 3, 5 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the water management system at an extractive site, and of the measurement of the volume and quality of water to be discharged from that site.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pump maintenance; and demonstrate knowledge of maintaining drains and settling ponds in accordance with resource consent conditions and company procedures.

NZQA 21155:  Demonstrate knowledge of the management and use of water at an extractive site – Level 4, 7 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of consent conditions and the water management system for an extractive site.
  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of systems relating to water use at an extractive site.

NZQA 21156:  (Includes automatic credits for Unit Standard 21154)Demonstrate knowledge of planning and managing extraction to minimise environmental impacts – Level 5, 15 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Explain how a plan is prepared to minimise the environmental impacts of an extractive site.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the process for seeking resource consent for an extractive site.
  • Evaluate programmes to minimise environmental impacts at an extractive site.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to manage an extractive site to minimise environmental impacts.

NZQA 31092Demonstrate knowledge of conveyors and crushing and screening plant for extractive industries – Level 3, 5 Credits(Unit 31092 replaced Unit 25878)

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of conveyors, crushing plant, and screening plant for extractive industries.

NZQA 32158Demonstrate basic knowledge of New Zealand’s Coordinated Incident Management Systems – Level 3, 2 Credits(Unit 32158 replaced Unit 17279)

This unit standard is for people who require a basic understanding of the New Zealand’s Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) framework.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • CIMS principles and roles.
  • CIMS structure and functions.
  • The impact of situational awareness on an incident response.

NZQA 29553Demonstrate operational knowledge of New Zealand’s Coordinated Incident Management System functions and structure – Level 4, 2 Credits(Unit 29553 replaced Unit 22445).

This unit standard is for learners whose role requires operational knowledge of New Zealand’s Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) framework.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrate operational knowledge of CIMS structure, CIMS functions and their relationships.
  • Demonstrate operational knowledge of the Incident Management Team.
  • Describe function manager roles.
  • Describe the importance of planning transition to recovery phase during a response.

NZQA 29554Demonstrate operational knowledge of New Zealand’s Coordinated Incident Management System functions and structure – Level 4, 3 Credits - (Unit 29554 replaced Unit 22445)

This unit standard is for learners whose role requires operational knowledge of New Zealand’s Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) framework.
  • Learners credited with this unit standard can:
  • Establish and describe situational awareness in an incident.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and contribute to planning an incident response.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of briefings in a response.

NZQA 16686:  Conduct an incident investigation at an extractive site – Level 5, 8 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Explain the concepts of multiple causation and root-cause analysis.
  • Conduct an incident investigation at an extractive site.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of briefings in a response.

NZQA 28983:  Carry out the risk management process at an extractive site – Level 5, 10 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Plan and prepare for implementing the risk management process.
  • Identify workplace hazards; assess workplace risks and identify unacceptable risk levels.
  • Identify potential actions and develop risk controls.
  • Implement and evaluate risk controls.
  • Audit the risk management process and complete records at an extractive site.

NZQA 26855:  Analyse Human Factors present in workplace practices at an extractive site – Level 4, 10 Credits

Learners 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 error- producing conditions.
  • Recommend controls that will reduce the likelihood of error-producing conditions resulting from Human Factors in the underlying workplace practice.

NZQA 6400:  Manage first aid in an emergency – Level 3, 2 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Manage First Aid in an Emergency situation.

NZQA 6401:  Provide First Aid – Level 2, 1 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Provide First Aid.

NZQA 6402:  Provide basic life support – Level 1, 1 Credit

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Provide basic life support.

 ACT Safety Ltd.  is working in conjunction with MITO Industry Training Organisation.

Block courses are delivered online via Zoom. (Face to Face training can be arranged on request).  

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A Grade Quarry Manager Training

NZQA 7142:  Demonstrating knowledge of the application of regulatory requirements to manage an extractive site – Level 6, 25 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to explain:

NZQA 7143:  Inspecting and reporting on safety and operations at an extractive site – Level 5, 10 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Reviewing company documentation relating to legislative requirements for an extractive site’s operational safety.
  • Inspect an extractive site’s safety and operations.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of reporting on the compliance status of an extractive site and inspecting an extractive site’s safety and operations.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of reviewing and auditing the health and safety management system at an extractive site.

NZQA 7144:  Reviewing plans and recommending changes for ongoing operations at an extractive site – Level 5, 15 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Identifying and reviewing relevant documentation for safe and effective operation of plant and equipment at an extractive site.
  • Reviewing operational objectives, documents, and plans.
  • Recommending changes proposed as a result of the review.

NZQA 31091:  Operate and maintain stockpiles and tip heads at extractive sites – Level 4, 8 Credits - (Unit 31091 replaced Unit 8899)

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of hazards and controlling associated with stockpiling and tip heads at extractive sites.
  • Recommending and following modifications for a stockpiling and tip head management plan at an extractive site.
  • Recommending modifications for a tip head management plan at an extractive site.

NZQA 8902:  Prepare a safety plan for extractive operations – Level 5, 4 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to

  • Prepare a safety inspection plan for extractive operations.

NZQA 8905:  Demonstrate knowledge of construction and maintenance of working surfaces at an extractive site – Level 3, 5 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to: 

  • Evaluate existing features of working surfaces.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the layout of working surfaces.
  • Describe construction methods and equipment for working surfaces; and
  • Describe methods for maintaining working surfaces.

NZQA 8909:  Demonstrate knowledge of the maintenance of working surfaces at a surface extraction site – Level 2, 2 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to describe: 

  • Maintenance of a surface extraction site floor and access track.
  • The procedure for clearing oversized material from a surface extraction site working surface.
  • The procedure for maintaining safe access to surface extraction site working areas.

NZQA 8922:  Conduct safety checks before and after equipment use at an extractive site – Level 2, 2 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Conduct safety checks before and after equipment usage at an extractive site.

NZQA 30902Demonstrate knowledge of extraction methods, and selection of plant and equipment for surface extraction – Level 5, 15 Credits – (Unit 30902 replaced Units 15658 & 15667)

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: 

  • The effects of geological and geotechnical characteristics on surface extraction methods.
  • Surface extraction methods and selection of plant and equipment.

NZQA 15663:  Demonstrating knowledge of the geotechnical requirements for ground stability at surface extraction sites – Level 5, 15 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of strength characteristics of soil and rock at surface extraction sites.
  • Evaluating the geotechnical requirements of surface extraction sites.

NZQA 15664:  Demonstrate introductory knowledge of geology at surface extraction sites – Level 3, 5 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of rocks and minerals at surface extraction sites, in relation to safety and quality.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of geological structures at surface extraction sites in terms of their impact on operations.

NZQA 17694:  Demonstrate knowledge of explosives and their properties – Level 3, 10 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of current legislative and licensing requirements associated with explosives.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of explosives products and related equipment.

NZQA 21151:  Demonstrating knowledge of planning rehabilitation operations for an extractive site – Level 6, 15 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of planning rehabilitation operations for an extractive site.
  • Describe the process of scheduling extractive operations and rehabilitation to comply with the approved site plan.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to ensure rehabilitation work meets the extractive site operation and closure requirements set out in the relevant approvals.

NZQA 21152:  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of storing explosives for use – Level 4, 10 Credits

Learners 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.
  • How to store explosives for use.

NZQA 21153: Demonstrate and apply knowledge of dewatering, pump maintenance, and settling ponds at an extractive site – Level 3, 5 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the water management system at an extractive site, and of the measurement of the volume and quality of water to be discharged from that site.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pump maintenance; and demonstrate knowledge of maintaining drains and settling ponds in accordance with resource consent conditions and company procedures.

NZQA 21155:  Demonstrate knowledge of the management and use of water at an extractive site – Level 4, 7 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of consent conditions and the water management system for an extractive site.
  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of systems relating to water use at an extractive site.

NZQA 21156:  (Includes automatic credits for Unit Standard 21154)Demonstrate knowledge of planning and managing extraction to minimise environmental impacts – Level 5, 15 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Explain how a plan is prepared to minimise the environmental impacts of an extractive site.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the process for seeking resource consent for an extractive site.
  • Evaluate programmes to minimise environmental impacts at an extractive site.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to manage an extractive site to minimise environmental impacts.

NZQA 31092Demonstrate knowledge of conveyors and crushing and screening plant for extractive industries – Level 3, 5 Credits(Unit 31092 replaced Unit 25878)

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of conveyors, crushing plant, and screening plant for extractive industries.

NZQA 32158Demonstrate basic knowledge of New Zealand’s Coordinated Incident Management Systems – Level 3, 2 Credits(Unit 32158 replaced Unit 17279)

This unit standard is for people who require a basic understanding of the New Zealand’s Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) framework.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • CIMS principles and roles.
  • CIMS structure and functions.
  • The impact of situational awareness on an incident response.

NZQA 29553Demonstrate operational knowledge of New Zealand’s Coordinated Incident Management System functions and structure – Level 4, 2 Credits(Unit 29553 replaced Unit 22445).

This unit standard is for learners whose role requires operational knowledge of New Zealand’s Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) framework.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrate operational knowledge of CIMS structure, CIMS functions and their relationships.
  • Demonstrate operational knowledge of the Incident Management Team.
  • Describe function manager roles.
  • Describe the importance of planning transition to recovery phase during a response.

NZQA 29554Demonstrate operational knowledge of New Zealand’s Coordinated Incident Management System functions and structure – Level 4, 3 Credits - (Unit 29554 replaced Unit 22445)

This unit standard is for learners whose role requires operational knowledge of New Zealand’s Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) framework.
  • Learners credited with this unit standard can:
  • Establish and describe situational awareness in an incident.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and contribute to planning an incident response.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of briefings in a response.

NZQA 16686:  Conduct an incident investigation at an extractive site – Level 5, 8 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Explain the concepts of multiple causation and root-cause analysis.
  • Conduct an incident investigation at an extractive site.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of briefings in a response.

NZQA 28983:  Carry out the risk management process at an extractive site – Level 5, 10 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Plan and prepare for implementing the risk management process.
  • Identify workplace hazards; assess workplace risks and identify unacceptable risk levels.
  • Identify potential actions and develop risk controls.
  • Implement and evaluate risk controls.
  • Audit the risk management process and complete records at an extractive site.

NZQA 26855:  Analyse Human Factors present in workplace practices at an extractive site – Level 4, 10 Credits

Learners 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 error- producing conditions.
  • Recommend controls that will reduce the likelihood of error-producing conditions resulting from Human Factors in the underlying workplace practice.

NZQA 6400:  Manage first aid in an emergency – Level 3, 2 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Manage First Aid in an Emergency situation.

NZQA 6401:  Provide First Aid – Level 2, 1 Credits

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Provide First Aid.

NZQA 6402:  Provide basic life support – Level 1, 1 Credit

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Provide basic life support.

 ACT Safety Ltd.  is working in conjunction with MITO Industry Training Organisation.

Block courses are delivered online via Zoom. (Face to Face training can be arranged on request).  

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