Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner)


About the Qualification – RII40220

This qualification reflects the role of individuals, including open cut examiners (OCE), working in surface coal mines, who perform tasks involving a broad range of day-to-day, operational activities in their area of responsibility.

They are responsible for ensuring a safe work environment through applying the safety and health management system in and around work areas of surface excavation, including monitoring the quantity and quality of output, supervising others and applying solutions to non-routine problems.

Their roles are to apply and monitor  the Safety and Health Management System as per AQF 4 comptencies for Standard 22 

Packaging Rules  – 14 units consisting of 10 Core and 4 Electives

Core Units – All Core units must be completed and cannot be changed.

  • BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace.
  • BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices.
  • RIIBLA205E Store, handle, and transport explosives
  • RIIERR401E Apply and monitor emergency preparedness and response systems in surface operations.
  • RIIMEX405E Apply and monitor systems and methods of surface coal mining.
  • RIIMPO403D Monitor interaction of heavy and light vehicles and mining equipment.
  • RIIRIS402E Carry out the risk management process.
  • RIIWHS301E Conduct safety and health investigations.
  • RIIWHS402E Examine and maintain mine safety.
  • RIIWHS404E Implement and monitor health and hygiene management systems

Elective Units on offer (choose 4 ) 

  • RIIBLA201E Support shot firing operations.
  • RIIBLA301E Conduct surface shot firing operations.
  • RIIMPO301E Conduct hydraulic excavator operations.
  • RIIMPO304E Conduct wheel loader operations.
  • RIIMPO308F Conduct tracked dozer operations.

How can I Study

  • Theory – either at your workplace or via Microsoft teams
  • Practical – at your workplace


  • Full RPL & Gap train Fee – $8495.00
  • RPL Per unit – $650

Payment Options are available for this

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    Variation Title Price Quantity
    RPL & Gap train Fee $ 8495.00
    Per unit $ 650

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