Certificate II in Underground Metalliferous Mining

This qualification reflects the role of individuals, such as an operator working in an underground metalliferous mine, who perform a range of mainly routine tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context, working under direct supervision.


Requirements for completion of the qualification

The following table provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.

Successful completion of ten (10) units of competency made up of:

five (5) Core units, and

five (5) elective units of which:

at least three (3) must come from the Group A electives listed below

up to two (2) from the Group B electives listed below

up to one (1) unit may come from AQF level II or III in this, or any other Training Package.

Units of competency chosen must be relevant to the competency requirements.

Care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified within imported units, or units chosen as electives, are complied with.

Core units of competency

Unit code

Unit title

add topic BSBSUS201A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic RIICOM201A

Communicate in the workplace

add topic RIIOHS201A

Work safely and follow OHS policies and procedues

add topic RIIQUA201A

Maintain and monitor site quality standards

add topic RIIRIS201B

Conduct local risk control

Group A electives

Unit code

Unit title

add topic BSBWOR203A

Work effectively with others

add topic RIIBEF202A

Identify and rectify site operating problems

add topic RIIBLA201A

Support shotfiring operations

add topic RIIBLA205A

Store, handle and transport explosives

add topic RIIMPO201A

Operate roller/compactor underground

add topic RIIMPO202A

Undertake towing underground


Conduct underground load, haul and dump operations

add topic RIIMPO210A

Conduct underground truck operations

add topic RIIPEO201B

Conduct conveyor operations

add topic RIISAM203B

Use hand and power tools

add topic RIISAM205A

Cut, weld and bend materials

add topic RIISRM302B

Conduct stockpile reclaiming operations

add topic RIIUMM201A

Install ground support

add topic RIIUMM202A

Install and maintain vent

add topic RIIUMM203A

Prepare and perform manual scaling operations

add topic RIIUMM301A

Conduct wet filling activities

add topic RIIUMM305A

Install and remove a secondary fan

add topic RIIUND201A

Install, maintain and recover reticulation systems

add topic RIIUND202A

Operate from elevated work platform underground


Apply shot-crete underground

add topic RIIUND204A

Refuel vehicles/machines underground

add topic RIIUND208A

Conduct skip operations

add topic RIIUND209A

Operate automated winder

add topic RIIUND302A

Conduct cage operations

add topic RIIVEH203B

Operate light vehicle underground

add topic RIIWMG202A

Conduct dewatering operations in underground mining operations

Group B electives

Unit code

Unit title

add topic HLTFA301B

Apply first aid

add topic RIIBEF201B

Plan and organise work

add topic RIIBLA202A

Support underground shotfiring operations

add topic RIIBLA203B

Conduct mobile mixing of explosives

add topic RIIERR203B

Escape from a hazardous situation unaided

add topic RIIERR205A

Apply initial response First Aid

add topic RIIENV202A

Suppress airborne contaminants

add topic RIIHAN201A

Operate a forklift

add topic RIIHAN203A

Conduct lifting operations

add topic RIIHAN206A

Transport plant, equipment and personnel

add topic RIIHAN207A

Operate personnel and materials hoists

add topic RIIHAN208A

Perform dogging

add topic RIIHAN209A

Perform basic rigging

add topic RIIHAN210A

Perform intermediate rigging operations

add topic RIIHAN212A

Conduct non-slewing crane operations

add topic RIIHAN305A

Operate a gantry or overhead crane

add topic RIIMPO332A

Conduct operations with skid steer loader

add topic RIIOHS202A

Enter and work in confined spaces

add topic RIIOHS204A

Work safely at heights

add topic RIISAM202A

Isolate and access plant

add topic RIISAM207A

Apply operational maintenance skills

add topic RIISAM212A

Service mine plant and equipment

add topic RIISAM301A

Test operational functions of vehicles and equipment

add topic RIIVEH306A

Operate mine service vehicle


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

The following table includes a summary of the employability skills as identified by the resources and infrastructure industry for this qualification. The table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes required here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


speak clearly and directly

listen carefully to instructions and information

read and interpret work instructions and safety signs

calculate basic weights, distances and volumes

complete incident and maintenance reports


apply teamwork in a range of situations, particularly in a safety context

contribute to the planning and execution of operations

work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race, religion or political persuasion


adjust work methods in response to changing weather and site conditions

participate in team solutions to safety issues

Initiative and enterprise

independently adapt to changing work conditions or different work areas

identify potential improvements to working practice and conditions

identify and assess risks in the workplace

Planning and organising

manage time and priorities to complete work

identify and obtain appropriate equipment and permits

identify potential hazards and prepare appropriate responses

follow procedures and techniques relevant to the equipment and work being done


take responsibility for planning and organising own work priorities and completing assigned tasks

monitor own performance to ensure work will be completed well and on time

understand the standard of work expected at a work site


be willing to learn new ways of working

seek information to improve performance from people and workplace documents like policies, procedures etc

understand equipment characteristics, technical capabilities, limitations and procedures


use technology to monitor and report on work progress

use communications technology appropriate to the workplace (email, mobile, radio, etc)

operate equipment safely