Advanced Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management

The Advanced Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management covers the role of mine managers who perform tasks that are broad, specialised, complex and technical and include strategic areas and initiating activities. They are required to demonstrate self-directed application of theoretical and technical knowledge and initiate solutions to technical problems or management requirements.


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 twelve (12) units of competency made up of:

ten (10) Core units, and

two (2) Group A elective units

Units of competency chosen must be relevant to the competency requirements for the job function.

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 RIIERR602A

Establish and maintain underground coal mine emergency preparedness and response systems

add topic RIIMCU601A

Establish and maintain the spontaneous combustion management plan

add topic RIIMCU602A

Establish and maintain the gas management system

add topic RIIMCU605A

Establish and maintain the inrush management plan

add topic RIIMCU606A

Establish and maintain the mining method and strata management systems

add topic RIIRAI603A

Establish and maintain mine transport systems and production equipment

add topic RIIRAI604A

Establish and maintain mine services and infrastructure systems

add topic RIIRIS601A

Establish and maintain the risk management system

add topic RIIUND601A

Establish and maintain the ventilation management system

add topic RIIBLA202B

Support underground shotfiring operations


add topic RIIBLA302A

Conduct shotfiring operations in underground coal mines

Group A electives

Unit code

Unit title

add topic BSBFIM501A

Manage budgets and financial plans

add topic BSBINM601A

Manage knowledge and information

add topic BSBMGT605B

Provide leadership across the organisation

add topic BSBMGT608B

Manage innovation and continuous improvement

add topic BSBMGT616A

Develop and implement strategic plans

add topic BSBMGT617A

Develop and implement a business plan

add topic BSBPMG609A

Direct procurement and contracting for a project program

add topic RIIBEF601A

Conduct business negotiations

add topic RIIENV601A

Establish and maintain the environmental management system

add topic RIIGOV601A

Establish, maintain and develop a statutory compliance management system

add topic RIIMCU603A

Establish and maintain the gas drainage management plan

add topic RIIMCU604A

Establish and maintain the outburst management plan

add topic RIIOHS601A

Establish and maintain the occupational health and safety management system

add topic RIIOHS602A

Incorporate health and hygiene factors into mine management

add topic RIIUND603A

Manage, operate and maintain the mine ventilation system


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

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:


provide clear and direct feedback

listen carefully to instructions and information

read and interpret project plans and safety signs

calculate basic weights, distances and volumes

complete accurate work plans, technical reports, risk assessments, etc

negotiate solutions to customer and workplace based issues

negotiate project details with clients

network with other professionals working in the same field


plan and lead team performance and operations

coordinate project activities and timelines with clients

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

provide feedback and advice to staff

lead site-wide planning and coordination activities


re-allocate staff and resources in response to changing weather, site conditions and priorities

manage staff to solve problems and coordinate individual responsibilities and activities

work cooperatively with clients to resolve contract and operational issues

manage the ongoing review and adjustment of operations against performance indicators and project milestones

Initiative and enterprise

act independently to identify potential improvements to working practice and conditions

identify and take steps to resolve risks in the workplace

encourage the exploration and application of innovative approaches to improve on operational performance

Planning and organising

manage and coordinate time and priorities for self and team

identify and obtain appropriate personnel and resources for work

ensure that risks are assessed and appropriate emergency plans are in place

ensure that project planning incorporates the possibility of adapting to future changes


take responsibility for ensuring team targets and goals are achieved

understand the standard of work expected at the work site

proactively manage team performance

develop trust and confidence in staff and customers


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

lead change and continuous improvement processes

manage learning and development plans

prepare and lead formal or informal training sessions


apply a range of basic IT skills in monitoring and reporting on systems

operate equipment safely and according to manufacturer and workplace guidelines

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

computer technology is used to monitor and communicate project status

use IT to create documents and maintain records of work activities