Conduct underground search

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver RIIERR306A, 'Conduct underground search'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan underground search

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to conducting searches in underground metalliferous mines

1.2. Receive and analyse information and clarify factors to be considered in the search plan

1.3. Identify, liaise and clarify roles with relevant external agencies which may be called upon to assist with the search

1.4. Develop a workable search plan and contingency plans in consultation with external agencies and mine operational personnel

1.5. Identify and access equipment required for the search operation

1.6. Select personal protective equipment appropriate for search activities

1.7. Document search strategy and plot search patterns and routes on mine plan

2. Conduct search

2.1. Define possible and probable search areas based on mine configuration and personal/work factors

2.2. Conduct risk assessment to identify the risks to the search party, and identify the necessary controls according to site procedures and legislative requirements

2.3. Make sure search period/area does not exceed air/oxygen working duration and search personnel fitness

2.4. Establish and maintain communications procedures and protocols

2.5. Conduct search methodically using appropriate, recommended pattern and techniques

2.6. Manoeuvre hostile ground using standard equipment, techniques and procedures

2.7. Maintain physical contact with other search team members at all times during the search

2.8. Mark route to allow safe egress from mine or allow location of search team by back-up team if necessary

3. Manage unplanned event or change in circumstances

3.1. Evaluate the unplanned event and changes in circumstances

3.2. Identify, implement and monitor procedures to deal with the event

3.3. Communicate details of the event or changes in circumstances to Incident Control for advice on actions to be taken

3.4. Communicate requests for further assistance or advice of withdrawal

4. Finalise search

4.1. Negotiate the conclusion of the search in consultation with external agencies and mine operational personnel

4.2. Collect and preserve all relevant information

4.3. Debrief with relevant personnel

4.4. Complete all required reports

4.5. Review search operation and recommend improvements