RII20413 - Certificate II in Underground Metalliferous Mining

Recognise your experience

If you already have industry experience, then utilising Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to turn your existing skills into a nationally recognised qualification is an ideal way of achieving industry accreditation while broadening your career opportunities.

As this is not a course, you do not need to complete the units listed below. Instead, you simply need to prove that you’re competent in the units shown. Our Facilitators will help make this process as easy and smooth as possible for you. 

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

  • Resume/CV
  • References
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Portfolio/work samples
  • Photographic and video evidence
  • Education, training and qualifications
  • Job Description
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

Requirements for completion of the qualification

The following 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 be chosen come from group A
  • up to two (2) may be chosen from group B and/or group C
  • up to one (1) unit may be chosen from Certificate II or Certificate III level from this, or any other Training Package or accredited course.

Units chosen must be relevant to the job function.

There are both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. To be appointed under any statutory requirements in related roles, units of competency should be selected to meet the state/territory licensing requirements.

There are no prerequisites to imported units listed in this qualification. Where a unit is imported as an elective care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified are complied with.

Core units of competency

Unit code 

Unit title 


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Communicate in the workplace


Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedues


Maintain and monitor site quality standards


Conduct local risk control


Group A

Unit code 

Unit title 


Work effectively with others


Identify and rectify site operating problems


Support shotfiring operations


Store, handle and transport explosives


Operate roller/compactor underground


Undertake towing underground


Conduct underground load, haul and dump operations


Conduct underground truck operations


Conduct conveyor operations


Operate light vehicle underground


Cut, weld and bend materials


Conduct stockpile reclaiming operations


Install ground support


Install and maintain vent


Prepare and perform manual scaling operations


Conduct wet filling activities


Install and remove a secondary fan


Install, maintain and recover reticulation systems


Operate from elevated work platform underground


Apply shot-crete underground


Refuel vehicles/machines underground


Conduct skip operations


Operate automated winder


Conduct cage operations


Operate light vehicle underground


Conduct dewatering operations in underground mining operations

Group B

Unit code 

Unit title 


Provide first aid


Plan and organise work


Support underground shotfiring operations


Conduct mobile mixing of explosives


Escape from a hazardous situation unaided


Apply initial response first aid


Suppress airborne contaminants


Operate a forklift


Conduct lifting operations


Transport plant, equipment and personnel


Operate personnel and materials hoists


Perform dogging


Perform basic rigging


Perform intermediate rigging operations


Conduct non-slewing crane operations


Operate a gantry or overhead crane


Conduct skid steer loader operations using attachments


Conduct skid steer loader operations without attachments


Enter and work in confined spaces


Work safely at heights


Respond to site based spills


Isolate and access plant


Apply operational maintenance skills


Service mine plant and equipment


Test operational functions of vehicles and equipment


Operate mine service vehicle

Group C

Unit Code 

Unit Title 


Licence to perform dogging


Licence to perform rigging basic level


Licence to perform rigging intermediate level


Licence to operate a forklift truck


Licence to operate a bridge and gantry train


Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)

There are no entry requirements for this Qualification.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the qualification.

Visit Get Qualified Australia’s Trade Licensing page for more information surrounding licensing

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