• Locations
    Lithgow | Newcastle | Woonona | Onsite
  • Cost
    $670 per module
  • Practical training component
  • Accreditation

(RII40415) Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations

Course overview

Our Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations (RII40415) reflects the role of mining supervisors and team leaders in an underground coal mine.

This course prepares you to take on the more senior responsibilities of managing teams, implementing risk management systems and applying statutory requirements.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations (RII40415).

Thirteen units, made up of core and electives, are required for this qualification, and we offer the following:


  • RIIERR402D Apply and monitor underground coal mine emergency preparedness and response systems
  • RIIMCU403D Apply and monitor gas management plan
  • RIIMCU407D Apply and monitor the strata management plan
  • RIIMCU408D Apply the spontaneous combustion management plan
  • RIIMEX406D Apply and monitor mine transport system and production equipment
  • RIIRAI401D Apply and monitor mine services and infrastructure systems
  • RIIRIS402D Carry out the risk management processes
  • RIIUND401D Apply and monitor the ventilation management plan
  • RIIMCU404E Apply and monitor the gas drainage management plan
  • RIIBLA302D Conduct shotfiring operations in underground coal mines; or
  • RIIBLA202E Support underground shotfiring operations


  • RIICOM301D Communicate information
  • RIIMCU405D Apply and monitor the outburst management plan
  • RIIMCU406D Apply and monitor the inrush management plan

After completing this course, participants may choose to continue their studies by undertaking the Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management (RII50915). The Diploma aims to prepare participants for a role as a Mining Supervisor (Undermanager).


26 days (units conducted over 12 month period)

Entry requirements

No formal previous learning is required for this course. However, it is an expectation that participants have experience working in an underground coal mine environment.

Additional information

If you believe you already hold some or all of the skills, knowledge and/or experience for this course, you may be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

We encourage you to read our Student Handbook and RPL/Credit Transfer Handbook prior to enrolment.

For further information, or to book your course, contact your local Mines Rescue Station.

Mines Rescue Pty Limited RTO ID 90508

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Maintenance of Competence

This program is under review and a new course will be launched soon. For further details or to register your interest, please email us at [email protected] or call 02 4286 5499.

"I would certainly recommend Mines Rescue Deputy Courses to anybody wishing to maximise their exposure to quality trainers/mentors throughout the course. Managers, Undermanager's, highly regarded consultants, pioneers of gas drainage in Australia constituted the level of exposure I was lucky enough to experience throughout the course. The optional tutorial mid-month proved to be an excellent opportunity to address any further questions you may require answered and for the curious it didn't matter how deep you wanted to go, you left with an understanding of the subject. Certainly a very professional course from the modules to the written and oral exams with excellent resources, training, mentorship and support in a very modern facility."
Laurie Cohen, WE/NS Deputy