RII50915 Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
Course overview

Our Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management reflects the role of Production Managers or Undermanagers who work in an underground coal mine.

This course provides you with the managerial, planning and technical skills to be able to successfully operate with a high level of autonomy in these senior positions.

Participants will be required to demonstrate a broad range of knowledge such as:

  • Planning and determining the selection of equipment/roles/techniques
  • Implementation of safety management plans

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management (RII50915).

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


  • RIIERR501D Implement underground coal mine emergency preparedness and response systems
  • RIIMCU501D Implement the spontaneous combustion management plan
  • RIIMCU502D Implement the gas management plan
  • RIIMCU505D Implement the inrush management plan
  • RIIMCU506D Implement strata management plan
  • RIIRAI501D Implement mine transport and production equipment
  • RIIRAI503D Implement site services and infrastructure systems
  • RIIRIS402D Carry out the risk management processes
  • RIIUND501D Implement the ventilation management plan
  • RIIBLA202E Support underground shotfiring operations; or
  • RIIBLA302D Conduct shotfiring operations in underground coal mines


  • RIICOM301D Communicate information
  • RIIMCU504D Implement the outburst management plan
  • RIIMCU503D Implement the gas drainage management plan

24 days

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

Successful completion of this course allows the participant to sit for the Part B written section of the Coal Competency Board’s second Class Certificate of Competency (Undermanagers) examination.

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

"After spending 14 years in the coal mining industry as an operator I decided that I wanted to move forward, I wanted to achieve more, challenge myself. Mines Rescue provided a sound and informative lecturing process run by actual industry trained professional facilitators, demonstrating with PowerPoint presentations, study materials and assignment guides. The specialised in-house trained staff, experienced in the many facets of underground mining operations, set up simulated mine scenarios such as inrush and outburst training, emergency preparedness and response, shot firing arrangements and risk assessment requirements, just to mention a few. I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to the staff at Mines Rescue, for without their dedication towards professionalism their far reaching experience and limitless assistance I would not have been able to complete these courses. I could without hesitation heartily recommend to anyone."
Peter Dowdell, Explosive Risk Zone Controller (ERZ)