The Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner) is a mandatory qualification for people who don’t have a Bachelor of Mining Engineering through an Australian university but want to perform the role of Open Cut Examiner (OCE) at a surface coal mine or open cut coal mine site.
This qualification will give you skills to manage a broad range of, day-to-day, operational mining activities as well as handle in-depth issues and problems.
You will gain skills in:
initiative and enterprise
leadership and teamwork
planning and organising
This qualification supersedes RII40215 Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner) and RII40213 Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner).
To complete the qualification you must complete 14 units.
Our programs offer seven, two day, workshops held every two weeks, covering 12 of the 14 units.
The final two elective units are completed by RPL and workplace evidence – you choose based on your experience as an operator. Choose one from Dragline, Shovel & Excavator.
The course requirements stipulate that candidates must have at least two (2) equipment skills. One equipment skill must come from Table A. The second skill can come from any of Table A, B, or C as per the packaging rules for the qualification.
Conduct hydraulic excavator operations
Conduct hydraulic shovel operations
Conduct rope shovel operations
Conduct dragline operations
Conduct blast hole drilling operations
Conduct wheel loader operations
Conduct tracked dozer operations
Conduct grader operations
Conduct scraper operations
Conduct belly dump truck operations
Conduct articulated haul truck operations
Conduct haul truck operations
August – November 2021 – Newcastle
September – December 2021 – Newcastle
Consider OCE Examination Mentoring
Forsythes Training also offers expert mentoring to help participants to pass with flying colours. Click on the link below to see the mentoring options.
People wanting to work as an Open Cut Examiner (OCE), or a Mine Supervisor. You need to have at least one year’s mining experience using at least two mobile plant pieces of equipment to enroll in this course
An OCE is responsible for ensuring a safe work environment by applying the safety and health management system in and around work areas of surface excavation, including monitoring the quantity and quality of output, supervising others, and applying solutions to non-routine problems.
The process to gain a Certificate of Competence to be an OCE varies between Australian states and territories. In NSW, you need to complete this course (or a Bachelor of Mining Engineering), have minimum industry experience, and pass both an additional written and oral examination. Read this guide from the resources regulator for more information.
We also offer mentoring for the OCE written and oral examinations (fees apply)
Our lead trainer has more than 35 years’ experience as an engineer and manager in the mining sector. He has both a NSW Open Cut Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency and a NSW Open Cut Examiner’s Certificate of Competency.
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If there is anything in the handbook where you require further clarification, please do not hesitate to call Forsythes Training on 02 4708 9593 and one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you.
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