EDUCATION UPDATE (Issue 22)

By on July 14, 2005

Certificate II in Extractive Industries

The CMPA has been working towards the development of reference materials and facilitating training courses for the units available in Certificate II for it’s Members and the industry as a whole. It is as a facilitator that the CMPA has established partnerships with a wide selection of providers and will work in partnership with them to ensure a consistently high standard of training.

To achieve the Certificate II in Extractive Industries Operations, the successful completion of eight units of competency is required, consisting of the mandatory unit of Work Safely and seven elective units.

The CMPA is proud to be able to facilitate the following seven units which it can assure Members have involved the input of all sections of the industry during their development phases.

Work Safely Training

The Work Safely training is the first unit to be undertaken in the Certificate II in Extractive Industries Training Package. It is essential for all persons who work in a quarry site without complete supervision. This unit covers the requirements to satisfy safe work practices, including assessing and identifying site safety procedures, applying personal and operational safety measures, maintaining personal well-being and identifying and reporting incidents and issues. Please note there is a provision for a conversion to
Red Card at the completion of the course.

Conduct Local Risk Control / Communicate in the Workplace

These courses provide attendees with a further two units of the Certificate II in Extractive Industries Operations. The unit Conduct Local Risk Control covers the skills and knowledge required to apply basic risk control processes at a work site. It includes the identification of hazards, assessing risk, identifying unacceptable risk, identifying/analysing and implementing standard risk treatments, completing records and reports. The second unit, Communicate in the Workplace, covers the identification, assessment and use of communication systems by an individual on site.

Perform Basic Cutting and Welding

This course is lead by the staff of Quantec Solutions and consists of practical training in the area of basic cutting and welding in the quarry. Attendees will learn how to undertake operations such as preparing screen cloths, welding guards and hard facing loader teeth. The course also covers the safety and theory involved in oxy cutting and arc/mig/tig welding procedures. The course provides attendees with a further unit from the Certificate II in Extractive Industries Operations training package and would be of benefit to anyone on site who may need to repair a guard or other such minor tasks.

Service and Handover

This unit will cover the scheduled servicing of a wheel loader and its operations and use on a quarry site as part of the roles of carrying out the testing, maintenance, servicing, delivery, demonstration and handover of the machine. This unit does not cover the operation of the wheel loader in production, stockpiling and loading of bulk materials. This course will be conducted by the specialist trainers of the CAT Institute and, although focusing on CAT machinery, will cover principles that can be applied to any brand of equipment.

Contribute to Site Quality Outcomes

This unit covers the planning, preparation and application of site quality systems by an individual on a work site. It includes planning and preparing for quality outcomes and applying quality systems to individual work activities. The main elements include areas such as accessing, interpreting and clarifying the relevant quality procedures, identification of performance indicators, preparation of work plans and quality standards, monitoring, adjusting and reporting progress, communication and documentation.

Operate a Personal Computer

This unit defines the competency required to start up, identify and select icons, correctly navigate and organise the desktop environment and use a range of functions. This unit of competence is a fundamental skill required for using IT in any environment. The major elements include starting up the computer and accessing basic system information and features, navigating and manipulating the desktop environment, organising basic directory and folder structures, organise files for user and/or organisational requirements, printing information and correct shut down procedures.

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