CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENAR12013 Mine Planning and Design
Mine Planning and Design
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General Information

Overview

In this unit knowledge and skills will be developed to determine optimum pit limits, bench geometry, haul road design, slope stability and equipment selection for surface mining operations. While for underground mining students will learn to determine suitable access to orebodies, mining methods, level spacings, material handling systems, ground support methods, and ventilation systems. Australian mining laws are reviewed to assess their impact on the mine planning and design processes for coal and metalliferous mining in surface and underground mining operations. Students will also determine the constraints between different mining activities that will impact on mine scheduling. They will use forums, reflective journals and workbooks to demonstrate an effective and professional level of teamwork, communication and support for collaborative peer group learning.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2020

Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 35%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 45%
4. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
5. Portfolio
Weighting: Pass/Fail

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Discussions with students.

Feedback

Students found the field trip to Hail Creek Mine Site particularly relevant.

Recommendation

Arrange similar field trip for next delivery of unit.

Feedback from Have your say.

Feedback

Students did not complete evaluations.

Recommendation

Encourage students to complete evaluations and provide feedback on unit.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Analyse mining phases from exploration to mine closure to determine the impact of mine planning and design on the safety, productivity and success of a mining operation.
  2. Outline the acts and regulations associated with Australian Law that impact on mine planning and design for surface, underground, coal and metalliferous mining.
  3. Determine the optimum pit limits, bench geometry, haul road design, slope stability and equipment selection for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring surface mining operations.
  4. Determine suitable orebody access, mining method, level spacing, material handling, ground support, and ventilation for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring underground mining.
  5. Deduce the constraints associated with scheduling the development and production of an underground mining operation.
  6. Demonstrate an effective and professional level of teamwork, communication and support for collaborative peer group learning through the use of forums, reflective journals and workbooks.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 35%
3 - Written Assessment - 45%
4 - Practical and Written Assessment - 0%
5 - Portfolio - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 35%
3 - Written Assessment - 45%
4 - Practical and Written Assessment - 0%
5 - Portfolio - 0%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Zoom capacity (web cam and microphone)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Brendan Donnelly Unit Coordinator
b.donnelly@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 13 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

1. Prospecting, exploration and mine development

Chapter

Reading list available in Moodle

Unit Notes (Available in Moodle)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial: Introduction to Moodle unit page.

Week 2 Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

2. Mine feasibility, and land acquisition

Chapter

Reading list available in Moodle

Unit Notes (Available in Moodle)

Coal Mining Act

Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act

Environmental Protection Act

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial: How to access Queensland mining legislation.

Week 3 Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

3. Orebody Description

Chapter

Reading list available in Moodle

Unit Notes (Available in Moodle)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial: Mine planning and design

Week 4 Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

4. Open pit planning and design

Chapter

Reading list available in Moodle

Unit Notes (Available in Moodle)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial: Mine planning and design.


Written Assessment Due: Week 4 Friday (7 Aug 2020) 11:00 pm AEST
Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

5. Production planning and scheduling

Chapter

Reading list available in Moodle

Unit Notes (Available in Moodle)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial: Assignment 1 Feedback.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Due to COVID 19 the Residential School will be replaced by an on-line mine design tutorial. 


Practical and Written Assessment Due: Vacation Week Friday (21 Aug 2020) 11:00 pm AEST
Week 6 Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

6. Equipment and systems selection

Chapter

Reading list available in Moodle

Unit notes (Available in Moodle)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

7. Strip mine design and rehabilitation

Chapter

Reading list available in Moodle

Unit notes (Available in Moodle)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

8. Underground mine access

Chapter

Reading list available in Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Assessment Due: Week 8 Friday (11 Sep 2020) 11:00 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

9. Underground mining methods

Chapter

Reading list available in Moodle

Unit Notes (Available in Moodle)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

10. Underground mining services and ventilation

Chapter

Reading list available in Moodle

Unit Notes (Available in Moodle)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

11. Quality control, safety and legislation

Chapter

Unit Notes (Available in Moodle)

Coal Mining Act

Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act

Environmental Protection Act

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

12. Developments in mine planning and design

Chapter

Reading list available in Moodle

Unit Notes (Available in Moodle)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Assessment Due: Review/Exam Week Monday (12 Oct 2020) 8:00 am AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 19 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment

Task Description

This assessment is designed to strengthen your understanding of mining phases and mining legislation. You will need to carefully review the material provided in the textbook and to answer the questions in the assignment.This assessment will cover material detailed in weeks 1 to 3 of the unit.

To successfully complete this assignment you will need to:

  • review the detailed assignment questions found in moodle
  • attend online tutorials
  • review relevant literature (textbooks, websites, etc) to gain a broad understanding of mining phases and mining legislation.
  • research the primary literature to locate relevant current primary sources (scientific journal articles written in the last 10 years)
  • complete the assignment questions in your own words making effective use of the sources of information

Students are expected to reference all sources of information included in their answers using the Harvard referencing style guide.

Assessment Submission

Note that submission is a three-stage process of (i) uploading the file(s) (ii) saving the file(s) and then (iii) submitting the saved file(s) for marking. Please use the 'Upload files' button to select and upload your file(s) for this assessment. You must then click the 'Save changes' button after you’ve uploaded the file(s) to ensure they are added to your draft submission.

Note that, once uploaded and saved, all compatible files will be sent to Turnitin.com for originality checking. If you wait after uploading your draft submission, you can return and check the Turnitin similarity report for your uploaded file(s) to see whether you want to submit them for marking, or whether you want to delete the file(s), revise and resubmit.

Please note, when viewing any feedback files for your submission, it is strongly recommended you use appropriate and compatible software applications which correctly open the type of file provided. This will ensure feedback content is displayed as intended.

General rules:

1. Students need to follow the file naming protocol:

  • Student Number_Student Name (first name, then surname)_Year_Assessment Item_Unit Code_Campus
  • Example: S124455333_JohnCitizen_2013_Ass1_MUS11185_DIST
  • Your file will need to be resubmitted if it is not correctly named.

2. Students need to submit a single pdf file.

  • Non-PDF formatted files will not be accepted.

3. Only individual submissions (not group submissions) are allowed.

4. Access to the uploading link closes at the scheduled submission time.

  • No submissions will be accepted after the due date and hour unless a student is granted an extension from the unit co-ordinator prior to the date of the submission.


Assessment Due Date

Week 4 Friday (7 Aug 2020) 11:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 6 Friday (28 Aug 2020)

Within two weeks of submission.


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
45%

Assessment Criteria

Your assignment will include a cover page showing unit code and name, student name and number, date, assignment number, lecturer, and university. The cover page should also include an interesting picture related to the assignment. (Cite the source of the picture). Include a correctly formatted contents page. State the assignment question at the beginning of each answer to give your answers context. Include a reference list at the end of the assignment. Include page headers and footers on the pages of the assignment.

Ensure formula and working are shown in sufficient detail to clearly explain how the answer was derived. Clearly state the meaning of any symbols used in formulas. Include screenshots of the spreadsheet in your answers where necessary. Label the screenshots as figures within the text of your answer. Ensure formulae are included in the spreadsheets so that different values can be entered to check the sensitivity of the answers. Formulae included in the spreadsheet need to be accessible for marking. Answers should show correct units of measurement eg. (m, MN, m2, tonnes, m3, oC, etc). Where appropriate, include clearly labelled diagrams detailing such things as,

  • the dimensions of equipment and excavations
  • angles of slopes,
  • coal thickness and overburden dimensions
  • shape and size of underground openings
  • geometry of samples

For descriptive answers, ensure photographs, pictures and diagrams are correctly labelled and introduced within the text of the answer. Use mining terminology correctly.

Research reliable sources of information such as journal papers and textbooks. Correctly cite and reference sources of information using the Harvard referencing style guide with a list of references at the end of the assignment.

Marks will be assigned according to the relevance and correctness of answers. Marks will also be assigned for using clear, coherent sentences and language.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse mining phases from exploration to mine closure to determine the impact of mine planning and design on the safety, productivity and success of a mining operation.
  • Outline the acts and regulations associated with Australian Law that impact on mine planning and design for surface, underground, coal and metalliferous mining.
  • Determine the optimum pit limits, bench geometry, haul road design, slope stability and equipment selection for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring surface mining operations.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment

Task Description

This assessment is designed to strengthen your understanding of open pit mine planning and design. You will need to carefully review the material provided in the textbook and to answer the questions in the assignment.This assignment will cover material detailed in weeks 4 to 7 of the unit.

To successfully complete this assignment you will need to:

  • review the detailed assignment questions found in moodle
  • attend on-line tutorials
  • review relevant literature (textbooks, websites, etc) to gain a broad understanding of open pit mine planning and design
  • research the primary literature to locate relevant current primary sources (scientific journal articles written in the last 10 years)
  • complete the assignment questions in your own words making effective use of the sources of information

Students are expected to reference all sources of information included in their answers.

Assessment Submission

Note that submission is a three-stage process of (i) uploading the file(s) (ii) saving the file(s) and then (iii) submitting the saved file(s) for marking. Please use the 'Upload files' button to select and upload your file(s) for this assessment. You must then click the 'Save changes' button after you’ve uploaded the file(s) to ensure they are added to your draft submission.

Note that, once uploaded and saved, all compatible files will be sent to Turnitin.com for originality checking. If you wait for half an hour or so after uploading your draft submission, you can return and check the Turnitin similarity report for your uploaded file(s) to see whether you want to submit them for marking, or whether you want to delete the file(s), revise and resubmit.

Please note, when viewing any feedback files for your submission, it is strongly recommended you use appropriate/compatible software applications which correctly open the type of file provided. This will ensure feedback content is displayed as intended.

General rules:

1. Students need to follow the file naming protocol:

  • Student Number_Student Name (first name, then surname)_Year_Assessment Item_Unit Code_Campus
  • Example: S124455333_JohnCitizen_2013_Ass1_MUS11185_DIST
  • Your file will need to be resubmitted if it is not correctly named.

2. Students need to submit a single pdf file.

  • Non-PDF formatted files will not be accepted.

3. Only individual submissions (not group submissions) are allowed.

4. Access to the uploading link closes at the scheduled submission time.

  • No submissions will be accepted after the due date and hour unless a student is granted an extension from the unit co-ordinator prior to the date of the submission.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Friday (11 Sep 2020) 11:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Friday (2 Oct 2020)

Within two weeks of submission.


Weighting
35%

Minimum mark or grade
45%

Assessment Criteria

Your assignment will include a cover page showing unit code and name, student name and number, date, assignment number, lecturer, and university. An interesting picture related to the assignment work would also be appreciated. State the assignment question at the beginning of each answer to give your answers context.

Ensure formulae and workings are shown in sufficient detail to clearly explain how the answer was derived. Ensure formulae are included in the spreadsheets so that different values can be entered to check the sensitivity of the answers. Formulae included in the spreadsheet need to be accessible for marking. Answers should show correct units of measurement eg. (m, MN, m2, tonnes, m3, oC, etc). Where appropriate, include clearly labelled diagrams detailing such things as,

  • the dimensions of equipment and excavations
  • angles of slopes,
  • coal thickness and overburden dimensions
  • shape and size of underground openings
  • geometry of samples

For descriptive answers, ensure photographs, pictures and diagrams are correctly labelled and introduced within the text of the answer. Use mining terminology correctly.

Ensure research is from reliable sources of information such as journal papers and textbooks. Correctly cite and reference sources of information using the CQU Harvard referencing style guide. Include a list of references at the end of the assignment.

Ensure answers contain relevant and correct information and use clear, coherent sentences and language.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Outline the acts and regulations associated with Australian Law that impact on mine planning and design for surface, underground, coal and metalliferous mining.
  • Determine the optimum pit limits, bench geometry, haul road design, slope stability and equipment selection for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring surface mining operations.
  • Determine suitable orebody access, mining method, level spacing, material handling, ground support, and ventilation for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring underground mining.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment

Task Description

This assessment is designed to strengthen your understanding of underground mine planning and design. You will need to carefully review the material provided in the textbook and to answer the questions in the assignment.This assessment will cover material detailed in weeks 8 to 12 of the unit.

To successfully complete this assignment you will need to:

  • review the detailed assignment questions found in Moodle
  • attend on-line tutorials
  • review relevant literature (textbooks, websites, etc) to gain a broad understanding of underground mine planning and design.
  • research the primary literature to locate relevant current primary sources (scientific journal articles written in the last 10 years)
  • complete the assignment questions in your own words making effective use of the sources of information

Students are expected to reference all sources of information included in their answers.

Assessment Submission

Note that submission is a three-stage process of (i) uploading the file(s) (ii) saving the file(s) and then (iii) submitting the saved file(s) for marking. Please use the 'Upload files' button to select and upload your file(s) for this assessment. You must then click the 'Save changes' button after you’ve uploaded the file(s) to ensure they are added to your draft submission.

Note that, once uploaded and saved, all compatible files will be sent to Turnitin.com for originality checking. If you wait for half an hour or so after uploading your draft submission, you can return and check the Turnitin similarity report for your uploaded file(s) to see whether you want to submit them for marking, or whether you want to delete the file(s), revise and resubmit.

Please note, when viewing any feedback files for your submission, it is strongly recommended you use appropriate/compatible software applications which correctly open the type of file provided. This will ensure feedback content is displayed as intended.

General rules:

1. Students need to follow the file naming protocol:

  • Student Number_Student Name (first name, then surname)_Year_Assessment Item_Unit Code_Campus
  • Example: S124455333_JohnCitizen_2013_Ass1_MUS11185_DIST
  • Your file will need to be resubmitted if it is not correctly named.

2. Students need to submit a single pdf file.

  • Non-PDF formatted files will not be accepted.

3. Only individual submissions (not group submissions) are allowed.

4. Access to the uploading link closes at the scheduled submission time.

  • No submissions will be accepted after the due date and hour unless a student is granted an extension from the course co-ordinator prior to the date of the submission


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Monday (12 Oct 2020) 8:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (23 Oct 2020)

Within 2 weeks of receipt of assignment.


Weighting
45%

Minimum mark or grade
45%

Assessment Criteria

Your assignment will include a Cover Page showing unit code and name, student name and number, date, assignment number, lecturer, and university. Include an interesting picture related to the assignment work on the cover page. Cite the source of the picture. State the assignment question at the beginning of each answer to give your answers context.

Ensure formulae and workings are shown in sufficient detail to clearly explain how the answer was derived. Ensure formulae are included in the spreadsheets so that different values can be entered to check the sensitivity of the answers. Formulae included in the spreadsheet need to be accessible for marking. Answers should show correct units of measurement eg. (m, MN, m2, tonnes, m3, oC, etc). Where appropriate, include clearly labelled diagrams detailing such things as,

  • the dimensions of equipment and excavations
  • angles of slopes,
  • coal thickness and overburden dimensions
  • shape and size of underground openings
  • geometry of samples

For descriptive answers, ensure photographs, pictures and diagrams are correctly labelled and referred to within the text of the answer. Use mining terminology correctly.

Ensure research is from reliable sources of information such as journal papers and textbooks. Correctly cite and reference sources of information using the CQU Harvard referencing style guide. Include a list of references at the end of the assignment.

Ensure answers contain relevant and correct information and use clear, coherent sentences and language.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Outline the acts and regulations associated with Australian Law that impact on mine planning and design for surface, underground, coal and metalliferous mining.
  • Determine suitable orebody access, mining method, level spacing, material handling, ground support, and ventilation for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring underground mining.
  • Deduce the constraints associated with scheduling the development and production of an underground mining operation.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

4 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical and Written Assessment

Task Description

During the on-line design tutorial students will be required to work in teams to complete a report that captures the major learning objectives of the tutorial. 

Assessment Submission

Note that submission is a three-stage process of (i) uploading the file(s) (ii) saving the file(s) and then (iii) submitting the saved file(s) for marking. Please use the 'Upload files' button to select and upload your file(s) for this assessment. You must then click the 'Save changes' button after you’ve uploaded the file(s) to ensure they are added to your draft submission.

Note that, once uploaded and saved, all compatible files will be sent to Turnitin.com for originality checking. If you wait for half an hour or so after uploading your draft submission, you can return and check the Turnitin similarity report for your uploaded file(s) to see whether you want to submit them for marking, or whether you want to delete the file(s), revise and resubmit.

Please note, when viewing any feedback files for your submission, it is strongly recommended you use appropriate/compatible software applications which correctly open the type of file provided. This will ensure feedback content is displayed as intended.

General rules:

1. Students need to submit a single pdf file. Each team will need to nominate a student to submit the report.

  • Non-PDF formatted files will not be accepted.

2. Group submissions are allowed.

3. Access to the uploading link closes at the scheduled submission time.

No submissions will be accepted after the due date and hour unless a student is granted an extension from the unit co-ordinator prior to the date of the submission.


Assessment Due Date

Vacation Week Friday (21 Aug 2020) 11:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 7 Friday (4 Sep 2020)

Within two weeks of submission.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

Your assignment will include a cover page showing unit code and name, student name and number, date, assignment number, lecturer, and university. Include an interesting picture related to the assignment work on the cover page. Cite the source of the picture. State the assignment question at the beginning of each answer to give your answers context.

Ensure formulae and workings are shown in sufficient detail to clearly explain how the answer was derived. Ensure formulae are included in the spreadsheets so that different values can be entered to check the sensitivity of the answers. Formulae included in the spreadsheet need to be accessible for marking. Answers should show correct units of measurement eg. (m, MN, m2, tonnes, m3, oC, etc). Where appropriate, include clearly labelled diagrams detailing such things as,

  • the dimensions of equipment and excavations
  • angles of slopes,
  • coal thickness and overburden dimensions
  • shape and size of underground openings
  • geometry of samples

For descriptive answers, ensure photographs, pictures and diagrams are correctly labelled and referred to within the text of the answer. Use mining terminology correctly.

Ensure research is from reliable sources of information such as journal papers and textbooks. Correctly cite and reference sources of information using the CQU Harvard referencing style guide with a list of references at the end of the assignment.

Ensure answers contain relevant and correct information and use clear, coherent sentences and language.

To achieve a Pass for this assessment the student will attend at least 75% of the contact time available for the Practical and make a contribution to the team report.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Determine the optimum pit limits, bench geometry, haul road design, slope stability and equipment selection for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring surface mining operations.
  • Determine suitable orebody access, mining method, level spacing, material handling, ground support, and ventilation for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring underground mining.
  • Deduce the constraints associated with scheduling the development and production of an underground mining operation.
  • Demonstrate an effective and professional level of teamwork, communication and support for collaborative peer group learning through the use of forums, reflective journals and workbooks.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

5 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Learning Portfolio

Task Description

The learning portfolio will provide students with an opportunity to reflect on and discuss what they are learning. It also allows them to record work and reading that is not presented or assessed as part of the submitted assignments. Crucially students are required to record and demonstrate evidence of all of the learning outcomes detailed for this unit, particularly teamwork, cultural sensitivity and ethical values. The learning portfolio will consist of two components,

  1. a study diary, including reflections
  2. evidence of learning outcomes.

Forms will be provided on the moodle website for the components of the learning portfolio.


Assessment Due Date

An updated version of the learning portfolio should be submitted with each piece of assessment.


Return Date to Students

Portfolio feedback will be provided within two weeks of submission.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

Make regular weekly entries in the study diary.

Write up reflections on what has been learnt from each question in each assignment.

Record interactions that seem relevant to this unit. Interactions may be with the lecturer, other students and work colleagues. Interactions may be telephone conversations, e-mails, postings on forums or, face to face meetings.

Collect and record evidence of how the learning outcomes for this unit have been met.

Submit updates of the learning portfolio with each assignment submission.

Some evidence must be recorded against each learning outcome to achieve a Pass for this assessment.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit an updated version of the learning portfolio with each piece of assessment.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse mining phases from exploration to mine closure to determine the impact of mine planning and design on the safety, productivity and success of a mining operation.
  • Outline the acts and regulations associated with Australian Law that impact on mine planning and design for surface, underground, coal and metalliferous mining.
  • Determine the optimum pit limits, bench geometry, haul road design, slope stability and equipment selection for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring surface mining operations.
  • Determine suitable orebody access, mining method, level spacing, material handling, ground support, and ventilation for a coal or metalliferous deposit requiring underground mining.
  • Deduce the constraints associated with scheduling the development and production of an underground mining operation.
  • Demonstrate an effective and professional level of teamwork, communication and support for collaborative peer group learning through the use of forums, reflective journals and workbooks.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?