ENAR12004 - Mine Management and Safety

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces students to mine operations and mine management systems and the application of mine management principles. It outlines the practice of mining related industrial relations and mine safety. Students are expected to develop an understanding of mine health and safety management systems and the teamwork and communication skills necessary to implement such systems in the mining industries.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile

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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 25%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. Written Assessment 40%
4. Portfolio 0%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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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.

Source: Course Survey
Legislation regarding safety work at mines was one of the best aspects of this unit. Students gained knowledge which hadn't been touched before.
This subject is one of the key requirements in a mining workplace and we will emphasise on this throughout the semester with the inclusion of more contents.
Action Taken
Workplace Legislation and workplace safety legislation was emphasised in the 2018 offering.
Source: Student verbal feedback during Zoom and telephone calls.
Students stated that the safety legislation they undertook during this unit was later touched on during their in-service professional training they undertook later in their mining workplace. They were very appreciative they were already well briefed on the topic prior to their workplace training.
To continue to offer up to date and industry relevant safety information to our students hence enabling them to be workforce ready.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss mine management systems
  2. Apply the principles of mine management to given mine related situations and issues
  3. Explain the purpose, structure, design and operation of mining organizations
  4. Discuss the practice of industrial relations in mine management and mine operations
  5. Discuss and explain the relevant Mine Safety and Inspections Acts and Regulations
  6. Assess mine organizational risk management
  7. Demonstrate an effective, professional level of teamwork and communication and support collaborative peer group learning

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Portfolio