Conduct rope shovel operations


This unit covers conducting rope shovel operations in the mining industries. It includes: planning and preparing for operations;

Operating the shovel; digging and loading trucks; and conducting housekeeping activities.

Course Overview

RIIMPO303E – Conduct rope shovel operations

This Course develops the skills and knowledge required to operate rope shovel to dig and load trucks.

This course applies to those working in site-based roles.

The course covers information that will assist you to:

  • plan and prepare for operations
  • select and maintain appropriate plant and equipment
  • work safely on site
  • work with others to achieve the required outcomes
  • respond appropriately in an emergency.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, you must possess basic literacy and numeracy skills. You may be required to complete a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) indicator prior to enrolling.

If you have any concerns regarding the literacy or numeracy requirements, please contact for advice.


Coal mining
Metalliferous mining

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  Nominal (supervised) hours represent the supervised structured learning and assessment activity required to sufficiently address the content of each course (acknowledging that progress can vary between learners).

This course has nationally agreed nominal hours of 60.

The volume of learning identifies the duration of all activities required to achieve the learning outcomes of the course, including all training and learning activities such as guided learning, individual study, learning activities in the workplace and assessment activities.

The time taken to complete this course may vary due to contributing factors such as previous experience.