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RIISS00034 Surface Coal Mine Safety Skill Set

S11 Induction

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Kickstart your career in mining by enrolling in our course today! This training is essential for anyone looking to work on Queensland Surface Coal and Metalliferous mining sites.

Course Description:

The Standard 11 (S11) Mining Induction is a mandatory course for individuals starting work in Queensland mines. It provides comprehensive training on Work Health and Safety (WHS) requirements, equipping participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure their safety and the safety of others in the mining industry. The course covers various topics such as hazard identification, risk control, emergency response, and compliance with workplace procedures.


The Standard 11 (S11) Mining Induction course covers both coal and metalliferous mines. It consists of two parts: the theoretical portion, which can be completed online, and the practical component, which is conducted face-to-face. The online theory section offers participants the flexibility to learn at their own pace, while the face-to-face practical sessions provide hands-on training and assessment. This blended approach ensures that participants gain the necessary knowledge and practical skills to work safely in both coal and metalliferous mining environments.


Successful completion of the written and practical assessments during the course will result in the issuance of a Statement of Attainment for the relevant units of competency. In addition, participants will receive a plastic ID card, as mandated by the Qld Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation, which must be renewed every five years.

Academy of Career Training conducts this course regularly, catering to both in-house participants and the public. Training sessions are available in Highfields every Wednesday.


Queensland, Australia hosts a thriving mining sector with around 53 active coal mines. These mines collectively contribute to the production of an estimated 280 million tonnes of coal in 2021. The state's abundant coal reserves and favourable mining conditions have attracted significant investment, resulting in ongoing exploration and development of advanced coal projects.


For detailed information about operating coal mines and advanced coal projects in Queensland, you can refer to the designated list known as the Operating Coal Mines and Advanced Coal Projects. This list provides insights into the various mining operations and projects that are driving Queensland's coal industry forward, offering potential opportunities for growth and employment in the sector.

Competency Elements:

RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace

RIIGOV201E Comply with site work processes/procedures

RIIWHS201E Work safely and follows WHS policies and procedures

RIIRIS201E Conduct local risk control

RIIERR205D Apply initial response First Aid

RIIERR302E Respond to local emergencies and incidents

Course Requirements

To ensure a smooth experience during the course, students are required to provide photographic identification such as a driver's license or passport. It is mandatory to wear closed shoes throughout the duration of the course. Additionally, students should come prepared with long-sleeved loose clothing for practical exercises.


Physical ability is necessary for attending this classroom-based course. Students will be required to perform uninterrupted CPR continuously for 2 minutes on a mannequin placed on the floor. They will also need to demonstrate the ability to lift and carry an approximate weight of 10-12kg fire extinguisher to extinguish a fire.


To fully participate in the course and adhere to safety instructions at the workplace, students should have sufficient literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend instructions. The training and assessment will be conducted in English. If students have any language, literacy, or numeracy concerns, it is recommended to contact the course provider in advance for assistance.


Upon successfully completing the training component, students will receive a Statement of Attainment for the six Units of Competency covered in the course. In addition, they will be issued a plastic Standard 11 Surface Mining Induction ID card, serving as proof of completion and compliance with the training requirements.

Course Content

The course aims to provide learners with the essential skills and knowledge to meet the requirements of six specific units of competency. These units include:


1. RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace: This unit focuses on effective communication within the mining work environment, emphasising the importance of clear and accurate information exchange.

2. RIIGOV201E Comply with site work processes/procedures: This unit covers the understanding and adherence to site-specific work processes and procedures, ensuring compliance with organisational policies and regulatory requirements.

3. RIIWHS201E Work safely and follows WHS policies and procedures: This unit emphasises the significance of maintaining a safe and healthy work environment and following workplace health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures.

4. RIIRIS201E Conduct local risk control: This unit enables learners to identify and assess potential risks and hazards in the workplace and implement appropriate risk control measures.

5. RIIERR205D Apply initial response First Aid: This unit provides learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to respond effectively to emergency situations, focusing specifically on applying initial response first aid techniques.

6. RIIERR302E Respond to local emergencies and incidents: This unit covers the management and response to local emergencies and incidents in the mining industry, ensuring that learners are equipped to handle various emergency scenarios appropriately.

By completing these units of competency, learners will acquire the foundational skills and knowledge required to work safely and efficiently in the mining industry while adhering to relevant workplace procedures, maintaining effective communication, and responding effectively to emergencies and incidents.

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