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G1, G8, G9 
(Formerly S1, S2, S3)

Mining Supervisor

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This course includes three essential units specified by the Coal and Metalliferous Mining Safety and Health Advisory Boards for individuals authorized to supervise workers on mining sites.

Course Description:

This training program aligns with the prerequisites for the role of Supervisor in the Resources Industry, as outlined in section 56 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and section 51 of the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999. It is endorsed by both the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee and the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee.


Consisting of three units of competency mandated by the Coal and Metalliferous Mining Safety and Health Advisory Boards for individuals overseeing workers in mining environments, this course ensures compliance with industry standards. Refreshing these competencies every five years is a regulatory requirement under Regulation 84 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2017 (Qld). Academy of Career Training offers an online/distance learning pathway for this training, which involves a theoretical assessment and the submission of a portfolio featuring workplace evidence and activities.

Competency Elements:

RIIRIS301E – Apply risk management processes

RIIWHS301E – Conduct safety and health investigations

RIICOM301E – Communicate information

Course Requirements

To enrol in this course, candidates must have recent experience in the resources sector, either through active employment at a Coal, Metalliferous, Drilling, Exploration, or Civil Infrastructure site within the past year, or through relevant work experience. Additionally, access to a supervisor or manager who can provide a third-party testimonial of the candidate's demonstrated ability to carry out specific tasks is required.


If candidates are no longer employed in the resources sector or cannot obtain access to a recent supervisor, manager, or site documentation, they may need to consider completing the course through online and face to face learning. This course demands access to completed site documentation, such as records of past meetings and incident reports, to fulfil course requirements.


For the online/distance learning option, participants should have access to necessary technology, including a computer with internet access, and possess sufficient internet skills. Additionally, they should be capable of participating in video conferencing, webinars, or Facetime interviews with the Trainer/Assessor if required. Participants must also allocate adequate time and resources to complete the course content, have current access to a resource’s workplace, and have access to a competent supervisor who currently holds this qualification, Justice of the Peace or Commissioner of Declarations for submitting necessary documents. Photographic identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, is also required.


Upon enrolment, course logins will be provided to the student. Coursework will be provided on the next business day if enrolment occurs after hours, on weekends, or public holidays. Students are required to complete the course within six weeks from the date of enrolment and receipt of course paperwork from Academy of Career Training.

Course Content

This course is designed to equip learners with the necessary skills and knowledge to fulfil the requirements of three units of competency, which include:

  1. Risk management:

    • Identifying hazards appropriately and conducting thorough risk analysis.

    • Selecting and implementing control measures effectively.

    • Utilising risk management principles to supervise workers efficiently.

  2. Incident investigation:

    • Gathering evidence meticulously.

    • Analysing information to identify immediate causes (contributing factors) and underlying (real) causes accurately.

    • Making suitable recommendations to mitigate the risk of recurrence.

  3. Communication skills:

    • Supervising a team adeptly.

    • Conducting effective shift meetings or toolbox talks.

    • Negotiating skilfully in the workplace.

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