S1, S2, S3 Refresher or RPL (Mining Supervisors Course)

Course overview

IN 4 Training offers RPL and refresher training for the mining supervisor course also known as S123.
The mining supervisors course is designed to provide candidates with the skills and knowledge required to: Apply processes to conduct inspections and identify, analyse, assess risk, recommend treatments, contribute to the implementation of treatments and to monitor risks.
This course meets the requirements for the position of a Supervisor in the Resources Industry as per s.56 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and s.51 of the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 and are recognised by both Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee and the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee.

Site safety representatives and supervisors who are looking to enhance their safety qualifications and awareness of your legislative obligations of the Queensland Government Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act and Regulation and Coal Mining Safety and Health Act and Regulation as it applies to you, a supervisor.

The supervisors course focuses on:
Risk management

  • the appropriate identification of hazards and analysis of risk
  • assessing and identifying unacceptable risk
  • selection and implementation of control measures
  • use of risk management concepts to effectively supervise workers

Incident investigation focusing on

  • evidence gathering
  • detailed investigation and reporting
  • appropriate analysis of information to identify immediate causes (contributing factors) and underlying (real) causes
  • making appropriate recommendations to reduce risk of a recurrence

Communicate information focusing on skills related to

  • supervising a team
  • Effective communication methods
  • delivering a shift meeting or toolbox talk
  • negotiating in the workplace

Some employment options

As a coal mine worker appointed by the SSE, give instructions to other coal mine workers in accordance with the safety and health management system and has the ability to perform tasks assigned by the mine site senior executive at that mine.

    • Coal mine supervisor

References Coal mining safety and health act s26, s55(4), s56,

  • Metalliferous mine supervisor
  • Quarry Supervisor
  • Gem stone mining supervisor

Pre Requisites

RPL or Refresher pre requisite.
The candidate shall provide upon enrolment a certified certificate copy in their current legal name with the current units of competency

  • RIISCOM301D Communicate information
  • RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes
  • RIIWHS301D Conduct safety and health investigations

There is no pre requisites for the full course.
However it is recommended that you

  • Completed the Coal Surface Generic Induction (Standard 11)
  • Be aged 18 or above
  • Have successfully completed year 10 or equivalent level of study
  • Successful completion of In 4 Training Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Indicator
  • Have a good level of English reading and writing skills
  • Experience in the mining sector would be of an advantage

Course Delivery

Refresher or RPL.
Candidates will be assessed through written questioning and providing evidence for example.

  • communications within the mine
  • reports
  • risk assessments
  • training records
  • observations in the workplace
  • third party reports
  • etc

Full Course
Class room: 1 x 9 hour day face-to-face training.
Supervised workplace testing and activities: 18 hours in a fortnight period.
Candidates will be assessed through questioning, projects, case scenarios, reports, skills assessment, observation in the workplace.

Course Locations

  • Your workplace
  • Your Mine site
  • Toowoomba

Units of Competency

  • RIISCOM301D Communicate information
  • RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes
  • RIIWHS301D Conduct safety and health investigations

Suggested pathways

  • RIIS S00029 Leading Hand – Coal Mining skill set
  • RII40515 Certificate IV in Resource Processing
  • RII40215 Certificate IV in Surface Coal mining ( Open Cut Examiner)
  • RII40115 Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations
  • RII40415 Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations

Refresher training

This course is required by the coal mining regulations s84 to be refreshed at least once every 5 years.
We look forward to seeing you again for your next refresher.
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