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Mining Supervisor - G1, G8, G9 (formerly S1, S2, S3)

Nationally recognised units of competency
RIIRIS301E (G1), RIIWHS301E (G8), RIICOM301E (G9)


Designed for those individuals wishing to perform the duties of a Supervisor or Mine Safety and Health Representative as detailed in the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act.

Course Details


Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by Pinnacle Safety and Training (RTO 40496).

National units of competency

  • G1 – RIIRIS301E – Apply Risk Management Processes
  • G8 – RIIWHS301E – Conduct safety and Health Investigations
  • G9 – RIICOM301E – Communicate Information

Valid for 5 years (refreshers are available)

Course Duration

  • Online
    • Complete this course online at your own pace
    • If you are already working in the industry this e-Learning course should take approximately 15-20 hours to complete
    • There is also the requirement to complete and provide a third party report
    • The refresher program may be completed in 2.5 - 3.5 hours, plus any time needed to prepare workplace evidence documents


  • Option 1:
  • Option 2:
    • G1-G8-G9+G2 Online
    • Bundle in G2 Risk Management to achieve G1-G8-G9+G2
    • $875.00 pp. Start now!
  • Option 3:
    • G1-G8-G9 Refresher Online
    • For those who have already completed G1-G8-G9 previously
    • $350.00 pp. Start now!

Course Overview

This course is known as G1, G8 and G9 (previously known as S1, S2, S3).

This training program has been specifically designed for participants employed who are required to undertake the role of and perform the duties and requirements of a Supervisor. These units are appropriate for those working in operational roles at worksites within Civil Construction, Coal Mining, Drilling, Extractive, and Metalliferous Mining Industries.

Once you have obtained this supervisor level qualification, you’ll be deemed as a reliable manager or team leader, someone who can get things done as well as someone who knows their role.

Course Outline

The key areas covered by this course include:

  • Performing the duties and position requirements of a Mine Safety and Health Representative as detailed in the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act
  • Conducting inspections
  • Supervising the safety of all the workers within the mine site operations
  • Knowledge of WHS policies and procedures
  • Ensuring all risk assessments are being carried in accordance the policies of the organisation
  • Developing site operational procedures
  • Making sure all safety measures, guidelines and regulations are being carefully followed
  • Conducting incident investigations
  • Reporting any breaches of safety or identifying hazards to the site managers
  • Implementing safety plans and manage emergencies safely and efficiently
  • Developing good working relationships with operational, technical and maintenance teams
  • Developing induction programs to train new and existing workers.
  • Supporting your team to work in safe environments without additional impact
  • Understanding risk management concepts and be able to perform risk assessments in accordance with the hierarchy of control
  • Understanding appropriate and effective methods of communication

Course Inclusions

  • Our online course was built from the ground up by industry experts. It is designed to be easy to use, easy to understand and works on multiple devices and platforms
  • Downloadable and printable Learner Guide

Each Participant Must

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills
  • Have the ability to read and write English
  • Use a device that meets the minimum System Requirements of Pinnacle’s e-Learning system (we officially support and recommend modern desktop or laptop computers running Google Chrome web browser). Other personal devices (e.g. phones and tablets) may be compatible, but due to the variety available, we do not officially support these devices
  • Have a stable internet connection
  • Use a device that can play sound

Jack was an excellent trainer with excellent knowledge across all areas of WHS. He was friendly, easy to understand and very personable. All these qualities helped me to get through the course and gain my qualification. I would highly recommend Pinnacle to my friends and work colleagues.

Rob F. - Brisbane, QLD

Brisbane City Council Certificate IV Work Health and Safety