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Mining Induction - Standard 11 Compliant

Nationally recognised units of competency

Face to Face

Provides both experienced and inexperienced workers with a pathway to enter the mining industry in Australia.

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Course Details


This Mining Induction Course provides both experienced and inexperienced workers with a pathway to enter the mining industry in Australia. The program provides training and assessment for the Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII) Units of Competency which are specified in Recognised Standard 11, Training in Coal Mines (Qld Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999). The units of competency within this course can be used towards completion of more advanced courses such as RII20220 Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations or RII30719 Certificate III in Emergency Response and Rescue.

The Mining Induction program is the most universally accepted induction program in Australian mining. However, individuals and contractors should confirm induction requirements with the site they will be working on before attending an induction to ensure the process aligns with site processes and is recognised by site.

The Mining Induction program that we offer is the industry-recognised Resource Training Council (RTC) Mining Induction Program (Standard 11 Compliant).

National units of competency

  • RIIWHS201E - Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIIERR205D - Apply initial response first aid.
  • RIIGOV201E - Comply with site work processes/procedures
  • RIIRIS201E - Conduct local risk control.
  • RIICOM201E - Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIERR302E - Respond to local emergencies and incidents

Successful completion

A Statement of Attainment and RTC ID card are issued to participants who successfully complete the assessment tasks and a workplace verification within the 2-day timeframe.

Partial completion

Participants are provided a period of six months in which to verify their workplace experience. Once sufficient workplace experience is provided to the RTO and verified, a Statement of Attainment and RTC ID card will be issued.

Course Duration

  • 2 days face-to-face course conducted at our purpose-built training facility


  • $625.00 pp for public courses
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Course Overview

The Mining Induction course (sometimes referred to as Standard 11) is a necessity for any individual working in the Queensland coal mining industry.

This course will introduce participants to the following components of the mining industry:

  • General mining overview
  • Legislation
  • General safety
  • Managing workplace hazards
  • Risk management
  • Isolation and tagging procedures
  • Site communication equipment and systems
  • Initial response first aid
  • Local emergency and incident response
  • Fire fighting techniques

Participants gain first-hand experience from our instructors with extensive industry expertise and work through a series of real life scenarios.

Please view our Course Guide.

Course Outline

RIIWHS201E - Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
Access and apply site safety procedures

RIIERR205D - Apply initial response first aid
Assess the situation, apply basic first aid and complete incident reports

RIIGOV201E - Comply with site work processes/procedures
Access and apply site safety procedures, apply personal safety measures, maintain personal wellbeing, and complete site related forms and reports

RIIRIS201E - Conduct local risk control
Hazard identification, risk assessment and control in a mine environment

RIICOM201E - Communicate in the workplace
Identify, access and use site communication equipment and systems, carry out work related communication, and complete written documentation

RIIERR302E - Respond to local emergencies and incidents
Prepare and respond to emergencies in a mine environment

Course Validity and Refreshers

The refresher period for the Mining Induction course is five years. This means individuals can refresh their induction at the discretion of mining companies, within a five year period.

Course Inclusions

  • All training material
  • Equipment/PPE

Each Trainee Must Provide

Participants must

  • Complete the mandatory Workplace Verification Questionnaire prior to attending the face to face training. Those participants unable to satisfactorily complete this prior to attending will have a maximum of six months following the training to complete this in full to a satisfactory standard. Non-compliance will result in a withdrawal from the program. For more information please see our Course Guide.
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills
  • Have the ability to read and write English
  • Arrive in suitable attire including long sleeves, long pants and closed-in footwear

Sean was brilliant: professional, engaging, personable, encouraging and knew his stuff. He also pushed us to do really well, which I liked. My background is in education, so it was good to learn a lot from the course, even though I’ve been a teacher for 20 years. I had expected to be bored by every minute of it, but I found it challenging (a bit frustrating at times because of the VET structure) and thought-provoking. This wasn’t just the ‘course’, per se, it was the value-add from Sean’s years of experience in different fields. He genuinely made me think about how I teach, and how I can do it better.

Sandra H. - Melbourne, VIC

Public Course Participant Certificate IV in Training and Assessment