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Generic Induction (GI) Refresher

Nationally recognised units of competency

Face to Face

All mine workers in Queensland are required to refresh their GI competencies every 5 years.

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Course Dates

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Brisbane - Murarrie Mon, Dec 21, 2020 (7:30am)
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Brisbane - Murarrie Thu, Feb 25, 2021 (7:30am)
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Brisbane - Murarrie Tue, Apr 27, 2021 (7:30am)
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Course Details


This GI Refresher Course provides experienced workers with the opportunity to refresh their previously attained GI competencies in a reduced timeframe.

GI is the new Generic Induction (GI) course for anyone working in Queensland in the coal mining industry. The units of competency within this course can be used towards completion of more advanced courses such as RII20213 Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations or RII30713 Certificate III in Mine Emergency Response and Rescue if required.

The GI 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 GI Refresher course that we offer is the industry-recognised Energy Skills Queensland (ESQ) GI Safety Induction Refresher. Each participant that is deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment from Pinnacle Safety and Training (RTO 40496) and the ESQ GI SkillPASS Card.

National units of competency

  • RIIWHS201D - Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIIERR205D - Apply initial response first aid.
  • RIIGOV201D - Comply with site work processes/procedures
  • RIIRIS201D - Conduct local risk control.
  • RIICOM201D - Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIERR302E - Respond to local emergencies and incidents

Course Duration

1 day.


Course Overview

All mine workers in Queensland are required to have completed an initial GI or Standard 11 induction program. 1 July 2016 marks five years since this was legislated. It is also legislated that the competencies that form the GI/Standard 11 program are to be refreshed every five years. This refresher course allows competent participants to be re-issued the competencies required of the GI/Standard 11.

Course Outline

This course will refresh participants’ knowledge and skills in the following topic areas related to the mining industry:

  • General mining overview
  • Legislation
  • General safety
  • Managing workplace hazards
  • Risk management
  • Isolation and tagging procedures
  • Site communication equipment and systems
  • Traffic and mobile equipment procedures
  • Life saving first aid
  • Local emergency and incident response
  • Fire fighting and fire prevention
  • The environment
  • The work process

Course Inclusions

  • Training conducted by an experienced instructor with strong knowledge of Australian mining regulations, relevant legislation and Australian Standards
  • Practical hands-on training
  • Each participant that is deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment from Pinnacle Safety and Training and the ESQ GI SkillPASS Card.

Each Trainee Must Provide

Participants must

  • Provide copies of previously attained GI/Standard 11 competencies
  • Confirm current employment in the mining industry within the last 24 months
  • 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
  • Arrive in suitable attire, including long pants and closed-in shoes.

I have been a Workplace trainer and assessor for over 20 years. I found the way Peter conducted the course to be extremely interesting and informative. The participants came from a wide variety of industries and Peter used this to create scenarios to explain different sections of the Act & Regulations. A very worthwhile course that was presented extremely well. Thank you!

Darrin H. - Sydney, NSW

Qantas HSR - Health and Safety Rep (5 days)