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Mining Induction Standard 11 Surface



The Standard 11 (S11) Mining is a required course for new starters to work on a mine in Queensland. NOTE: If you intend to work on a BMA Coal Mine in Queensland you should check first with site about their mining induction requirements prior to enrolling into this course.

This course covers both coal and metalliferous mines. The Standard 11 Mine Safety Induction (Surface) course is delivered face-to-face over 2 days, whereby upon successful completion of the written and practical assessments during the course, you will receive a Statement of Completion enabling you to commence work on the mine site. In addition to the training component of the mine induction, students will be required to complete a mine on-site verification workbook within 6 months of the training (check with the employer/mine as some only give 3 months) and return it to us with 3 tags and 3 personal risk assessments.

On successful completion of the on-site verification workbook, students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the relevant units of competency which lasts for 5 years. This 2-day course is run regularly in-house and is open to the public and can be undertaken in Brisbane during weekdays.


The program is made up of the following 6 nationally accredited units of competency (which are recognised by the QLD Department of Mines as the core S11 modules):

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


Specific topics include:

  • An understanding of Qld mining operations
  • Effective communication with team
  • Familiarisation with Duty of Care
  • Ability to identify hazards within your area of work
  • Calculate the risk associated with hazards
  • Implement risk treatments
  • Responding to initial emergencies within the workplace
  • QLD mining legislation
  • Working within the scope of standard operating procedures/ standard work instructions


Students must provide photographic identification (i.e. driver’s licence, passport).

Closed shoes must be worn during the course and students will need to bring long sleeved clothing for the firefighting exercise and assessment. Students will need sufficient physical ability to attend this classroom-based course, perform uninterrupted CPR continuously for 2 minutes on a mannequin on the floor and lift and carry approx. 10-12kg fire extinguisher to extinguish a fire.

Students should have sufficient literacy and numeracy to read and comprehend instructions for safety at the workplace.

On successful completion of the training component, students will be issued with a Statement of Completion.