A 'Standard 11 (S11) Mining Induction' is a required course for new starters to work on a coal or metalliferous mine in Queensland. Read on to learn more about the different types of Standard 11 Mining Inductions and where you can find a training provider near you to kick-start your career in the Australian mining industry!
The 'Recognised Standard 11' is a set of nationally-accredited competencies that provides participants with entry-level skills and knowledge associated with the Australian mining industry, Queensland Government's 'Recognised Standard 11 - Training in Coal Mines' document.
There are 4 main types of Standard 11 Mining Induction courses available for coal and metalliferous mine workers. Each course is tailored to suit different levels of mining experience, different mining environments, and validity, as outlined below.
The Standard 11 Surface Mining Induction is a 2-day course that takes new starters through the 6 key competencies regarding quality, health, safety & environment (QHSE) practices in the Australian mineral resources sector.
The Standard 11 Surface Mining Induction is the foundation course for entry-level and experienced mine workers alike, and comprises the following nationally-accredited units of competency:
The Standard 11 Mining Induction Refresher course updates and refreshes the knowledge of experienced coal and metalliferous mine workers.
The refresher course is available as a:
The refresher course must be completed by coal and metalliferous every 5 years in accordance with Queensland mining regulations.
Course participants complete the same 6 competencies carried out in the foundation Standard 11 Mining Induction course outlined above.
As of September 2022, the typical price for Standard 11 Mining Induction courses run by RSO-accredited training providers are: