MinRes Training Institute

S123 Supervisors Course


The Certificate Provides Competency-Based Training and Assessment

This course meets the requirements for the position of a Supervisor in the Resources Industry as per s.56 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and s.51 of the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 and are recognised by both Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee and the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee. The course comprises three units of competency which have specified by the Coal and Metalliferous Mining Safety and Health Advisory Boards for any person authorised to supervise workers on a mine. These competencies are required to be refreshed at least every 5 years as per Reg. 84 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2017 (Qld).

Target Audience

The course is structured to ensure the learner has the skills and knowledge to meet the requirements of the 3 units of competency including:

  • Risk management focusing on
    • the appropriate identification of hazards and analysis of risk
    • selection and implementation of control measures
    • use of risk management concepts to effectively supervise workers
  • Incident investigation focusing on
    • evidence gathering
    • appropriate analysis of information to identify immediate causes (contributing factors) and underlying (real) causes
    • making appropriate recommendations to reduce risk of a recurrence
  • Communicate information focusing on skills related to
    • supervising a team
    • delivering a shift meeting or toolbox talk
    • negotiating in the workplace

Candidates must have access to a current resources (Coal, Metalliferous, Drilling, Exploration or Civil Infrastructure) site / project / workplace or recent experience (in the past 12 months) working in resources and have access to a supervisor / manager to provide third party supplementary manager testimonial of your demonstrated ability to carry out certain tasks as part of this course. If you are no longer employed at a resources project or cannot get access to a recent supervisor / manager or site documentation, you may need to reconsider doing this course via online / distance learning mode as you will need to get access to completed site documentation such as past meetings (pre-start etc) you have delivered, jsa’s / jha’s etc you have participated in developing, incident reports you have completed etc.

Duration and Delivery

The duration of this course is 2 days:

The course is delivered via the following:

  • Face to face at your workplace (minimum class sizes may be applicable)
  • On-demand Personal Trainer

Packaging Rules

There are no packaging rules applicable to this unit of competency.

Elements and performance criteria, performance and knowledge evidence must be met to successfully complete the following units:

  1. RIIRIS301E Apply Risk Management Processes
  2. RIIWHS301E Conduct Safety and Health Investigations
  3. RIICOM301E Communicate Information

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