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Course overview

The Generic Underground Induction course equips students with the required skills and knowledge to be able to enter the coal mining industry in both NSW and QLD to pursue a career as an underground coal mine operator working under direct supervision. The course also covers the requirements of QLD Standard 11 and the Underground Coal Mine Safety Skill Set (RIISS00033).

Upon successful completion of this course, students will gain skills and knowledge in:

  • Communication
  • WHS requirements
  • Hazard identification/risk control
  • Underground work environment awareness (including plan reading)
  • Self-escape equipment and procedures
  • General equipment and machinery awareness
  • Firefighting
  • General industry terminology

Components of this course require refreshers as per Clause 100 of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 (NSW).

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Generic Underground Induction course, students will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the following units:

  • RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIERR203E Escape from hazardous situations unaided
  • RIIERR205D Apply initial response First Aid
  • RIIERR302E Respond to local emergencies and incidents
  • RIIGOV201E Comply with site work processes/procedures
  • RIIRIS201E Conduct local risk control
  • RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Four days

Entry requirements

No formal previous learning is required for this course however Mines Rescue encourages students to gain knowledge and experience of the policies and procedures of their workplace before starting the course.

It is acknowledged that this is a course based on a Certificate II level qualification that requires appropriate levels of language, literacy and numeracy skills to manage course work, on-course activities and assessment tasks.

Other information

This course includes training in the operation of a simulator oxygen generating self-contained self-rescuer to comply with Clause 100 (4) of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 (NSW).

Additional information

Please refer to the Mines Rescue Student Handbook located on our website for relevant policy information including Payment Terms and Conditions and Refund and Fees Policy.

If you believe you already hold some or all of the skills, knowledge and/or experience for this course, you may be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

We encourage you to read our Student Handbook and RPL/Credit Transfer Handbook and speak with Mines Rescue prior to commencing enrolment.

For further information, or to book your course, please contact your local Mines Rescue Station.

Mines Rescue Pty Limited RTO ID 90508

“The Generic Underground Induction is an excellent introduction to the industry. The theory components were relevant and interesting and the practical exercises provided real training and simulation. Our trainer Andrew got the best out of us and kept us entertained with some stories from his 20 years plus experience. The staff, food and facilities exceeded expectations.”
Matt Bergin, Sandvik Underground Mining Flameproof Equipment