Atmospheric Monitoring (surface)

Course Overview

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct atmospheric monitoring in the resources and infrastructure industries.

It applies to those working in supervisory and technical specialist roles. They generally work under minimal supervision to undertake a broad range of skilled applications in varied work contexts, using some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.

Our one-day course covers surface mining atmospheres, not intended for underground miners which is a two-day course.

Our course complies with BMA Coal Requirements as well as Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee recognised competency for Open Cut Examiner (OCE)

Course Outline:   

  • organisation and site requirements
  • equipment maintenance systems
  • site environmental requirements and constraints
  • identifying and analysing survey and sampling methods
  • identifying the characteristics of samples taken
  • determining tools and sampling equipment and their use
  • interpreting a mine plan
  • identifying relevant hazards and emergencies
  • identifying, obtaining and operating equipment and resources for atmospheric testing
  • inspecting and testing sampling equipment
  • identifying and applying surveying and sampling techniques
  • using a range of communication techniques and aids to advise others of work activity and exclusion zones
  • processing written records and reports.

Course Inclusions:

  • Training will be conducted by one of our experienced trainer / assessors who have resource industry currency and supported by a strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards.
  • Practical and theoretical activities drive the training experience to ensure that the training is engaging, interesting and relevant.
  • 1 day of training. Up to 12 trainees per course. A typical course runs from 07:30-15:30

Participants must

Be at least 16 years of age

Equipment requirements

For our site, we supply all the equipment for the course.

For our public courses at our purpose-built training facility trainees must provide:



Appropriate clothing, closed-in footwear.


Students who are assessed as competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by Australian Operator Training (RTO 41351).

National units of competency

RIIENV301E – Conduct atmospheric monitoring

Course Duration

1 day


$525.00 pp for public courses.

For group bookings outside our public course schedule or at your location, please contact our office on 07 49822541