Standard 11 Mining Induction Course

Course Overview

The Standard 11 Mining Induction is a Queensland mining industry safety and induction course for anyone transitioning to work in the mining industry.  The Standard 11 training which replaces the original ‘Generic Induction’, was introduced in 2011.

The purpose of this recognised training is to ensure coal mine workers are adequately trained in the ‘Recognised Standard 11, Training in coal mines’, core units of competencies and to meet the health and safety obligations contained in the Coal Mining Act 1999.

Mines focus on safety by implementing risk management processes for everything occurring on site. This reinforced the introduction of a uniform standard of training that would be used across Queensland mining industry.

Australian Operator Training’s industry-recognised Standard 11 induction aims to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to safely and competently undertake work in a mining environment.

The program provides learners with Skills that are fundamentally important to the mining industry such as hazard identification, risk control, isolation and tagging, communication, manual handling, use and control of hazardous substances (and others) are an integral part of the Standard 11 course.

Course Outline:

• General Mining Overview

• Mining Legislation, Rules, and Regulations

• Roles and responsibilities of key mining personnel

• Offences and penalties

• Safety and health management system, including workplace procedures and documentation

• General Mine Site Safety

• Managing Workplace Hazards

• Risk Management

• Isolation and Tagging Procedures, Permits to Work and Defect Reports

• Traffic and Mobile Equipment Procedures

• Emergency Procedures

• Life Saving First Aid

• Fire Fighting & Fire Prevention

• Protecting the Environment

• Following site Work Processes

• Training and licencing requirements

• Fitness for work, mental health and general workplace safety

• Work planning

• Site communication equipment and systems 

Course Inclusions:

• Training conducted by industry experienced Coal mine workers and students will gain first-hand experience from our instructors and work through a series of real-life scenarios.

• Two x 8-hour day’s of training. Up to 12 trainees per course. A typical course runs from 07:30-15:30

• Knowledge on relevant legislation and Australian Standards for Qld Coal Mining

Participants must:

Be at least 16 years of age

Equipment requirements

We supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training.

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:

• RIIERR205D – Apply initial response first aid

• RIIRIS201E – Conduct local risk control

• RIICOM201E – Communicate in the workplace

• RIIGOV201E – Comply with site work processes/procedures

• RIIWHS201E – Work safely & follow WHS policies and procedures

• RIIERR302E – Respond to local emergencies and incidents

Course Duration

2 day’s (approximately 8 hours per day)


$675.00 pp for public courses.

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