Mining, Resources and Construction Supervisor (Formerly S1, S2, S3)


  Online and Face to Face Available!

Course Description

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. A supervisor on a mine site without this qualification could receive a maximum $11,000 fine under these Acts.

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. This course is required by the legislation to be refreshed at least every 5 years – OHSA offers an online/distance learning option for this refresher option which requires a brief theory assessment and portfolio of workplace evidence and activities to be submitted. Also see our website page about the Supervisor Refresher Program.

Target Audience

The course is relevant to those intending to supervise workers in the mining, resources and construction industry.

OHSA is one of the largest providers of this course in Australia and offers weekly public and onsite courses. We have tailored this course for many Mining, Resources, Construction, Civil and Transportation clients.

Course Content

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 

Course Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Conduct inspections;
  • Understand risk management concepts and be able to perform risk assessments in accordance with the hierarchy or control;
  • Develop site working instructions;
  • Identification and documentation of courses of action to resolve and/or prevent re-occurrence of the issues or problems;
  • Conduct incident investigations;
  • Understand appropriate methods of communication

Competency Elements

RIIRIS301D - Apply risk management processes;
RIIWHS301D Conduct safety and health investigations;
RIICOM301D - Communicate information.

Assessments & Awards

Participants who demonstrate competency by passing both the theory and practical assessments will receive a Statement of Attainment listing the 3 units of competency.

This learning program meets the requirements of the nationally recognised units of competency from the RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package.

Entry Requirements

Participants should have sufficient literacy & numeracy to read and comprehend instructions for safety at the workplace.

Face to Face Course – Participants will need sufficient physical ability to attend a two-day classroom based course.

Online / Distance Learning Course – Participants should have access to a suitable computer/internet/printer and sufficient internet skills for the online option. Students should also be allocated sufficient time and resources to complete the course content and have access to a resources workplace and able to locate a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner of Declarations where Statutory Declarations are required to be submitted.

Participants must provide photographic identification (i.e. driver’s licence, passport).



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