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Mining Supervisor – S123 / MSSS – Refresher

RIIRIS301D - Apply risk management processes
RIIWHS301D - Conduct safety and health investigations
RIICOM301D - Communicate information
Duration: 1 day
Self paced
Maximum Students:
mining truck and loader larger

Course Dates and Locations


cs-content-time Self paced

Online or Distance Learning Study Option

cs-content-location Construction Training Centre Address: The Construction Training Centre, Gate 2. Suite 1.4 Ian Barclay Building, 460-492 Beaudesert Rd, Salisbury QLD 4107
Parking: On site. Located through Gate 2 at The Construction Training Centre, 460-492 Beaudesert Rd, Salisbury QLD 4107. Access to Gate 2 is via the slip road under the Beaudesert Rd overpass.
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Course Description

This OHSA Refresher 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. This Refresher Course meets the requirement to have your current Mining Supervisor qualification refreshed every 5 years.

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. OHSA offers an online/distance learning option for this refresher program which requires a theory assessment and portfolio of workplace evidence and activities to be submitted. OHSA can also deliver this course as a 1 day face to face course at your workplace if preferred.

‘Morning Simon….you and Chris have inspired me with the great courses given by you both..” G.T. – General Superintendent – Ostwald Bros. (Mining Supervisor and G2 Student).

ATTENTION: Do your Standard 11 Mining Induction, Mining Supervisor S123 and the G2 courses in a 5 day program with OHSA. Contact our office on 1300 647 200 and save! 

Target Audience

The course is relevant to those intending to have their current supervisor qualification refreshed every 5 years.

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

Course Requirements

Participants must have completed a previous Mining Supervisor Course or equivalent within the past 5 years and hold a current Statement of Attainment (certified from a Justice of the Peace) issued by a Registered Training Organisation. Participants must have recent worksite experience on a mining, resource, energy or civil construction workplace in the previous two (2) years. Participants must have access to a mining, resource, energy or civil construction workplace to complete any workplace tasks if they do not currently have recent copies of the evidence that is required to be submitted as part of the workplace portfolio of evidence required to be submitted to OHSA. Candidates will be required to complete a written theory question, submit two (2) samples of JSEA’s/SWMS, two (2) tool box talks they have delivered, an incident report they have completed, a manager’s testimonial, 100 points of ID, a statutory declaration and a copy of their previous certificate certified by a JP or Commissioner of Declarations.

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.

Whilst the course is self paced you will be given 3 months to complete all of the assessment tasks at which time your enrolment expires. You may then wish to request in writing an extension of a further period at the discretion of the OHSA assessor.  There is no refund once you have enrolled into the course and received the course material from OHSA.

Assessments and Awards

  • RIIRIS301D – Apply risk management processes
  • RIIWHS301D – Conduct safety and health investigations
  • RIICOM301D – Communicate information

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