Course Details

Stonedust Sampling in Underground Coal Mines

STDUST
A coal dust explosion is one of the principal hazards in an underground coal mine. One of the primary controls against this hazard is the application of Stonedust throughout mine roadways to reduce the potential for the propagation of an explosion.

The Stonedust Sampling in Underground Coal Mines course provides training in the skills and knowledge required to collect or supervise the collection of Stonedust samples in underground coal mines. Participants will learn how to conduct sampling, prepare and dispatch samples and maintain the sampling environment.

It involves a 2-day face to face workshop where students will learn through through theory and practical simulations and consists of the following nationally accredited unit of competency:
•             RIISTD202D – Collect routine site samples 


                               

Stonedust Sampling in Underground Coal Mines
RIISTD202D – Collect routine site samples  

    Target Audience


Persons working in underground coal mining who are responsible for collecting, or supervising the collection of Stonedust samples, in particular:
•             Mine Managers and Under Managers
•             Deputies/ERZ Controllers
•             Technical Services staff

    Course  Description   
 

The course provides training on the skills and knowledge required to collect or supervise the collection of Stonedust samples in underground coal mines. Participants will learn how to conduct sampling, prepare and dispatch samples and maintain the sampling environment.
 
The course consists of the following nationally accredited unit of competency:
•             RIISTD202D – Collect routine site samples
 
A coal dust explosion is one of the principal hazards in an underground coal mine. One of the primary controls against this hazard is the application of Stonedust throughout mine roadways to reduce the potential for the propagation of an explosion.

 
    Course Dates            

27-28 April 2021
 
    Duration        

2 Days
 
    Mode of Delivery

Face to Face Workshops
 
    Delivery Location

Redbank, Brisbane.  Other dates can be onsite as required 
 
    Course Cost

For quotations and company group bookings please contact Simtars
 
    Training

Workshop readings, demonstrations, practical activities
 
    Assessments

Written assessments, practical tasks

 
 
 
   
 
 


Training

Face-to-face workshops
  • You will participate in 2 days of face-to-face training and assessment with the trainer. This includes practical demonstrations, videos, PowerPoint presentations. 
  • There are 10 hours of Pre-Readings which must be completed prior to attending as the learnings will support your understanding of the course material

 


Assessment

  • You will be required to undertake practical and written assessments during this course. 
 

 


Trainer Assessor details

Simtars or Third Party Trainer Assessor

 


Entry requirements

To enrol in this course, you must:
  • Be currently employed in an Australian underground coal mine or by a mining contractor and have access to an underground mine and its safety and health management system (to undertake assessment), with some relevant experience in the recognition of stonedust failures, application of stonedust and collection of stone dust samples and analysis.
  • Demonstrate that you are at or exceed level 2 in foundation skills (see below).
  • Meet the following minimum age requirements:
    • If you work in a mine in Queensland: minimum 18 years of age
    • If you work in a mine in the Northern Territory: minimum 19 years of age
    • If you work in a mine in Tasmania: minimum 19 years of age
    • if you work in a mine in New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, or Victoria: minimum 20 years of age


Foundation skill requirements

  • To study in this course, you will be required to have core skills at level 2, or the ability to reach level 2 with support, on the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). Simtars has BKSB eLearning solution to assess Language, Literacy, Numeracy (LLN) and foundation skills.
  • Prior to enrolment you will be sent an email with a link to BKSB to complete the LLN initial assessment. If you do not reach the required foundation level, the BKSB tool can provide tutorials to help you reach the required foundation skill level. For more information about Foundation Skills, see the ‘Choosing your Course’ section in our Learner Handbook.


Materials and equipment required

To study in this course, you must provide the following materials and equipment:
  • Access to PPE onsite
  • Access to the current Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (Qld)
  • Access to the current Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2017 (Qld)
  • Access to your mine’s SHMS documents including PHMPs, SOPs, Procedures, Standards, TARPs, etc.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

  • You can apply for RPL for each of the units of competency in this qualification. You will need to supply information on your work history and samples of work and may need to undertake assessments and/or an interview to determine whether you have met the competency standards.
  • RPL is assessed on a case-by-case basis. You can read more about RPL in our Learner Handbook or contact us to discuss your RPL options. 


Apply for enrolment - How to Apply

Complete the Application for Enrolment form online by going to the link: Apply Now
  • You will receive a confirmation email with the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment or BKSB, complete it asap.
  • Once complete, your application will be reviewed and a letter of offer will be sent to you, should you qualify.
  • You must sign the letter of offer and return to the designated email address.
  • You will then be invoiced for your course.
  • Fees are payable prior to the workshop start date.
  • Your application will be reviewed by Simtars prior to you being offered a place in the course. For more details, please read our Learner Handbook.
Phone: 61 (07)3810 6328  
Email:  training@simtars.com.au 

 

 
Fees 

  • For quotations, payment options and company group bookings please contact Simtars.
  • Payment is required prior to all workshops.
  • Where a learner misses a workshop or part of a workshop, Simtars will attempt to place this learner into other courses being conducted. If this is not possible, learners will be required to attend a workshop at the end of the course to undertake the work they have missed. This will incur an additional cost for the supplementary workshop, plus venue and trainer accommodation costs.
  • Fees include costs of flights for the trainer, car hire/transfer costs for the trainer, all course material and pre-course readings during each workshop.
  • Learner accommodation and food are not provided or included in course fees.
  • Government funding or subsidies are currently not available.


Payment Method

We offer the following payment methods for this course:
  • Credit card
  • Purchase order (for approved companies only) 
  • Payments can be made in instalments. Please contact Simtars for details.
For more information about payment methods and payment terms, see the ‘Fees and Refunds’ section of the Learner Handbook.  For further information or to organise payment for your training, please contact Simtars on (07) 3810 6328 or email training@simtars.com.au
 


Completion 

  • Upon successful attendance and completion of all assessments and credit transfers, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment from Simtars (RTO 45647) for the units successfully completed.


 

Upcoming Programs

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
REDBANK, BRISBANE 27/04/2021 28/04/2021 $0.00