Course Details

Small Mines and Quarry SSE Online Safety Awareness Program

This course will assist in your preparation to take on the key role of Site Senior Executive at a Queensland surface mine or quarry (excluding gem and opal mines) of less than 5 workers. This training is non-accredited and is designed to meet the requirements of a training course required by the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee (MSHAC).

The Simtars' SSE Online Safety Awareness Course includes 4 awareness topics:
  • Risk Assessment
  • Incident Investigation
  • Electrical Awareness
  • Safety and Health Management Systems. 
These topics are outlined in the Queensland  Competencies recognised by the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee and will enable SSEs appointed to small mines and quarries to obtain prescribed safety awareness competencies. 

From 1 July 2018, the required mining competencies have been updated. Please ensure that you are aware of these prior to enrolling. Please view the Competencies and check your specific requirements prior to enrolling:

Senior Site Executive (SSE) for a mine or quarry that employs five (5) or less staff must hold evidence of successfully completing training for each of the four (4) topics within this course.

In addition, if drill and blast activities take place on site, evidence that the SSE has undertaken a recognised Safe Drilling and Blasting Course is also necessary. If required, the Safe Drilling and Blasting course is available as a separate enrolment.
Each of the topics in this training course has been developed by Queensland Mineral Mines and Quarries Inspectorate to meet the training course requirements, with small-scale surface mines and quarries in mind.
Course Dates
6 Months to Complete
Delivery Location
Mode of Delivery
Course Cost
$550 (inc GST)
Online Delivery
Simtars online interactive programs gives our learners the flexibility and convenience they need to succeed. This online topic is self-paced and you have the ability to save your work and return to it at your convenience.
Questionnaire to assess the learning
You will be required to undertake online questioning. If the question has not been answered correctly, the learner will be automatically taken back to review the relevant content.

Upon successful completion of the questionnaire, Simtars (RTO 45647) will issue and email a non-accredited Statement of Completion from Simtars (RTO 45647) to you. This can be printed for proof of completion.  
  • $550 (ex GST). 
  • Prior to enrolling or payment of any fees, please read the Learner handbook on the website.
  • Government funding or subsidies are not available.
Payment Method
We offer the following payment methods for this course:
•             Credit card – payment will be made online and an automatic receipt will be provided. 
For more information about payment methods and payment terms, see the ‘Fees and Refunds’ section of our Learner Handbook.  For further information, please contact Simtars on (07) 3810 6328 or email
Apply for enrolment – How to Apply
  •  Complete the Application for Enrolment form online by going to the Enrol link below.
  •  Fees are payable online by credit prior to workshop start date.
For more details, please read our Learner Handbook.
Phone: 61 (07)3810 6328  



Upcoming Programs

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
SSESSA 31/12/2024 $550.00