Course Details

Monitoring Respirable Dust in Coal Mines, Mineral and Quarries

MRES21
This course was developed to provide training for persons carrying out respirable dust monitoring for Queensland coal, mineral mines and quarries.  This course is also applicable to those required to measure, collect, interpret, evaluate and report on workplace information and data in relation to respirable dust exposures in construction, manufacturing and processing industries.
 
It involves a 2-day face to face workshop where students will learn through theory and practical simulations and consists of the following nationally accredited unit of competency:
•             BSBWHS419 – Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes

 You will also be trained in the following topics:
•             sampling to AS 2985—2009 Australian standard: workplace atmospheres—a method for     
              sampling and gravimetric determination of respirable dust
•             appropriate data to be collected during sampling, including observations
•             use and applications of real-time monitors
•             use and application of an anemometer
•             dust observation methods and best practices for underground mines
•             dust observation methods and best practices for surface mines

 


 

     Monitoring Respirable Dust in Coal Mines, Mineral and Quarries 

includes BSBWHS419 Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes

    Target Audience


Persons wishing to carry out respirable dust monitoring for Queensland coal, mineral mines, and quarries

    Course  Description   
 
This course is also applicable to those required to measure, collect, interpret, evaluate and report on workplace information and data in relation to respirable dust exposures in construction, manufacturing and processing industries.
 
The course consists of the following nationally accredited unit of competency:
BSBWHS419 – Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes
 
As required by the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee (CMSHAC) and the Mining Safety Healthy Advisory Committee (MSHAC), in addition to the requirements of the unit BSBWHS419, you will also be trained in the following topics:
  • sampling to AS 2985—2009 Australian standard: workplace atmospheres—method for sampling and gravimetric determination of respirable dust
  • appropriate data to be collected during sampling, including observations 
  • use and applications of real-time monitors 
  • use and application of an anemometer 
  • dust observation methods and best practices for underground mines
  • dust observation methods and best practices for surface mines.
  • Note: While these extra topics are addressed during training, they may not be assessed as part of this course, as they are not specifically required by the unit of competency as set out in the training package.
    Course Dates            

24-25 March, Mackay 2021
28-29 April, Brisbane 2021
If there are more than four participants, Simtars may be able to arrange delivery at your site. Call to arrange a quote.

 
    Duration        

2 Days 
 
    Mode of Delivery

Face to Face Workshops
 
    Delivery Location

Brisbane / Mackay / Townsville
 
    Course Cost

$1400
 
    Training

Face to Face Workshop, videos, powerpoint presentation, practical tasks 
    Assessments

Written assessments and practical tasks, report writing 
 
 
 

Unit 

BSBWHS419 Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes

 
 
 


Training

Face-to-face workshops
  • You will participate in one 2-day face-to-face workshop. The training methods are based on feedback from the industry, with specific topics re-enforced throughout the training, to ensure that dust samples are taken consistently, and reported consistently, across the industry.
Trainer Assessor details
  • Your training, assessment and/or support services will be conducted by Simtars’ Trainer Assessors or a Third Party. All possess long term experience and skills in working with respirable dust in numerous mines.

Assessment

  • To obtain the unit of competency, you will be required to successfully complete written assessments and practical assessments during the 2-day workshop.                                       
    You will receive a Statement of Attainment for BSBWHS419-Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes from Simtars (RTO 45647) and a Statement of Completion for the additional topics covered

Entry requirements

To enrol in this course, you must be able to demonstrate that you have sufficient knowledge with at least 4 of the following:
  • Preparing and presenting logically structured reports using format and language appropriate to the audience
  • Working in a regulated environment (e.g. WHS, mining, construction etc.) where it is necessary to interpret and apply legal and technical texts
  • Working with statistical data (collecting, representing, and summarising)
  • Collaborating with others to achieve individual and team outcomes
  • Systematically following sequenced steps of procedures
  • Managing and maintaining files so as to ensure the integrity of data collected and reported
  • An understanding of hazard identification and control, including the hierarchy of controls.
  • This will be checked on your Application for Enrolment.
 
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Foundation skill requirements

  • To study in this course, you will be required to have core skills at level 4, or the ability to reach level 4 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:
  • Covered shoes
  • If you are training at your worksite, then you may require PPE as set out in your company guidelines
  • Calculator or phone with a calculator feature


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 below: Enrol 
  • Simtars will acknowledge the receipt of your Application for Enrolment (PART A) via email.
  • In that same email, will be further instructions to complete your Application for Enrolment (PART B).  Part B will include the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment which confirms the level of support you require.  Once you have completed PART B, Simtars will review your full enrolment application.
  • When we have reviewed Part B Application of Enrolment and LLN results, you will then be provided a separate email log-in for the pre-course online quiz.  This must be completed prior to commencement and will support your learning during the training.
  • Simtars will then generate a Letter of Offer upon approval and email it to you for acceptance, along with an invoice for fees to be paid.
  • You must sign the letter of offer and return to the designated email address.  Please return the Letter of Offer to Simtars within 5 business days.
  • You will then be invoiced for your course.
  • Fees are payable prior to the workshop start date.
  • For more details, please read our Learner Handbook on the website.
Phone: 61 (07) 3810 6328  
Email:  training@simtars.com.au 

 

 
Fees 

  • $1400 (GST exempt).
  • Fees include electronic course material, videos and activities
  • Government funding or subsidies are not available
  •  Learner accommodation and food are not provided or included in course fees.
  • Morning tea and lunches are provided if the workshop is held at Redbank.


Payment Method

We offer the following payment methods for this course:
  • Credit card
  • Purchase order (for approved companies only) 
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
 


 

Upcoming Programs

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
REDBANK, BRISBANE 28/04/2021 29/04/2021 $1,400.00
TOWNSVILLE 26/05/2021 27/05/2021 $1,400.00
MACKAY 23/06/2021 24/06/2021 $1,400.00