Course Details

Monitoring Respirable Dust in Coal Mines, Mineral Mines and Quarries

MRES23
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 mine
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            

Training dates now available for enrolments in March, April, May and June 2024.  Please refer to class dates listed below to 'Enrol'.

If there are more than four participants, Simtars may be able to arrange delivery at your site. Call to arrange a quote
    Duration        

2-day workshops covering theory and practical.
 
    Mode of Delivery

Face-to-Face Workshops
 
    Delivery Location

Brisbane / Mackay / Townsville
 
    Course Cost

$1400.00
 
    Training

Face to Face Workshop, online modules, videos, PowerPoint presentations, practical tasks 
 
    Assessments

Theory 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 reinforced 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 Trainers and  Assessors who 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 online and written assessments plus practical assessments during the face-to-face 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 have access to a computer and 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.

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 questions at level 4 in Part B of the Enrolment form to assess Language, Literacy, Numeracy (LLN), and foundation skills.
  • Prior to acceptance of your enrolment, the answers to the LLN questions are reviewed by RTO Manager or the Trainer to ensure that you meet the requirements. If additional support is required this can be via your trainer or resources provided by Simtars 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 a device to enable the completion of assessment material online
  • Access to the training material 
  • Internet access
  • Enclosed Shoes (for Face to Face component of training)
  • 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 for pre-course online quiz with pre-readings to support your completion of the course. These must be completed prior to commencement and will support your learning during the training.
  • Simtars will then generate a Confirmation of Enrolment upon approval and email it to you. This confirmation will also contain details of the location of the course along with dates and time
  • An invoice for fees to be paid will be emailed to you.
  • Fees are payable prior to the workshop start date.
  • For more details, please read our Learner Handbook on the website.
Phone: (07) 3810 6328  
Email:  training@simtars.com.au 

 

 Fees 

  • $1400.00 (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 lunch are provided

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
Monitoring Respirable Dust (Brisbane) 20/03/2024 21/03/2024 $1,400.00
Monitoring Respirable Dust (Brisbane) 23/04/2024 24/04/2024 $1,400.00
Monitoring Respirable Dust (Brisbane) 29/05/2024 30/05/2024 $1,400.00
Monitoring Respirable Dust (Brisbane) 26/06/2024 27/06/2024 $1,400.00