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The objective of this training is to provide the knowledge required to assist SSEs to meet their obligations under the Queensland Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 and to improve the safety and health of workers in the small mine and quarrying industry.
Small Mines and Quarry SSE Online – Safety Awareness Program - $550 (incl GST)
- Introduction to Safety Management Systems, and
- Effective Risk Management, and
- Incident Investigation, and
- Electrical Awareness
Safe Drilling and Blasting - $330 (incl. GST)
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Advanced Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management
|Are you ready to take the next step in your mining career? Do you want to make a difference to the operation and safety of mining operations at your workplace? Are you keen to progress to the role of First Class Mine Manager?
Simtars will provide you with a solid pathway to that senior management and leadership role. Our comprehensive training, provided by professional, internationally recognised trainers, will support your progression into a Mine Manager role. The course covers the topics of risk management, gas management, mine ventilation, spontaneous combustion, and inrush management and will further develop your leadership and communication skills to a high level.
The qualification includes 13 nationally accredited units of competency, twelve of these will be delivered by Simtars in this course, whilst the shot firing unit must be obtained from another provider. The course is delivered and assessed over a period of 12 months, with 6 face to face workshops of 5 days each.
The technical and leadership skills developed in this course, will provide you with the capability to ensure a safe working environment at your mine and to effectively apply the statutory requirements.
Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations
|Are you ready to take the next step in your mining career? Do you want to ensure a safe working environment at your mine and to apply the statutory requirements?
Simtars is keen to provide you with a solid pathway to a more senior role as Deputy/ERZ Controller. Our comprehensive training will bring out the best in you your technical skills and will further develop your leadership and communication skills to enable you to manage your district team as a capable, effective leader.
Learning From Disasters
The Learning from Disasters course has been created by Simtars, on behalf of Resources Safety and Health Queensland for Statutory Ticket holders to meet the requirements for continuing professional development.
The course blended delivery model combines three (3) eLearning content blocks and a one (1) day face-to-face workshop.
Key topics have been developed in response to coronial and other independent investigations and reviews, legislative updates, and extensive consultation from industry and health and safety professionals in the resource sector.
In all four (4) program learning blocks, you will build your capacity:
The face-to-face workshop component integrates workplace reflection and collaborative discussion to unpack lessons learnt from failure.
Monitoring Respirable Dust in Coal Mines, Mineral Mines and Quarries
|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 Mines and Quarries (Awareness)
This course was developed to provide awareness for persons working in Queensland coal, mineral mines and quarries.
Monitoring Respirable Dust in Coal Mines, Mineral Mines and Quarries (Refresher)
This course was developed to provide refresher training and upgrade to the new BSBWHS419 Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes course for persons carrying out respirable dust monitoring for Queensland coal mines, mineral mines and quarries.
OHSD24 Statutory Medicals for Mine and Quarry Workers
Small Mines and Quarry SSE Online Safety Awareness Program
The Simtars' SSE Online Safety Awareness Course includes 4 awareness topics:
- Risk Assessment
- Incident Investigation
- Electrical Awareness
- Safety and Health Management Systems.
SSE Online - Safe Drilling and Blasting
The course consists of a number of topics related to the SSE responsibilities for the safe drilling and blasting activities conducted on a small mine or quarry. These topics include general obligations, risk management processes, blast management plan requirements, drill and blast hazards and controls, blasting and drilling techniques, explosives storage and reporting.
This course is designed for Site senior Executive on a surface mine or quarry, other than an opal or gem mine, employing 5 or fewer persons.
Ventilation Officer Underground Coal Mine
The course has been developed based on recommendations from industry stakeholders. It is designed to ensure that you gain robust knowledge and skills to competently and consistently manage the range of tasks required in mine ventilation, with the goal of taking the next step in your mining career and progressing to a Ventilation Officer.
The Trainer Assessors, Dr. Rick Brake of Mines Ventilation Australia Pty Ltd and Martin Watkinson of Simtars are recognised globally for their skills and knowledge in Mines Ventilation and Engineering.
Ventilation Officer Underground Metalliferous
This course will assist in your preparation to take on the key role of Ventilation Officer at an underground METALLIFEROUS mine site.
The units of competency in this course are nationally accredited and include establishing, operating, maintaining, and managing the ventilation management system.
The course has been developed based on recommendations from industry stakeholders, including the Queensland Mines Inspectorate.
You will be trained and assessed in 2 units of competency for this program.
- RIIUND601E - Establish and maintain ventilation management systems and
- RIIUND603D - Manage, operate and maintain the mine ventilation system and
- Ventsim for this program.
These units are being delivered and assessed in a clustered arrangement and are not offered as standalone units. Studying the two units together will provide you with a broad range of skills and knowledge to support safe ventilation practices at your mine.
The Trainer is Dr Rick Brake who is globally recognised for his skills and experience in mines ventilation and all aspects of managing the ventilation management system.