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SSE

The SSE online courses will assist in your preparation to take on the key role of Site Senior Executive (SSE) at a Queensland surface mine or quarry.
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
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Safe Drilling and Blasting - $330 (incl. GST) 
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Please note we only accept payments by credit card only. 

Advanced Diploma of Underground Coal Mining Management

RII60320

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

RII40420


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

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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 of the Queensland Practising Certificate Scheme. 
 
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:
  • Identify risk factors and risk control mechanisms
  • Establish actions to implement in your own work to strengthen safety frameworks and culture. 
​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

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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)

MRES22AW

 

This course was developed to provide awareness for persons working in Queensland coal, mineral mines and quarries. 
 
The following topics are covered as part of this course:
•             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 (Refresher)

MRES22AR

 

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.  

This course is applicable to those who previously hold a Statement of Attainment from Simtars or Coal Services New South Wales as per Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2017 Regulation – section 371 (sch 7(9)) or Guideline for Management of Respirable Crystalline Silica in Queensland Mineral Mines and Quarries (QGL02).

Training involves eLearning, pre-reading of a supplied Learner Guide and other relevant material, submission of online theory assessments and providing evidence of practical skills via a Third-Party Report.

On successful completion, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for BSBWHS419 - Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes and a Statement of Completion for the additional subjects recommended by the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisor Committee (CMSHAC).

OHSD24 Statutory Medicals for Mine and Quarry Workers

OHSD24

This training program is a requirement for doctors completing mandatory medicals for Queensland mine and quarry workers. This training was established following the 2015 re-identification of mine dust lung disease in Queensland. An independent review of the respiratory component of the Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme made a number of recommendations for improvement, including a training program for doctors performing health assessments for coal mine workers. This program has now been extended to doctors performing respiratory health surveillance for mineral mine and quarry workers

Small Mines and Quarry SSE Online Safety Awareness Program

SSESSA

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. 

 

SSE Online - Safe Drilling and Blasting

SSEDB

This course will assist in your preparation to take on the key role of Site Senior Executive (SSE) at a Queensland surface mine or quarry. This training is non-accredited and is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to take on the responsibilities required by the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee (MSHAC).
 
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

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This course will assist in your preparation to take on the key role of Ventilation Officer at an underground coal mine site.  The units of competency are nationally accredited and cover managing, operating and maintaining the ventilation system and understanding the impact of spontaneous combustion, gas drainage, gas management and outburst on the mine’s ventilation system. 

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

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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.