Everything You Need To Know About Standard 11 Induction

The Standard 11 Induction is an industry-recognized energy safety induction. It discusses the safety skills and risk assessments required to safely operate on mining sites. Participants who acquire the knowledge and skills can go on to work in surface coal mines in Australia.

What does the Standard 11 course include?

This program consists of 6 nationally-accredited competency units, recognized as core S11 modules by the QLD Department of Mines.

  • RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIIGOV201D Comply with site work processes/procedures
  • RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIERR302E Respond to local emergencies and incidents
  • RIIERR205D Apply initial response First Aid
  • RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control

Apart from teaching safety protocols, the course also discusses the history of coal mining and where the industry may go in the future.

Participants must complete the assessments to complete the course. They also need to provide an experience form, along with verifiable evidence to get a job in this industry. Each participant will receive a Statement of Attainment and Competency ID Card once they successfully complete the course.

Course Validity

The Standard 11 Induction program is valid for five years after which you must take a 1-day refresher program. It ensures that you are still up to date with the skills you learned from the Standard 11 Induction course.

Course duration

This is a 3-day course that covers various aspects of risk assessment in coal mines. It also teaches you the safety skills that you need to keep in mind while working in these mines in Australia. Participants who manage to qualify or pass the assessments can get hands-on training later. If you pass the assessment, you can work for at least five years. After that, you need to sit for another assessment that tests whether you have the same skills as you had five years ago.

Course prerequisites

You don’t need to have any prerequisites for this course. That’s the best part about this program. You get all your learning materials once you pay the course fees. All you have to do is attend the course for 3 days and bring closed-in shoes.

Who can take this course?

Anyone who wants to work in coal mines in Australia can take this course. It doesn’t have any restrictions regarding education streams. But every coal mine worker should complete this course before joining. It is one of the most universally accepted mine induction programs in the Australian mining industry.

Job guarantee

Most participants complete this course because they want to get a job in the coal mining industry. Like any other industry, your chances of getting a job depend on your capabilities and skills. You will have to pass the assessment where the teachers will test your risk assessment knowledge and safety skills by providing real-life problems.

If you have an interest in coal mining and want to start a career in this industry, make sure you complete the Standard 11 Induction and pass the assessment. It is the best way to get your ‘foot in the door’ into this industry.