Standard 11 3 Day (Surface Induction)

Designed for new entrants this Standard 11 – Surface Induction has been specifically designed for candidates wishing to obtain a Generic Induction Passport, which will allow them to enter and work on  a Coal Mine Site in Queensland.

Location188 East St, Rockhampton QLD or Location by Request

Course ScheduleWeekly (Mon - Wed) 3 Days

Delivery ModeFace to Face

Course Times7.45am to 4.00pm (approx 8 hour days)

Course Outcomes

RIIERR302E – Respond to local emergencies and incidents

RIIGOV201E – Comply with site work processes / procedures

RIIWHS201E – Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

RIIERR205D – Apply initial response first aid

RIICOM201E- Communicate in the Workplace

RIIRIS201E – Conduct local risk control

These above units will be issued under RIISS00034 – Surface Coal Mine Safety Skill Set

3 day Program 

Upon successful completion of your Standard 11 – Surface Induction 3 day program you will receive:

  • Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment
  • Standard 11 Surface Induction Passport – Valid For Five (5) Years (you must maintain your currency to renew in 5 years time)

This course structure allows you to obtain a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment  issued by New Horizon Safety & Training Services RTO 31372 

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**Also known as GIQ Surface Induction

New Horizons Safety & Training Services recognises that whilst there is a standard set of learning outcomes for this course, the context and environment in which the learning is applied is varied. We will always customise the course to suit your unique workplace requirements. Please ask our staff about alternate training and assessment strategies that can be designed should you have prior experience or knowledge including but not limited to change in course days, disability options, LLN support where applicable, credit transfer/RPL and in house one on one where possible.

4 Day Program Option 

RIISS00034 – Surface Coal Mine Safety Skill Set + RIIERR203E Escape from hazardous situations unaided (partial) – please see course page for more information

You will need to enrol in each program separately to secure your place.

Frequently Asked Questions

Recognised Standard 11 – Information
The purpose of this standard is to assist sites to establish and maintain a training system which includes processes for identifying and delivering competent, safe and efficient work teams. Recognised Standard 11 compliant Coal Mining Induction training programs have been developed to assist mine sites in meeting their legislative obligations. Please note for those entering a BMA site, you will need to contact BMA to ensure this induction is suitable for entry to a BMA site.

NHST offer two pathways with a 2 day or 3 day program. Please read below for further detail for the 3 day program.

This training program includes the following units of competencies:

RIIRIS201E– Conduct Local Risk Control
Hazard ID, control and risk assessment and in a mining environment.

RIIERR302E – Respond to Local Emergencies and incidents
Prepare and respond to emergencies in a mine environment.

RIIGOV201E – Comply with Site Work Processes / Procedures
Access and apply site safety procedures, apply personal safety measures, maintain personal well-being, and complete relevant reports and forms.

RIIWHS201E– Work Safely and Follow WHS Policies and Procedures
Working safely and follow WHS policies and procedures, accessing and apply site safety procedures; applying personal safety measures and operational safety measures; maintaining personal well being for job; and identifying and reporting incidents.

RIIERR205D– Apply Initial Response First Aid
Assess the situation, apply basic first aid and complete incident reports.

RIICOM201E – Communicate in the Workplace
Identify, access and use work site communication systems and equipment, carry out work related communication, and complete written documentation.

RIIRIS201E – Conduct Local Risk Control
Hazard ID, control and risk assessment and in a mining environment

Candidates of the Standard 11 – Surface Induction will develop real skills by being involved in practical activities conducted in at our workshop and extractive site. Skills that are fundamentally important to the mining industry such as:

  • Hazard identification
  • Risk control
  • Isolating and tagging
  • Communication
  • Manual handling
  • Use and control of hazardous substances

These skills are an integral part of the Standard 11 – Surface Induction and workshop activities will provide participants with opportunity to develop those skills.

Program Assessment Outline

Day 1 – Theory Assessment

Day 2 – Theory Assessment

Day 3 –  Practical Observation Assessment

This program includes:

  • Classroom based training in trainer lead facilitation , live demonstrations, videos, activities and clear instructions delivered by our high performing, knowledgeable trainers
  • Quality written and practical assessment including all workbooks and training materials
  • Statement of Attainment on successful completion
  • Units are nationally recognised

Course Pre-Requisites

  • Photo Identification is required on the day your program commences
  • PPE and Steel Cap boots are required for Day 3 for entry to the extractive site.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
This training program requires basic reading, writing and numeracy skills to a Level 2 under the LLN framework.
Prior to enrolling you will be asked to complete a small LLN assessment to allow us to determine your training needs and requirements. You will be required to complete a LLN questionnaire prior to enrolling so that we may determine your level of LLN in accordance with the framework.

To complete these courses successfully, participants need to have reasonably well developed skills in areas such as reading, writing and communication. Examples of activities participants will need to demonstrate include:

  • Plan, prepare & communicate workplace needs
  • Respond to First Aid, emergencies & incidents
  • Identify, minimise & implement control measures for risks & hazards
  • Assess emergency, incident, casualties & determine appropriate course of action
  • Reporting of incident
  • Apply work plans
  • Apply work health safety procedures to ensure work activity is compliant
  • Identify risks to personal wellbeing & communicate recognised preventative strategies

Participants must:
Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills.

Reasonable adjustment can be made, so please contact us to discuss options should you feel you may need assistance.

Your Rights and Responsibilities
It is a requirement of the Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA) that students be made aware of their rights and responsibilities prior to enrolling into any of our training courses at New Horizons Safety and Training Services.
Your rights and responsibilities can be found in our Participant Information Handbook (link).

Learners will be required to provide their Unique Student Identifier prior to the commencement of the course ( to register).

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) 
If you feel you have the required skills, past experience or qualifications that should be recognised as part of this program, then please mention this to our friendly staff to discuss your options

Credit Transfer
Credit Transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for units/qualifications that can be identified as equivalent in content. Please discuss this option upon enrolment if you feel your learning outcome can be matched with a current unit or qualification you may already hold.

Study Pathway

Upon successful completion of the Generic Induction (S11), participants can further their skill set by undertaking other courses relevant to the mining industry. This includes courses such as the supervisor course (S123), Four-Wheel Drive & Light Vehicle, and machinery training.

This information is a generic recommendation of related study options, if you are unsure of your training requirements, please contact your potential or current employer. For further information, or advice, please contact our friendly staff on 07 4927 0666 or via email at

Payment Options – Payment required on enrolment 

3 day $650

  1. Credit Card/Cash/EFT/Direct Debit
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188 East Street, Rockhampton Qld 4700
PO Box 9938, Frenchville Qld 4701

Ph: (07) 4927 0666 | Fax: (07) 4927 0699

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Provider of Nationally Recognised Training and RTO Services. Specialising in training courses for the mining & construction industries. RTO No. 31372