Standard 11 3 Day (Surface Induction) – Statement of Attainment

Designed for new entrants or those updating their skills after a period of time, 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. 2 Pathway options are available.

Location188 East St, Rockhampton QLD or Location by Request

Course ScheduleWeekly (Mon - Wed)

Delivery ModeFace to Face

Course Times7.45am to 4.00pm

Course Outcomes

RIISS00034 – Surface Coal Mine Safety Skill Set

3 day Program (Mon-Wed)

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 your Statement of Attainment ready for site entry.

2 Day Program (Mon-Tues) Partial 

Upon successful completion of your Standard 11 – Surface Induction 2 day program (partial) you will initially receive:

  • Statement of Completion
  • Site Verification Workbook – to be completed onsite

The candidate must return the workbook within six (6) months from course completion for it to be assessed by New Horizons Safety and Training Services. Once the workbook has been completed successfully and returned to New Horizons Safety and Training Services for assessment, the candidate will be issued the following:

  • Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment
  • Standard 11 Surface Induction Passport – Valid For Five (5) Years

This program option is great for participants who are already employed and able to be inducted on site after the two day course.

It is a requirement  to have the workbook completed onsite before having a Statement of Attainment issued to the candidate. We do recommend contacting the site you work for or intend on working for to confirm any processes they may have in place.

To access a copy of training package please visit

Also known as GIQ Surface Induction

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.

This training program includes the following units of competencies:

RIISS00034 – Surface Coal Mine Safety Skill Set

  • RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIIERR205D Apply initial response First Aid
  • RIIGOV201D Comply with site work processes/procedures
  • RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control
  • RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIERR302D Respond to local emergencies and incidents****

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

**** RIIERR302D is a superseded unit which is currently in a teach out period. The new unit will be available by March 2019

Course Pre-Requisites
There are no applicable course pre-requisites.

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.

Participants must:
Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills and
have the ability to read, hear and write English. Reasonable adjustment can be made, so please contact us to discuss options.

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).

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

3 day $800

2 day partial $650

  1. Credit Card/Cash/EFT/Direct Debit
  2. Payment Plan (link)
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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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