S123 (QMS) Site Supervisor
Site Supervisors and Site Safety Health Representatives (SSHR) in the Queensland Mining Industry need to have the appropriate skills and knowledge to perform their duties. These competencies have been determined by the respective Safety and Health Advisory Committee for these statutory positions at a coal and mineral mine as well as quarries.
WorkSafe Connect has been delivering mining and quarrying training courses for over 15 years and is one of Queensland’s leading suppliers of both the full and refresher S123 program.
This 2.5-day course includes Coal and Mining and Quarrying legislation, allowing students to respond according to their industry.
Also known as QMS or G1 G8 G9, the program consists of the following nationally accredited units of competency:
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You may be eligible to receive Construction Skills Queensland funding for this course if you are a worker or an apprentice / trainee in the building and construction industry.
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Any individual appointed, in Queensland, to the role of either a supervisor or health and safety representative in the resource sector must hold the units identified in this course.
The units of competency have been identified as required by the Advisory Committee for Queensland's resource industry.
Deemed compulsory, the S123 course contains the units of competency for Supervisors and SSHRs in Qld’s resource industry.
S123 (QMS) course topics include:
Training will be conducted by one of our experienced trainer assessors who have resource industry currency and supported by a strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards.
Practical and theoretical activities drive the training experience to ensure that the training is engaging, interesting and relevant.
WorkSafe Connect is able to offer this course:
If you would like to discuss delivery options in more detail, then please get in contact with us and we would be more than happy to discuss your requirements and options in more detail.
To complete the course, students must successfully complete all assessments connected to the 3 competencies outlined.
All assessments are completed during the course – no assessment activities need to be completed prior to or post the training course.
Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency:
Under the Queensland Coal Mining Regulation, competency must be refreshed every 5 years.
If you have any questions regarding which S123 course is most suitable for you then please get in touch with a member of the WorkSafe Connect team today.
You may be eligible to receive CSQ funding for this course if you work in the building & construction industry in Queensland.
If eligible, you will receive funding of $467.00, which means an out of pocket expense of $183.00.
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S123 is a mandated requirement for Site Supervisors and Site Safety Health Representatives (SSHR) in Queensland's Resources Industry.
The course consists of 3 nationally accredited competencies that the Safety and Health Advisory Committees for Queensland's resource sector have identified that these statutory roles need to hold.
The competencies included are as follows:
The Site Senior Executive (SSE) cannot appoint a person to either of these roles without the person holding these competencies.
The Safety and Health Advisory Committees for Queensland's resource sector requires site supervisors and site safety health representatives (SSHR) hold the S123 Site Supervisor qualification.
This course has been known by other names and depending on the industry it may be referred to as G1, G8, G9 or QMS.
Yes, you can.
WorkSafe Connect does offer Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) as an option for students. You will be required to provide evidence of currency, competency and to satisfy the units of competency criteria.
This process can often take longer and be more expensive than the 1-day refresher training course, however we are always more than happy to talk through what option might be best for you.
Please contact WorkSafe Connect to discuss this option in more detail.
Your S123 (QMS) Site Supervisor qualification must be refreshed every 5 years under the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation.
Sites outside of coal mining may factor the refresher into their training scheme / standard and we suggest that you check with the site's training department to ensure that you are aware of their specific refresher requirements.
S123 is a mandated requirement for Site Supervisors and Site Safety Health Representatives (SSHR) in Queensland’s resources industry.
The course consists of a skill set of 3 nationally accredited competencies that the Safety and Health Advisory Committees for Queensland’s resource sector have identified that these statutory roles need to hold.
G2 is the next level of risk management training to the unit in the S123 (QMS) Site Supervisor course and involves completion of the following unit of competency:
RIIRIS402E - Carry out the risk management process
Coal mines generally request that a supervisor holds the G2 competency (although not mandated) and we offer it as a 1-day course.
For further information please see our G2 – Risk Management course page: