Online Delivery - S123 (QMS) Site Supervisor
S123 is a mandated requirement for Site Supervisors and Site Safety Health Representatives (SSHR) in the Queensland Mining Industry.
With a focus on delivering flexible training options, WorkSafe Connect is now delivering an S123 (QMS) Site Supervisor Course virtually through live video led training. Regardless of your location, as long as you have access to the technology requirements (set out in Course Delivery below) then you are able to take advantage of this delivery method.
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 (also known as QMS or G189).
Our 2.5-day online video-led S123 (QMS) Site Supervisor course provides participants with the knowledge and skills required to apply risk management processes, conduct safety and health investigations and communicate within the mining industry and is compulsory for all Supervisors and Site Safety Health Representatives (SSHR) to be appointed on Qld Mine Sites.
The program is made up of the following nationally accredited units of competency:
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.
The S123 course is mandatory for Supervisors and SSHRs in Qld’s mining industry.
S123 (QMS) course topics include:
Our online S123 Site Supervisor training will be conducted virtually through online video-led live training (virtual delivery).
Our experienced trainer assessors who have resource industry currency, strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards will support you throughout the training.
Please note this training is conducted live with both practical and theoretical activities during the training experience to ensure that the training is engaging, interesting and relevant.
Please find below a list of the key technology arrangements you will need for online S123 Site Supervisor training:
WorkSafe Connect offers this course in a range of formats including:
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 below.
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 Regulations, competency must be refreshed every 5 years.
If you have any questions regarding which S123 (QMS) – Site Supervisor / Site Supervisors and Site Safety Health Representatives (SSHR) 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 $465.00, which means an out of pocket expense of $160.00.
We note that there is funding available only for RIIRIS301E - Apply risk management processes and RIICOM301E – Communicate information
To book into this course, please get in touch with a member of the WorkSafe Connect team who will tentatively book you into the course until your CSQ eligibility application is approved. Alternatively, if you wish to book your course online, please book and pay the full amount. As soon as you are deemed eligible, the CSQ funding will be refunded to you.
For full details on eligibility, please click here or get in touch with us today.
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:
WorkSafe Connect’s Virtual Training is live, real-time trainer-led delivered in an interactive online environment.
Our virtual training is the same great learning experience that our face-to-face training is known for, just delivered differently. By way of overview of what our virtual training involves:
Many participants have commented that they actually prefer this delivery method to traditional face-to-face as we limit our class sizes to 8 participants maximum and there are numerous ways in which to interact within the session.
To participate, participants are required to be connected to the internet via desktop computer or a laptop device with a camera, microphone and headphones. Please see the Course Delivery section above for full details of what you require.
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 with you.