Online Delivery - Standard 11 (S11) Generic Coal Surface Induction Course
Standard 11 is a mandated set of nationally accredited competencies required for an individual to work on a coal mine in Queensland.
With a focus on delivering flexible training options, WorkSafe Connect is now delivering the Standard 11 (S11) Generic Surface Induction 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 induction programs for over 15 years and is one of Queensland’s leading suppliers of the Standard 11 (S11) Generic Induction full and refresher Surface Coal programs.
Our 2-day online video-led course provides students with entry-level skills and knowledge associated with the resource industry and is the foundation induction program connected with coal mining in Queensland.
The course takes students through the 6 key competencies that will give valuable knowledge regarding common safety practices and is made up of the following nationally accredited units of competency:
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The Recognised Standard 11 – Training in Coal Mines was issued by the Queensland Department of Resources and sets out the national units of competency that an individual must hold to work on a coal mine in Queensland – this is what is commonly referred to as the Standard 11 (S11) Coal Surface Induction.
Key topics covered in our course include:
In addition to safety, our course will run the participants through the life cycle of a coal mine as well as how legislation has evolved and improved due to the history of incidents in coal mining.
Our Standard 11 online 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 Standard 11 online 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.
Accreditation requires students to:
If a participant is not able to produce this verifiable evidence, the student will be issued a Statement of Completion at the end of the course and given a Standard 11 Logbook to complete.
The participant has 12 months to complete this Logbook and return to WorkSafe Connect (note, there is no additional cost for this service).
Achieving the course requirements (including evidence of previous experience or completion of a Logbook), results in the student receiving a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.
Under the Queensland Coal Mining Regulations, competency must be refreshed every 5 years.
If you have any questions regarding which the Standard 11 (S11) Generic Induction course is most suitable for you then please get in touch with a member of the WorkSafe Connect team today.
A Standard 11 or Generic Induction is the training accreditation you require in order to legally work on a coal mine site in Queensland.
The specific legislation relating to this Standard is the Coal Mining Safety & Health Act 1999 and the Coal Mine Safety and Health Regulations 2001.
The Recognised Standard – Training in Coal Mines was issued by the Queensland Department of Resources and sets out national units of competency that an individual must hold to work on a coal mine in Queensland – this is what is commonly referred to as the Standard 11 (S11) or the Generic Mine Induction.
These units of competency which are set out in Appendix 3 of the Queensland Department of Resources’ Recognised Standard 11 – Training in Coal Mines include (Surface only):
As set out in the Coal Mining Regulations, each ‘coal mine worker must hold the Standard 11 skill set and it must then be refreshed at least once in every five years’.
For full details regarding the Recognised Standard 11, please follow the following link to Business Queensland’s website:
You will need to do the Standard 11 or what has been known as the Generic Induction if you want to work on a Queensland coal mine.
As set out in the Recognised Standard – Training in Coal Mines issued by the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, each ‘coal mine worker must hold the Standard 11 qualification and this qualification must then be refreshed under the mine training scheme at least once in every five years’.
For full details regarding the Recognised Standard 11, please follow the following link to the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy website:
You can complete your Standard 11 training through either our 2-day face-to-face or virtual course. Both courses cover the 6 key competencies necessary for understanding safety practices in coal mines.
In the face-to-face course, all assessment activities are conducted during the 2-day training. If you successfully complete all the assessments during the course, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.
In the virtual course, you must successfully complete the assessments during the course and submit a completed skills and experience form (with verifiable evidence of previous mining or related industry experience) to obtain a Statement of Attainment. This is due to the fact certain practical activities cannot be completed during a virtual course. If you're unable to provide the required evidence, you'll receive a Statement of Completion at the end of the virtual training course and be given a Standard 11 Site Evidence Checklist. You'll have 12 months to complete the Checklist and return it to WorkSafe Connect without any additional cost.
Although the Site Evidence Checklist process is common in the Queensland coal mining industry and known by mining sites, we recommend contacting your employer or the specific mine site you'll be visiting before booking to ensure this pathway is acceptable.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact WorkSafe Connect by phone or email. We are dedicated to helping you choose the right course for your circumstances.
The Standard 11 (S11) is the recognised training standard associated with the Queensland Coal Mining industry. The specific legislation relating to this Standard is the Coal Mining Safety & Health Act 1999 and the Coal Mine Safety and Health Regulations 2001.
Currency of your Standard 11 relates to when you completed either your initial training course or a refresher – ie. If you completed your Standard 11 training 3 years ago then your Standard 11 remains current.
As set out in the Recognised Standard, each ‘coal mine worker must hold the Standard 11 qualification and this qualification must then be refreshed under the mine training scheme at least once in every five years’.
If you do require a refresher of your Standard 11, WorkSafe Connect offers a 1 day Standard 11 (S11) Refresher training course and full details regarding this refresher can be found by clicking on the following link:
As set out in the Recognised Standard – Training in Coal Mines issued by the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, refresher training under the mine training scheme must occur at least once in every five (5) years.
While the national units of competency associated with the Standard 11 (S11) do not expire, similar to other competencies like CPR, your competencies must be refreshed in order to continue to legally work on a Queensland coal mine.
If you do require a refresher of your Standard 11, WorkSafe Connect offers a 1 day Standard 11 (S11) Refresher training course in either face to face or virtual formats and full details regarding this refresher can be found by clicking on the following link:
If you are heading to a BMA mine site then we do recommend to all participants to contact the BMA mine site in advance regarding what entry requirements they require – please do this prior to enrolling in this course.
For the balance of Coal Mines in Queensland – approximately 60 current operating mine sites – there is industry wide recognition of the Standard 11 generic induction (S11) course which WorkSafe Connect offers.
If you have any questions regarding what course is the right one for you then please call us and we will be happy to work with you to make sure the course is suitable for your requirements.
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.