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The next intake for Surface Coal Mining is now open!

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Our course has been designed for Quarry Managers and supervisors who are required to undertake recommended competencies. This course includes:

  • Queensland mandatory requirements
  • New South Wales mandatory requirements 
  • South Australian mandatory requirements
  • High Priority Hazards and more...
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Quarry Managers Workshops now available by Webinar! Enrol today and meet the new recommended competencies

Our two-day interactive workshops offer units from the Diploma of Surface Operations Management.

Attend the QM1 Workshop which covers the critical units RIIRIS501E Implement and maintain management systems to control risk and BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a Work Area.

Heavy mining industry worker

Important Information if you work in a Queensland Quarry or Mine


ALL Site Senior Executives appointed after 1 July 2018, on a surface mine or quarry MUST have the following required competencies unless directed otherwise by an inspector. Enrol today to be fully compliant!

Employing OVER 20 persons


RII50120 Diploma of Surface Operations Management (or equivalent or superior qualification; and

RIIRIS501E Implement and maintain management systems to control risk

5 years experience in mining or quarrying of which at least 2 years have been in a supervisory role; and

If blasting is to take place - A recognised Shot-Fires Licence, or

  • RIIBLA301E Conduct Surface Shot Firing Operations;
  • RIIBLA205E Store, Handle and Transport Explosives;
  • RIIBLA305E Conduct Secondary Blasting

Employing 6-20 persons


RII40120 Certificate IV Surface Operations Management, including the electives:

  • RIIRIS501E Implement and Maintain Management Systems to Control Risk; and
  • BSBWHS521 Ensure a Safe Workplace in a work area; plus

5 years experience in mining or quarrying of which at least 2 years have been in a supervisory role.

employing 5 or fewer persons


ALL Site Senior Executives appointed before 1 July 2018, on a surface mine or quarry employing 5 or fewer persons MUST have the following (unless directed otherwise by an inspector):

Supervisor Course (S1,2,3)

  • RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processes
  • RIIWHS301E Conduct safety and health investigation
  • RIICOM301E Communicate information

Comprehensive Range of Training Courses

S123 Refresher

RII50120 Diploma of Surface Operations Management

The Diploma of Surface Operations Management covers risk and safety management, site plans, emergency preparedness as well as business and management units.


RII40120 Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations

The Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations covers risk management, communication, environmental management, pit planning and workplace health and safety.


RII30120 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

The Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations provides competency-based training and assessment. This course covers a broad range of skills including risk assessment, workplace health and safety and environmental concerns. Based on site-requirements, you may select site-specific units for plant and equipment to meet your training needs.

Heavy mining industry worker

Supervisor Course (S1,2,3)

The S123 course covers the following units of competency - RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processes, RIIWHS301E Conduct safety and health investigations and RIICOM301E Communicate information.

The S123 course is now completed as a self-paced online course.

I would like to thank you guys for the QM training. I found everyone very friendly and professional. Admin had all the content ready to go, refreshments at the ready. The content was very relevant, useful and the trainers delivered it from experience, not just from a textbook. I found the skills and techniques were very practical and offered real solutions to real issues that we face in these times on a mine or quarry site. It was nice to complete training in an area in which I hadn't already covered. I would highly recommend MINRES to anyone seeking QM or any other training.

Just passing on my compliments for quite a well-run session over the past two days. These webinars are not always easy to deliver with that format, particularly over the course of entire days. However, I certainly did not feel disadvantaged or that I would have missed out upon understanding in any way. I also noted the tech support from the MINRES team was quite responsive to the inevitable connection problem and kept us corralled quite well. I really enjoyed the training and will recommend it to others.

I just wanted to say a big thanks for all your hard work. I got a lot out of the modules and it was great to get a chance to talk with others in the industry. The course was interactive and gave us the ability to work as we learnt. The trainer adapted to each persons knowledge levels which made us feel included and encouraged. The course content was easy to understand and gave me more confidence to do my job effectively. I could not have done this course without the help of the MINRES team.

The trainer showed how to navigate the acts and regulations sites easily and effectively. The trainer was very knowledgeable and very helpful with some parts of the course that I found difficult. The training was clear and completed in a team environment which meant that it was interactive and engaging and was able to be adjusted for learners that weren't absorbing the information as fast as others. I was happy with how the course was run and now have a better understanding of the aspects of my job role. I will be able to convey WHS rules and regulations in a better way to my crew.