Under the Boosting Apprentices Commencements Scheme, employing a new trainee in mining or civil construction and business administration or leadership and management comes with a federal government subsidy for 50% of the wages to encourage businesses to hire and train their staff.  Places are limited.

Find out if you're eligible today.

*(maximum $7000 per quarter up until 30th Sept 2021)


NEW! Guarding and Isolation Short Course

If you're passionate about safety, then you can't miss this opportunity to ensure that everyone on your mine or quarry site is protected from the risk of harm presented by unguarded or live equipment or machinery.

This half-day short course is designed to ensure ALL persons on a mine or quarry site understand key requirements and obligations for effective equipment and machinery guarding and isolation.

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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 RIIRIS501D Implement and maintain management systems to control risk and BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace.

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


RII50115 Diploma of Surface Operations Management (or equivalent or superior qualification; and

RIIRIS501D 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

  • RIIBLA301D Conduct Surface Shot Firing Operations;
  • RIIBLA205D Store, Handle and Transport Explosives;
  • RIIBLA305D Conduct Secondary Blasting

Employing 6-20 persons


RII40115 Certificate IV Surface Operations Management, including the electives:

  • RIIRIS501D Implement and Maintain Management Systems to Control Risk; and
  • BSBWHS501 Ensure a Safe Workplace; 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)

  • RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes
  • RIIWHS301D Conduct safety and health investigation
  • RIICOM301D Communicate information

Comprehensive Range of Training Courses

S123 Refresher

RII50115 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.


RII40115 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.


RII30115 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 enjoyed the course and the method of delivery - thanks to the team that delivered it.

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 problems and kept us corralled quite well.

I just wanted to say a big thanks for all your hard work. Location, timing, costs and learning guides were excellent.

I got a lot out of the modules. The training delivery was excellent.

The workshop was run very well.