Boosting Apprenticeships Commencement Scheme

The Australian Government has announced the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy to support employers and Group Training Organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees.




Safety culture: What is it and why do we need it? In the modern workplace organisations are required to have a robust and effective safety culture.
The absence of one undermines both practices and processes.

But what does this mean in practical terms?  Register for this CPD Workshop today and find out how this might affect you and your organisation.

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 would like to thank you guys for the QM training. I found everyone very friendly and professional. Admin had all 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 text book. I found the skills and techniques taught were very practical and offered real solutions to real issues that we face in these times on a Mine or Quarry Site.

I would highly recommend MINRES to anyone seeking QM or any other training.

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.

I love the way MINRES goes about business. It has been a pleasure and fun.

The onsite training was very informative and delivered very well.

Could not have done this course without the help of the MINRES team.

The QM4 Workshop was really enjoyable. Nice to do some training in areas in which I hadn't already covered.

I really did enjoy the courses, I learnt so much and it's 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 and made it fun.

The trainer kept the content concise and flowing. I felt included and encouraged.

I learnt a massive amount of different training techniques and how to train different individuals.

The course was interactive and engaging and the portal was easy to use.

I liked that the trainer adjusted teaching for learners that weren't absorbing information as fast as others.

I couldn't have done it without your help along the way.

I really enjoyed the training and will recommend it to others.

The training was clear and completed in a team environment.

The trainer was good and made it easy to understand. I've gained more confidence to do my job.

The trainer was very knowledgeable and very helpful with some parts of the course that I found difficult.

The trainer showed how to navigate the acts and regulations sites easily and effectively. 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.