Course Overview

The Generic Induction (GI) Coal Surface programme provides participants the essential skills and knowledge of the legislation, communication protocols and safety procedures that are used on all coal mine sites to ensure that every coal mine worker has a safe working environment.The GI Programme provides training and assessment for the Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII) Units of Competency which are specified in Recognised Standard 11, Training in Coal Mines (Qld Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999).Upon successful completion of this programme, participants will gain skills and knowledge in:

  • General mining overview
  • General safety
  • Hazard identification/risk control
  • Initial first aid
  • Environmental procedures
  • Communication protocols
  • Incident reporting/investigation
  • Coal Mine Legislation
  • Managing workplace hazards
  • Isolation and tagging procedures
  • Fire fighting and fire prevention
  • Emergency procedures

Some mine sites have specific requirements for their generic induction training, anyone who is considering enrolling in the Generic Induction is advised to first confirm the site entry requirements.Course Modules

  • RIIWHS201D – Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIIERR205D – Apply initial response first aid.
  • RIIGOV201D – Comply with site work processes/procedures
  • RIIRIS201D – Conduct local risk control.
  • RIICOM201D – Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIERR302E – Respond to local emergencies and incidents

Students gain first-hand experience from instructors with extensive industry expertise and work through a series of real life scenarios.


At the end of the programme, participants who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment and a GI Card.

Course Validity

The refresher period for the GI Coal Surface Programme is five years. This means individuals can refresh their induction at the discretion of mining companies, within a five year period. 

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