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19 - Ventilation Officer - Underground Coal Mine

***Click on 'Learn more' for upcoming dates of training*** This course will assist in your preparation to take on the key role of Ventilation Officer at an underground coal mine site (Queensland).  This course is nationally accredited and covers managing, operating and maintaining the ventilation system and understanding the impact of spontaneous combustion, gas drainage, gas management and outburst on the mine’s ventilation system.  This course has been developed based on recommendations highlighted in the ACARP Report C25001. 

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The Queensland Ventilation Officer Course - Underground Coal Mine will comprise of the following accredited units of competency:

  • RIIUND601D  - Establish and maintain the ventilation management system
  • RIIUND603D - Manage, operate and maintain the mine ventilation system
  • RIIMCU602D - Establish and maintain the gas management system
  • RIIMCU603D - Establish and maintain the gas drainage management plan
  • RIIMCU604D - Establish and maintain the outburst management plan
  • RIIMCU601D - Establish and maintain the spontaneous combustion management plan

These nationally accredited units of competency are being delivered through a clustered mode and will not be offered as stand-alone units. Simtars course has been developed based on recommendations highlighted in the ACARP Report C25001 Implementation Strategy. Ventilation and Gas Management – Underground Coal Mines, which identified gaps in the skills and knowledge of Ventilation Officers in the underground coal mine sector.

How to Enrol in this Course?

To apply for enrolment in this course, please contact Simtars:

  • Phone: +61 7 3810 6328
  • Email:

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    Delivery location/s

    • IBIS Mackay – Christensen Circuit, South Mackay Qld

    Mode/s of delivery

    • Face-to-face workshops
    • Pre-readings (prior to each workshop)
    • Practical assessments and mentor program in your workplace

    Delivery arrangements

    Face-to-face training is delivered during three (3) workshops, each five (5) days long.  You must enter the program at Workshop 1.  Dates for upcoming workshops are as follows:

    • Workshop 1: 29 July 2019 to 2 August 2019
    • Workshop 2: 7 October 2019 to 11 October 2019
    • Workshop 3: 9 March 2020 to 13 March 2010  

    Entry requirements for this course

    1. Have a minimum of two (2) years operational experience at an underground coal mine
    2. Be currently employed in a working underground coal mine or have access to an underground mine and its safety and health management system (to undertake assessment); and a supervisor or content expert at the mine to verify workplace projects
    3. Demonstrate that you are at or exceed level 5 in foundation skills
    4. Be over 18 years of age.

    It is highly recommended that learners hold at least one (1) of the following two (2) units of competency before enrolment in this course:

    • RIIRIS402D – Carry out the risk management process; or
    • RIIRIS601D – Establish and maintain the risk management system

    It is also highly recommended that you be proficient in the use of Ventsim and Microsoft Excel prior to enrolment.  If you are not proficient in Ventsim, we recommend you attend a Ventsim short course prior to starting this course, or between workshops 1 and 2.  Also, if you are not proficient in Microsoft Excel, we recommend you brush up using the online free tutorials available from Microsoft or else attend a short course.  Note that the cost of short courses in Ventsim and Microsoft Excel are not included in the fees for this course, and that these courses are not run by Simtars.

    Foundation skill requirements for this course

    To study in this course, you will be required to have core skills at level 5 - or the ability to reach level 5 with support on the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

    Simtars has BKSB eLearning solution to assess literacy, numeracy and foundation skills. 

    Prior to your enrolment you will be sent an email with a link to BKSB to complete the LLN Initial Assessment.  If you do not reach the required foundation level, the BKSB tool can provide tutorials to help you reach the required foundation skill level.  For more information about Foundation Skills see the 'Choosing your Course' section in the Learner Handbook.

    To study in this course, you must provide the following materials and equipment

    • Laptop (with access to the internet) that is loaded with a licenced copies of Ventsim and MS Excel
    • Access to an underground coal mine (including access to the SHMS)
    • Agreement from your supervisor to verify your assessment activities
    • Access to mentors (worksite personnel) at your mine (or in  your mining company)

    Third-Party provider details

    Some or all of your training, assessment and/or support services are to be conducted by staff from the following third-party organisation/s:


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