May 10, 2012

The Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE is giving South Burnett residents the opportunity this month to gain the safety qualifications needed to obtain a job in the mining industry.

The Generic Induction Safety Program is being offered at the Kingaroy campus, and there are still a few vacancies open.

SQIT mining teacher Jason Leech said many people do the program before they apply for a job with a mining company as their investment in the program demonstrates their commitment to a career in the mining industry.

“The course covers safety for the workplace, including surface and underground operations, and is designed to provide resource industry workers with core risk assessment and safety skills before undertaking a site-specific induction,” Mr Leech said.

“People who have completed the three-day program are demonstrating a commitment to a career in mining as it is a legislative requirement to complete the course before working in the industry.”

The program provides participants with an introduction to the industry, safety hazards, tagging and permits, traffic flow and rules, emergency response and basic first aid.

The program is Standard 11 compliant, and meets the generic induction requirements of the Kinetic Group, a skills adviser to the resource sector.

On successful completion of the theory program, participants will be issued with a log book which requires sign off in industry before a New Entrants Skills Passport can be issued.

The program has an age entry requirement of 18 years and above.

The course is running May 16-18 at the Kingaroy Campus.

For more information contact Jason Leech on 0429-450-237, or by email

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