Generic Mining Induction - iMINCO Mining Training Information

Generic Mining Induction

In Queensland, most employers prefer candidates that have already completed a generic induction. This training is available for people wanting to work in surface or underground mines, and the training can cover one or both of these environments. Subjects covered by the training include general safety, how to manage workplace hazards, emergency procedures, and more.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be issued with a wallet-sized generic induction passport that you can show to any prospective employer. Once you have been issued with this passport, it will remain valid for two years. When the passport is nearing its expiry date, it is possible to undertake a quick refresher course to update it.

Inside of an underground mine.There are three training options. The first is for the underground generic passport, the second is for a surface generic passport and the third is for both the underground and surface generic passport.

The training you choose to undertake will depend entirely on your employment preferences. For some people, working underground is not an option, whereas others may feel that the income derived from working underground is worth the potential increased risks.

The generic passport courses cover general safety for working in the mining environment. This covers areas such as identifying and managing hazards, rules and regulations regarding traffic and equipment operation, and advanced training in first aid and firefighting.

The generic induction course is a two day course

For more information on Generic Mining Inductions click here

GI “ Safety Induction for the Industry Workplace, is a program owned and managed by the Mining Industry Skills Centre Inc. Partners are licensed by the Skills Centre to deliver the program.


  1. Terence Rapana December 16, 2011 Reply

    i live in tweed heads where can i do a Generic induction in Brisbane? i would like to work in the mining industry until i retire i”m 47 i am healthy non smoker i keep myself fit

  2. mark heard August 24, 2011 Reply

    could you please email me when and where i can do my generic in victoria and if possible my coal board medical

  3. brad August 1, 2011 Reply

    Hi, are their any generic induction course’s available in N.S.W and is my nsw cert 2 in surface coal recognised in qld? thanx B.N

    • Pete - iMINCO August 2, 2011

      Hi Brad,
      We do have trainers running Generic Induction courses in Sydney. If that is the cert 2 in Surface Extraction then yes it is definitely recognised in QLD.
      Pete iMINCO
      re: Sydney Generic Induction

  4. Andrew June 14, 2011 Reply

    Hi there -can you send me all the application forms and information I need to apply for the next Queensland generic induction courses being held in Brisbane city – hopefully in July or fairly soon, so I can gain employment in mines in Queensland.



  5. clay May 19, 2011 Reply

    is there a age requirement for a generic mining induction

  6. John Kennedy March 24, 2011 Reply

    Can I do the Queensland Generic Induction Course in Melbourne, and if so where would the course be held? Thanks JK.

    • Pete - iMINCO March 24, 2011

      Hi John
      We have a Generic Induction in Melbourne on the 4th of next month. I will shoot you an email tomorrow with the details
      Pete iMINCO

    • edward noa December 14, 2011

      i am interested in doing the next available mining generic course in melbourne or ballarat vic.i want a career in the mines until i retire.i am a60 year kiwi in resonable good health,i have a mechanical background and also did some sismic surveying in my youth,also worked at mt isa mines as a lagger and second class metal worker in the ninties.

    • iMINCO December 15, 2011

      Hi Edward
      Your mechanical background will help you get a job in the mines. Use this link to book a mining induction course in Melbourne.
      Pete iMINCO
      RE: Mining Induction in Melbourne

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