Do I need a Standard 11 to apply for mining jobs

Do you need a Standard 11 to apply for mining jobs?

Before applying for a mining job, especially in Queensland, make sure you have a current Standard 11.

The Standard 11 is a Queensland government initiative with the Resource and Infrastructure Industry Training Package RII09. It was created to lift the safety awareness standards in the mining and quarrying industry.

The Standard 11 is a compulsory requirement for all workers who are required to work in a mining environment in the state of Queensland. Other states do not have this requirement, although the Standard 11 is helpful when applying for a job in another state, it is not a pre-requisite.

Having said that, the 2 day Standard 11 course is highly recommended for all workers who are considering applying for jobs in the mining and resource sector, regardless of which state the job is in.

The Standard 11 is also known as ‘mining induction’, a safety course that educates the students in a wide variety of topics that are centred around Work Health & Safety issues.

Give yourself every chance to get an interview

When a job ad mentions a Standard 11 is required, this means it IS REQUIRED and is a condition of employment. If you don’t have a Standard 11, your resume could be ‘red flagged’ by scanning software.

You see, recruitment companies use intelligent pieces of software that use complex mathematical equations called ‘ALGORITHMS’.

Algorithms are smart, they are programmed to look for special words in your resume. IMPORTANT!

Keywords are the key to being shortlisted for a job

If the job you are applying for has the word ‘Standard 11‘, or ‘S11‘, or ‘mining induction‘ somewhere in it, you can be sure the algorithm is programmed to look for these words in your resume. If these words are found, your job application scores points. The more points your resume scores, the higher the chance of being shortlisted for the job. Scanning software can look for many different ‘keywords’, so be aware of what words are used in the job ad and try to put some of them into your resume.

The Standard 11 course includes

  • RIIRIS201B Conduct Local Risk Control
    Hazard ID, control and risk assessment and in a mining environment.
  • RIIERR302A Respond to Local Emergencies and incidents
    Prepare and respond to emergencies in a mine environment.
  • RIIGOV201A Comply with Site Work Processes / Procedures
    Access and apply site safety procedures, apply personal safety measures, maintain personal well-being, and complete relevant reports and forms.
  • RIIOHS201A Work Safely and Follow WHS Policies and Procedures (Requires sign off )
    Working safely and follow WHS policies and procedures, accessing and apply site safety procedures; applying personal safety measures and operational safety measures; maintaining personal well being for job; and identifying and reporting incidents.
  • RIIERR205A Apply Initial Response First Aid
    Assess the situation, apply basic first aid and complete incident reports.
  • RIICOM201A Communicate in the Workplace
    Identify, access and use work site communication systems and equipment, carry out work related communication, and complete writtendocumentation.

This course is very comprehensive and once completed, it will allow you to be certified for 5 years