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RII30713 Cert III Mine Emergency Response & Rescue

This Certificate III in Mines Rescue Training qualification reflects the role of response and rescue team members who work in a mine site or a construction site, and perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts.

People performing these roles may be required to exercise some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment and services and deal with contingencies.

The course is delivered by training professionals who are experienced emergency services personnel and can be tailored to meet your specific workplace requirements.

Course Content

A total of 16 units of competency are required to successfully complete this qualification.

The following 5 core units are completed by all participants:

  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • RIICOM201D Communicate in the workforce
  • RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control

Group A Electives

  • RIIQUA201D Maintain and monitor site quality standards
  • RIIGOV201D Comply with site work processes/procedures

Group B Electives

  • HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
  • PMAOMIR444 Develop incident containment tactics
  • PUAAMS007B Coordinate search and rescue operations
  • PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit
  • PUAFIR320 Render hazardous materials incidents safe
  • PUAFIR316 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident
  • PUASAR024A Undertake road crash rescue
  • PUASAR032A Undertake vertical rescue
  • PUASAR025A Undertake confined space rescue
  • PUASAR027A Undertake land search rescue
  • RIIERR201D Conduct fire team operations
  • RIIERR205D Apply initial response first aid
  • RIIERR301D Respond to mine incident
  • RIIERR302D Respond to local emergencies and incidents
  • RIIERR303D Operate in self-contained regenerative oxygen breathing apparatus
  • RIIERR304D Control emergencies and critical situations
  • RIIERR305D Control underground fires
  • RIIERR306D Conduct underground search
  • RIIERR307D Extricate casualties from underground incident
  • RIIERR308D Extricate and transport people involved in incidents
  • RIIERR309D Establish and operate from fresh air base
  • RIIERR310D Provide support for rescue operations
  • RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes

Group C Electives

  • PMAWHS211 Prepare equipment for emergency response
  • PUAEQU001B Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

Note: Participants who have successfully completed the Standard 11 Coal Mine Induction for Queensland receive direct credit for 4 core units and 2 elective units, leaving a balance of 9 units plus Apply First Aid to be completed.

Participants with a current First Aid Certificate receive direct credit for the core unit, Apply First Aid.


Normally 8-22 days, depending on elective choices and previous experience/completed training.

Prerequisite Requirements

Some of the units listed have prerequisite requirements.


Written and practical assessment. RPL also available.


Onsite or at a Fire and Safety Australia training venue.

To download a copy of a sample training plan, click the link below:

Cert III Mines Emergency Response Rescue Course Outline Sample Training Plan

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