All employees on any minesite will undertake the site specific induction. Through our everyday discussions with clients enquiring about what Underground Training can offer them to assist them in getting their start, We have found one resounding theme.
“I have my S11 General Induction, why aren’t I getting a look in?”
Flatly, we ask them, when you enrolled in the S11 what was your expectation of its use. The answer is usually, “I thought it was a minimum to work in the industry whether it be coal or hardrock.” Now whether they have come to that impression on their own because of the inaccurate information they have gleaned from the internet that we spoke of before, or they have been sold this impression through nefarious channels, all a plausible possibility.
Anyway, bottom line, the S11 General Induction is only utilised in the coal industry in QLD (NSW do have their own version and is of course only applicable in NSW and neither are transferable between states). It should be noted also that you are able to complete the theoretical components (first 2 days) of the S11 General Induction but in order to be signed off on the full induction, you need to be working on a minesite. So in essence how does this help any new starter to the industry.