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RIIERR302D Respond to local emergencies and incidents

Information about the course:

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to respond to mine incidents in Metalliferous mining

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

No licensing, legislation or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Target audience:

Those who are working in a mine rescue unit working as part of an Emergency Rescue Team.

Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for: 

  • RIIERR302D Respond to local emergencies and incidents

Course duration:

  • Option 1 Full course: 11 hours face-to-face training
  • Option 2 Flexible delivery: 7 hours face-to-face training
  • Option 3 Refresher course: 6 hours face-to-face training

Pre course study options:

There is no pre-course study for this course.

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RIIERR302D Respond to local emergencies and incidents - How will I be assessed for this course?

The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

  • Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
  • Performance Tasks
  • Simulated Practical Scenarios

RIIERR302D Respond to local emergencies and incidents - Where can I access the training package?

You can access a copy of the training package here

RIIERR302D Respond to local emergencies and incidents - What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

Performance Evidence


  • locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures
  • implements the requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of responding to local emergencies and incidents including:
  1. identifying hazards
  2. identifying, analysing and reporting emergencies/incidents
  3. monitoring and assessing emergency situations
  4. assessing situation and making decisions
  5. assessing and managing risks
  • works effectively with others to undertake and complete the response to local emergencies and incidents that meets all the required outcomes including:
  1. complying with written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures
  2. communicating clearly and concisely with others to receive and clarify work instructions
  3. communicating clearly and concisely with others to coordinate work activities
  • demonstrates completion of the response to local emergencies and incidents that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including:
  1. reading and interpreting site plans
  2. administering initial response First Aid
  3. locating and wearing personal protective equipment
  4. following emergency evacuation procedures
  5. applying fire fighting techniques
  6. isolating sources of danger and placing signage/barriers/signals as necessary
  7. selecting and using emergency equipment

 Knowledge Evidence

  • statutory compliance
  • site emergency and incident situations
  • initial response First Aid
  • accessing and interpreting geological and survey data
  • using site communication systems
  • using personal protective equipment
  • understanding fire fighting techniques