Report: APP CMHS Project 4




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3.3. Education and Training

Education and training for risk management is aligned to the integrated risk management system.

The following competencies (Table 14) are defined in the National Coal (MNC04) and Metalliferous (MNM05) training packages and define the knowledge and skill levels appropriate to the levels within the workforce. These competencies define the requirements under the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

Table 14 Levels of Competency

Level

Coal Competency

Metalliferous Competency

Certificate 2

MNCC1006B Conduct local risk assessment

MNMC205A Conduct local risk assessment

Certificate 3

MNCG1001A Apply risk management processes

MNMG325A Apply risk management processes

Certificate 4

MNCG1002A Implement and apply risk management processes

MNMG325A Apply risk management processes

Diploma

MNCG1003A Establish the risk management system

MNMMMG516A Facilitate the risk management process

Advanced Diploma

MNCG1003A Establish the risk management system

MNMMSM617A Establish the risk management system


Different legislative processes in the different states have different requirements for competency in risk assessment and management.

In addition to the training provided by the VET sector, MISHC provides courses in risk management that meet the requirements of the MNCG1003A and MNMMSM617A competencies within a tertiary educational process. MISHC has been the driver of risk management education for managers.

Formalising the skills and knowledge required by different levels within the workforce has allowed the training and education to be targeted at the appropriate level. The operators who are involved in the personal and day-to-day risk assessment processes are provided skills and tools to allow the risk assessment processes to be effective at that level. As the level of complexity of the risk assessment rises, so does the skill and knowledge level to allow both the effective identification and assessment of strategic, site wide or major hazards and the effective management of the risks.

An important aspect of the evolutionary process for risk management has been the training and education of both the company personnel and regulators. Regulators need the understanding of the more complex risk assessment processes to aid them in verifying that appropriate and adequate controls are in place. Regulators have been involved with the educational programs presented by MISHC.


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