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Surface Ventilation Technician

This course is designed for those wishing to obtain the skills and knowledge required to assist the appointed Surface Ventilation Officer.

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Dates: See below
  • Location: North Lake

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The role of the Surface Ventilation Technician is to assist the statutory appointed Surface Ventilation Officer in the collection of contaminant samples, equipment calibration and maintenance and recording and reporting of analysis results.

Participants will be required to provide evidence that they have understood the training and have applied it in their workplace. This requirement means that it’s not possible to complete all of the assessment requirements during the face-to-face training.

Participants will be given a two month timeframe after attending the course to complete the assessment.

Name Date Time Location
Surface Ventilation Technician 15 June - 17 June 2020 08:30 am - 04:30 pm IFAP North Lake

On completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • State the roles of the Surface Ventilation Technician
  • Describe the SRS system including legislative requirements and how quotas are established
  • Reference specific mining regulations and Australian Standards that apply to the Surface Ventilation Technician
  • Define the specific requirements of an employer in relation to health surveillance on mining operations
  • Explain the legislative framework applying to hazardous substances in the mining industry and implications for the ventilation officer
  • Describe pathways of exposure to hazardous substances and the potential health effects
  • Interpret results in accordance with exposure standards in order to determine legislative compliance
  • Discuss the need for collection of accurate atmospheric contaminant data and apply appropriate methodology for recording and reporting of results
  • Apply appropriate sampling techniques
  • Explain the characteristics of different types of atmospheric contaminants, legislative requirements and monitoring methods
  • Calibrate sampling instrumentation in accordance with relevant standards or manufacturer’s requirements and accurately record results


On successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate of attendance.

  • Participants are required to wear a collared or polo shirt
  • Participants are required to provide a laptop and will be given a USB in order to complete the assessment.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own air pump as used in their workplace
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