The Australian Federal Government and the State Governments are "harmonising" the regulatory framework for occupational health and safety. This harmonised approach will extend to both coal and hardrock mining regulations.
The changes will be especially significant for hardrock mines as they will need to adopt many of the approaches that have been required in Australian coal mines for some years, such as the concepts of
"Principal Mining Hazard Management Plans" and "Ventilation Control Plans". For further information on these changes, click on the following MVA Technical Guidance Notes:
MVA offers a range of mine training courses. These courses are suitable for Australian and international participants, irrespective of residency. Some have compulsory workshops and others are self-paced by correspondence. Workshops are offered routinely in Brisbane CBD and Perth CBD, but can also be run in other locations or at other times by prior arrangement. Contact MVA for further details.
MVA training courses are practical workshops with typically 4 to 6 participants. We do not run courses which could involve 10 to 20 persons. We are not aligned with any fan manufacturers or equipment suppliers.
The courses provide all participants with the "state of the art" in mine training and competency in Australia. MVA course materials including course notes are updated at least annually to ensure they are up-to-date with industry developments and trends.
All MVA courses include comprehensive software analysis programs, comprehensive course notes and a comprehensive resource flash (USB) drive.
The principal course for both metalliferous and coal ventilation officers and engineers is the 5-day Practical Mine Ventilation course.
In addition, any ventilation engineer or officer that needs to use Ventsim software should enrol in the 2-day Ventsim Visual course.
If participants at their mines need to be dealing with specific hazards of mine heat loads, temperature management, potential mine cooling, diesel particulate matter (DPM), silica dust or radiation, it is highly recommended that they also enrol in the 3-day Advanced Mine Ventilation course. A substantial discount (40%) is offered to participants who enrol for this course at the same time as the Practical Mine Ventilation and Ventilation modelling courses.
Participants are allowed to repeat any MVA workshop FREE OF CHARGE (apart from a fee to cover the cost of a new workbook and meals). This is especially helpful for participants who don't already have an engineering degree as it allows them to return to their mine site and practice their skills and review course materials and then return for a much improved understanding on their repeat workshop.
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This course covers all the fundamentals of underground mine ventilation within a 5-day framework.
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5-day workshop with assignments
This course covers creating, auditing and validating Ventsim Visual models including: air simulations, gas simulations (including re-entry times), temperature simulations and financial optimisiation of airway size and fans simulations.
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Provides more comprehensive modules on: ventilation design and operation in uranium mines, dusts and diesel particulate matter, psychrometry and mine cooling, heat stress, and egress and entrapment
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2 or 3-day workshop
* "Pl" means 'plus GST'. All fees are $A. Fees may be higher for workshops in some locations.
40% discount for Advanced Mine Ventilation course (course fee reduced from $3500 to $2100) for participants also enrolling in both the Practical Mine Ventilation and Ventsim Modelling courses.
NOTE: For planning purposes, course dates are set well in advance; however, fees shown above are applicable for next courses only. Subsequent courses may or may not have a fee increase.
Details subject to change without notice. Check for current details before enrolment. Courses can be cancelled if there are insufficient registrations.
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Brisbane Queensland Australia