TRAINING COURSES

MVA offers both public and “bespoke” mine ventilation training courses.

Public Courses:

Two training courses are offered to the public:

Queensland Metalliferous Mines’ Statutory Ventilation Officer Qualification.

MVA is the training provider to Simtars (https://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au/simtars/home) for the metalliferous ventilation officer qualification (https://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au/simtars/training
/ventilation-officer-underground-metalliferous
)

The Queensland statutory ventilation officer qualification is part of an important strategy developed by the Queensland government to lift the standards of ventilation in underground metalliferous mines. For further details, refer to http://minevent.ausimm.com/news/what-are-the-implications-of-the-new-statutory-position-of-ventilation-officer-in-queensland/

Ventsim (ventilation modelling):
This 2-day course is offered at various locations in Queensland several times each year.
For further details, refer to (https://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au/simtars/training
/ventilation-officer-underground-metalliferous)

Bespoke training courses:

MVA also offers a range of training courses typically conducted at a mine site for a particular mine or client. These courses cover the following areas, with typical durations (which depends on rosters and the English-language skills of the students at the mine):

  • Practical mine ventilation
    (5 to 7 days)
  • Ventsim modelling (2 to 3 days)
  • Psychrometry, mine heat loads and climate, cooling and heating systems (1-2 days)
  • Heat stress (1 day)
  • Ventilation systems in underground uranium mines (1 day)
  • Managing respirable diesel, silica and asbestos (1 day)

All MVA training courses are small-class learning workshops (4 to 8 participants). Course materials are updated regularly, usually at least annually. Each course includes software analysis tools, comprehensive notes and extensive support materials on flash drive.
For further enquiries, contact MVA

Managing Respirable Diesel, Silica and Asbestos

Description

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Duration
1 day workshop
Fees*
POA
Date & Location
TBA

Ventilation Systems in Underground Uranium Mines

Description

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Duration
1 day workshop
Fees*
POA
Date & Location
TBA

Heat Stress

Description

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Duration
1 day workshop
Fees*
POA
Date & Location
TBA

Psychrometry, Mine Heat Loads and Climate, Cooling and Heating Systems

Description

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Duration
1-2 day workshop
Fees*
POA
Date & Location
TBA

Ventilation Modelling (Ventsim Visual)

Description

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. https://www.ausimmbulletin.com/feature/new-statutory-position-ventilation-officer-queensland/ https://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au/simtars/training/ventilation-officer-underground-metalliferous

Duration
2-3 day workshop
Fees*
POA
Date & Location
TBA

Practical Mine Ventilation

Description

This course covers all the fundamentals of underground mine ventilation within a 5-day framework.

Duration
5-7 day workshop with assignments
Fees*
POA
Date & Location
TBA