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Coal Services

Contact Details

Coal Services Pty Ltd
Contact: Matthew Farrelly
Address: Cottage 6, 533 Lake Road, Argenton NSW 2284
Phone: +61 (0) 417 680 068
Fax: +61 2 4958 7908


Coal Services Pty Limited (CSPL) has developed the most advanced real world simulator of its kind, taking VR (Virtual Reality) training technology to a new level in mineworker safety.  The VRT facilities have three unique VR platforms.  First, are VR Domes which are ideal for individual up to three person use.  The Domes capture the participant’s field of view, with manoeuvring via a user friendly joy stick.  Second is the 110° Curved Screen, which accommodates up to 30 people in a tiered seating lecture room.  Third, is a 360°cylindrical theatre which can accommodate 15 to 20 participants in a fully immersive environment.  An in-house initiative has been the Rugged Operating Console (ROCk), a wireless touch screen tablet for delivering training in the simulation environment.  The ROCk features include real time GPS navigation, full module detail and scenario triggers at the touch of a button. 

The unique VR Training facilities provide Easy Access to the VR mine, Safe Exposure, Extended View, Extended Retention and Recall, and Competency Based Assessment.  VRT training covers all aspects of mining industry requirements.   The virtual mines capture the mining process from the cutting of the coal face right through to surface processing. This provides the full flexibility for training modules to suit specific customer needs, and the methodology is adaptable to any hazardous industry.  The VR images in these modules are accurate and lifelike for improved immersion which enhances the learning retention for participants, a powerful advantage for customer training value.


CSPL through its Mines Rescue division has more than 90 years experience assisting the mining industry to manage risk, operate safely, and has earned a high reputation in the mining industry. We now bring this extensive knowledge in working in dangerous and environmentally challenging environments to the broader business community. We know what works and what doesn’t as industry leaders; we have made a major investment in the development of this VR world leading technology.

Our VR facilities allow controlled exposure to potentially life threatening scenarios, where trainees can witness the consequences of their decisions. We proudly offer this capability to organisations worldwide. We work with quality business partners and as such have access to the best that VR has to offer.

If it’s essential that your team is trained and ready to respond to working in a hazardous or technically challenging environment, then our technologies and knowledge can assist. Training your staff with our Virtual Reality Training System can reduce injuries and overall training costs, and improve productivity, staff knowledge and skill.

Key Customers

  • Mines Rescue, Coal Services
  • NSW Coal Industry
  • Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Key Partners

  • QinetiQ Pty Ltd
  • VR Solutions (Christie Digital)
  • ImmersaView Pty Ltd

Quality Approvals/Awards

  • Hunter Central Coast Innovation Festival Award Winner 2010