20% women in resource sector by 2020 - iMINCO Mining Training Information

20% women in resource sector by 2020

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has told an audience of female miners that the mining boom will only benefit Australia if women are included.

While addressing hundreds of mining women in Moranbah, Gillard said she would like to see the number of females in the resource and construction industries increase by seven per cent by 2020.

This would bring the number of women in the industries up to 20 per cent, in line with the intentions outlined by the Queensland Resources Council earlier in the year.

Australia`s first female Prime Minister said women have shown they have the physical and mental strength to succeed in male-dominated industries, not only in the mining and resource industries, but also in other sectors including politics, the Daily Mercury reports.

Gillard stressed that Australia needs to treat women in all industries the same as men.

“Women`s roles need to be normalised,”ť she said.

Having a woman Prime Minister is no big deal, this is the new norm,”ť she said.

She said women should work hard and employers need to select staff based on competency, not gender.

Mining Job Information

Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.

The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.

The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

The 793F has a load cpacityof 226.8 ton (US) and a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour. It's a turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled diesel engine that has enhanced power management capability for maximum hauling performance. The C175-16 is a 16-cylinder, four-stroke design that uses long, effective power strokes for optimum efficiency.

The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStar™

Read more about the CAT 793 automomous mining dump truck on our website.

Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)

Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.

RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.

Find out more about RII Competencies here

You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.

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