$50m Package for Mining Jobs - iMINCO Mining Training Information

$50m Package for Mining Jobs


Julia GillardDeputy Prime Minister, Julia Gillard has visited Barrow Island, Karratha and Broome in a three day tour of the Pilbara region in W.A.

Ms Gillard has been outlining the importance of creating a skilled workforce to service the booming resources industry in W.A. and other mining-reliant States.

She announced a $50 million package on Monday to create 11,000 training places in partnership with industry to meet the demand. $40 million immediately with second round funding of $10 million allocated before July 2010.

She said the program continued the Australian Government`s pledge to strengthen national productivity and protect the Australian economy. The rollout of the Enterprise Based Productivity Places Program (EBPPP) will mean more than 2,350 businesses across the nation will have the opportunity to upgrade their workforce to increase the skills of existing workers, especially those on the priority occupations (e.g. resources) list.

Under the EBPPP, Industry Skills Councils will work with small, medium and large enterprises, and industry bodies to help them carry out the training.

Ms Gillard said the national Industry Skills Council network was a perfect fit for the program, with specialised knowledge on the delivery of skills training to help enterprises navigate the vocational education and training system.

The program is part of the larger Productivity Places Program (PPP). It will create training pathways, recognise the existing skills of workers and provide training to increase the skills of the Australian workforce.

To view a list of organisations receiving funding under the EBPPP, visit:


For contact details for the Industry Skills Council, visit:


For further information about the Productivity Places Program visit:


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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