36.7% of advertised Queensland mining job applicants don’t have a current or valid Standard 11
The job ads [SEEK, JORA, Indeed, Adzuna] were targeted at mining operators to work in the Bowen Basin region of Queensland; and listed one of the requirements to be a current Standard 11.
For those who don’t know what the Standard 11 is; it’s a Work Health and Safety training program made up of 6 units of competency.
Briefly; this is what the Standard 11 course is made up of;
- General mining overview
- General safety
- Managing workplace hazards
- Risk management
- Isolation and tagging procedures
- Traffic and mobile equipment procedures
- Emergency procedures
- Life saving first aid
- Fire fighting and fire prevention
- The environment
- The work process
It’s not uncommon to see 30-40% of the jobs advertised asking for a current Standard 11 as well as other site-specific inductions such as the BMA Induction.
Whether you are just starting out applying for mining jobs, or maybe you are a contractor who needs to be on site; either way, if you want to work in Queensland on a mine site, you must have a current Standard 11.
(The Standard 11 is valid for 5 years and if you don’t let it lapse more than 6 months, you can do a refresher for a fraction of the cost).
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.
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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.
You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.