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36.7% of QLD mining job applicants don’t have a Standard 11

iMINCO recently reviewed mining resumes we received for operators in Queensland. These jobs were advertised on online mining jobs boards.

The job ads [SEEK, JORA, Indeed, Adzuna] were targeted at mining operators to work in the Bowen Basin mining region of Queensland; and listed one of the requirements as being a current Standard 11 qualification. It’s not uncommon to see 30-40% of the jobs advertised that ask for a current Standard 11 Induction certificate as well as other site-specific inductions such as BMA.

So let’s be clear about this…

The chances of you getting a start on a mine site in Queensland without having a Standard 11 are very slim.

In fact we’d say it was almost impossible to get on site.

Whether you are just starting out applying for mining jobs, or maybe you are a contractor need to get on site to work; either way, if you want to work in Queensland on a mine site (coal or metaliferous, or even in a quarry), you must have a current Standard 11. (they’re 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).

Book a Standard 11 online here,

or a Standard 11 refresher here.




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.

Standard 11 Mining Induction

The Standard 11 is a workplace health and safety package for the Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII).

If your job means you must access a Queensland coal mine site - you'll need a Standard 11.

The Standard 11 covers essential safety and procedures training designed to keep you and other workers safe from injury and harm when working on site.

There are 6 units of study (competency) in the Standard 11. This course can not be completed online. Find out more about how you can complete the Standard 11 Mining Induction at a location close to you

You can book your course here and we will find a training provider close to your location - we do all the work for you.


  1. Andrew July 6, 2015 Reply

    I’m looking for a Dump truck operator job

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