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