“There is still a high demand for equipment operators on mine, resource and civil sites and the opportunities for rewarding employment still look promising in 2015.”
Employers, when choosing operators focus on four main areas:
- Realistic Training
The better the hands on dump truck training the better chance you have of getting one of the highly sought-after positions.
This comprehensive dump truck (Haul Truck) course is better than a dump truck traineeship because it will teach you exactly what you need to know so you can be a valuable asset to a mining company or subcontractor.
The training course is run on a simulated mine site (with a current mining lease in place) where you will interact with excavators, water trucks, light vehicles and other machinery.
This is a realistic mining experience.
- You will be breathalysed prior to training each day
- You will need to conform to mine standards
- You will learn how to correctly park vehicles
- User mobile phones safely
- You will wear the appropriate PPE
- You will attend morning briefings and pre-start checks…plus a whole lot more.
This training course will also help you demonstrate your safety knowledge, whether it is in the interview room or on site you, will be able to show that you are a safety-motivated operator.
POS comms (Positive communication) is one of the cornerstones of their safety first approach and is embedded in all their training. Employers regard POS comms as an essential skill that makes a difference to your job prospects.
This dump truck course exceeds the requirements of the unit of competency (RIIMPO311D – Conduct Rigid Haul Truck Operations).
Qualified operators who can demonstrate a wide range of driving experience and training will more than likely be favoured by mining companies, over those who have not had night time operations experience.
Applying for dump truck operator positions and showing the night time driving and training on a resume, could make a significant difference to the outcome.
These aspects of the training course will dramatically improve your chances of getting a well paid mining job.
Every dump truck trainee can expect:
- Benefits of the 100ha off-site training centre (it prepares you for working in a mining environment)
- A carefully designed, intensive course for maximum time behind the wheel.
- Real driving experience in realistic mining conditions (a key thing employers look at).
- Instruction on defensive driving
- Skidpan control lessons
- A 400m haul road straight (which is unusual in training environments).
- Emergency braking (to show employers you can handle their trucks).
- Includes black coal competency.
- A nationally recognised unit of competency so you can work anywhere in Australia.
- Post training job support to help you increase your opportunity of getting a haul truck job.
This includes a members only website where you get access to the latest mining news and information you’d simply never have time to find on your own.
We believe you need to be MIND ready and not just MINE ready to work in the industry. The course trainers focus on getting you ready for your mining career and they make you aware of the social, emotional, psychological and cultural aspects of working in a fast-paced mining environment.
Whilst there is a continuing push for companies to hire new starters, the more similar experience you can get, the more likely you will be of securing a long-term position. The Industry Pathways post training job support helps you find these job opportunities.
Some people prefer to look for a dump truck traineeship, although this type of training can help you get into the mining industry as a dump truck driver, new starters who have proven they have the right attitude and have invested heavily in themselves often stand a better chance of a position.
Industry Pathways are there to help you with your career pathway and journey. Your training will be engaging and enjoyable:
Pre-booking this course is essential to avoid missing out
Dump Truck Course Queensland
Course name: RIIMPO311A Conduct Haul Truck Operations
The RTO conducting the training will be Industry Pathways (#32513).
The course is held close to Ipswich, west of Brisbane, Queensland.
The realistic mine site is huge, totaling around 100ha, with long haul road circuits so you can really get to experience the power of the haul truck.
There are plenty of challenging driving conditions, including declines, inclines and a range of different substrates so you can really learn what is required to drive haul trucks on a real mine site.
- Download the CAT Haul Truck manual to get a feel for the types of dump trucks you’ll be driving on this course.
- Location Map for the Dump Truck Course – Chum Street, Dinmore, Queensland.
Dump Truck Combination Course (Extras)
Dump Truck Course + Mining Induction (recognised Standard 11) + Light Vehicle Course
Call for details as this course has limited spots.
How often are the dump truck courses run?
The dump truck course is run every week, although the spots fill up fast. Once you’ve booked your spot, Industry Pathways will co-ordinate with you on the times and dates that best suits your time-frame and availability.
Please note: Basic English, reading and writing skills are necessary due to safety requirements on mine sites. You will not be accepted at the course should you not have these basic skills.
You can also do courses on other machinery such as front end loader, bobcat, and dozer.
Book your spot on the course by filling out the form below
…or call (07) 5520 2522
If you have any questions before you book your dump truck course, you can always email us at info @ iminco.net.
Please read the refund policy before booking this course.
As iMINCO is an information provider and not an RTO, we utilise the extensive training and industry experience of Industry Pathways (NPN: 32513), who are a leading provider of mining training.
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