In alignment with `Closing the Gap` initiatives, BHP Billiton Nickel West has implemented a strategy that aims to address employment balance at their operations.

Theyencourage a diverse workforce with equal opportunities for all employees. An element of their approach to workplace diversity is their Indigenous Participation Strategy.

To kickit all off, BHP Billiton Nickel West is in the process of facilitating their `Tamalarri` Work Readiness Program. Tamalarri is a Western Desert word meaning: Standing Ready.

This program is for local Aboriginal job seekers to gain the skills, training and capabilities needed to sustain employment at BHP Billiton Nickel West.

14 week training program beginning in June


Theprogram will commence in June 2011. The course consists of a six-week training program involving three elements: `Myself`, `Myself and My Work` and `My Work`, followed by eight weeks on-the-job training giving the participants the chance to experience working life.

Their intention is that after the participants have completed the 14 week program,they will have a pool of talented people trained and ready to enter full-time roles within BHP Billiton Nickel West.

Mining Job Information

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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