Fly in fly out mining jobs for Gold Coast - iMINCO Mining Training Information

Fly in fly out mining jobs for Gold Coast

Queensland`s resource sector is involved in discussions with Gold Coast Airport on a deal that would see 2000 Gold Coast mining workers flying out to jobs in Queensland and NSW on a Monday and return on the weekend.

Mining companies now have a short Expression of Interest period to negotiate individually with flight operators to sign up for regular services to ferry workers to areas such as Mackay, Gladstone and Emerald. Individual airport lounges would be set up for mining companies.

The Gold Coast Airport, Gold Coast Tourism and Business GC started work on the fly in fly out plan for the city in April as a way of tapping into the resources boom and boosting employment opportunities.

“The whole thing is a win-win for both parties involved, the mining companies can’t get enough workers and we need the jobs,” mayor Ron Clarke said.

Mining Company Negotiations

Gold Coast Airport boss Paul Donovan started negotiations with the airlines in May, but the plan still needs approval by the mining companies.

Mine workers are already living on the Gold Coast and flying out to Mount Isa and Perth for work.

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  1. Azriel Kocsmar July 25, 2011 Reply

    I am trying to find out how would you find out about finding out about the fly in fly out jobs for the mines from the gold coast, ive been trying to get into the mines for the past 3 years and have spent a thousand dollars in tickets to try and get into the mines.

    • Pete - iMINCO July 25, 2011

      Hi Azriel
      Keep an eye out in the Gold Coast Bulletin and the iMINCO website for any updates on the progress of the fly in fly out from the Gold Coast. It is looking promising but there are a few more hurdles for the council to overcome.
      Have a look at the resume tips to make sure your resume is relevant and giving you the best opportunity to find a job in the mines. Unfortunately you do need to invest in courses and tickets so you give your self the best chance….once you get the job you will make that back in no time.
      Pete iMINCO
      Re: fly in fly out from the Gold Coast

  2. Toby Young July 24, 2011 Reply

    Hi, I was just looking at the mines and would like to know about how to make a start by getting a job.

    • Pete - iMINCO July 25, 2011

      Hi Toby
      there are a number of things you need to consider when looking to work in the mines. Ensure you have a mining related resume firstly and if you need to do any mining courses to make yourself more employable. The underground mining course has been very successful for new starters.
      Re: mining courses

  3. Armie Tumu July 22, 2011 Reply

    That’s great news for the Gold Coast,where I now reside,after moving up here from Victoria.But I’m still unemployed since Sept last year,my question is,where are the courses which are fully funded by the Govt to those of us unemployed who are capable,have a good resume from their last job,willing & capable of learning new skills in the mining industry?

    • Pete - iMINCO July 25, 2011

      Hi Armie
      Each job search agency is able to allocate funds for training. Chat to them about your eligibility then discuss this with our course manager who can advise on the best course for you to do.
      Pete iMINCO
      RE: funding for mining courses

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