Any mining companies who are looking to employ foreign labour to fill skills gaps will need to advertise jobs on the federal government jobs board for mining to give Australians first crack at new mining jobs.
The resources sector jobs board for mining went live last Sunday.
Mining magnate Gina Rinehart, who in addition to employing Australian workers, has secured approval to employ up to 1700 foreign workers at her Roy Hill iron ore project in Western Australia. She will be required to use the site to recruit Australian workers for Roy Hill mining jobs during construction.
“Companies and contractors recruiting overseas workers through enterprise migration agreements will be required to use the jobs board to demonstrate that suitably qualified Australians are given the first opportunity to apply for available jobs,” Workplace Minister Bill Shorten said.
The mining jobs board website was a step in the right direction to address the labour shortage. The Unions have been fiercely opposed to the granting of enterprise migration agreements, but the opportunity with this jobs board has helped things.
The ACTU, the peak union, boss Dave Oliver said the site will help alleviate concerns about guest workers being brought to Australia without Australians being offered the positions first.”Those concerns arose from a lack of assurances that any process was in place to assess the resources sector’s skilled and semi-skilled labour requirements,” he said.
“At the time of the announcement, there had been no independent evidence to back up claims by mining magnates like Gina Rinehart that there aren’t enough Australian workers to meet the needs of future resources projects.”
The Governments Mining Jobs Board can be found at jobsearch.gov.au/resourcesectorjobs.
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 worldâ€™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 Queenslandâ€™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.
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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.
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