Mining jobs for indigenous Australians.
A program conducted in Kempsey, NSW, to train indigenous workers for resource jobs in the Pilbara, has won a further $400,000 in funding, following training and placement of 93 men and women from northern NSW into FIFO jobs in Pilbara projects, including dump truck drivers, OHS representatives, scaffolders and first aid officers.
Independent MP Rob Oakeshott said the scheme was a spectacular model for future schemes.
“It’s a good program and a place-based model of success,” he said. “Too often Canberra tells people how things are going to happen and that’s especially so in the areas of Aboriginal affairs and employment services.
“This is a reverse of that.
“It has come from the community and has grown organically and Canberra is, thankfully, looking like backing it in,”ť he said.
Workers who found mining jobs by the scheme had a 100 per cent retention rate.
Mr Oakeshott said another $1.6 million would be used to establish three similar projects (mining skills and mine-ready training) in the region in the coming months.
Indigenous Pilbara mine training scheme a success. More mining jobs for the Pilbara
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.
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 MineStarâ„˘
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.
You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.