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Resource 101 Australia

“Resource Mining 101” courses will be offered to Queenslanders by the State Government to meet skills shortages in the resource sector.

It is projected that the resources industry could create a further 38,000 jobs over the next four years.

Premier Anna Bligh will call mining bosses and mayors to a new jobs summit this month to help the industry fill labour shortfalls with Queenslanders, ahead of workers from interstate.

Ms Bligh hopes to convince thousands of unemployed people in Cairns, Hervey Bay and the Gold Coast to tap into the mining boom.

The Government will set up a co-ordination role to identify job opportunities within the sector and help link unemployed people to the high-paying work.

This will include helping people get training needed to work in the industry.

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“Right now we’ve got big mining projects hungry for labour, hungry for skills and we’ve got parts of Queensland with higher unemployment,” Ms Bligh said.

“I think the size and scale of what we are on the cusp of is hard for people to grasp … in the gas industry alone in the next three years, three companies will between them spend $55 billion.”

Ms Bligh said the August 16 summit at the Gold Coast would help determine what opportunities could be found for the 57,000 unemployed in the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay-Burnett and Far Northern regions.

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  1. Toni August 19, 2011 Reply

    I live in Hervey Bay and would love to find out more about this course as I”m trying to get in to the Mining industry…

  2. neville wainwright August 14, 2011 Reply

    can you please email the above address as soon as more information becomes available on the mining 101 course
    many thanks
    neville wainwright

  3. Julia August 13, 2011 Reply

    i am an unemployed single mother and i want to be apart of these courses . How can i enroll ? when will they start?

  4. Jason Wilson August 13, 2011 Reply

    What if you are already working but still want to work in the mines,I have children so I have to do what ever it takes to support them.I have been applying for jobs in the mines for the past 18 months,I have done the induction courses(three of them at $300 each)as well as have an HR licence.They talk about a shortage of workers but it seems they want experienced people but are not keen on giving people the chance to prove themselves.Any contacts or advice about how to get that foot in the door would be great.Thank for the updates.

  5. Ken Holland August 12, 2011 Reply

    I have been applying every week for eighteen months for a job in the mines and I can’t score a laborer,s job or a job driving trucks. I have done my generic inductions,however, unsuccessful. Would it be my age that would be deterring recruiters? I am 51.



  6. Nicolle August 12, 2011 Reply

    I’m living in WA but you seem to have all your courses in QLD .. is there any chance of getting some courses over here in Perth? Thanks

  7. mathew arnold August 10, 2011 Reply

    I am enquiring into the 101 mining course. I am in year 11 and leaving school. I am very interested in going into the mining sector. Can you please advise me of this course. I am willing to travel.

    • Pete - iMINCO August 11, 2011

      HI Mathew
      We will have more details on the mining 101 information night on the website soon. Check out the mining work ready program if you want to learn everything about the mining industry
      Pete iMINCO
      RE: mining 101

  8. Scott Heaven August 9, 2011 Reply

    I was wondering if you have the required information that is needed to get the training assistance, I have been trying to gain work in the mining industry for over twelve months but because i dont have money to do courses travel etc i have hit brick walls at every turn would much appreciate some help and advice on where to go and what to do there are so many time wasters around that are only in it for the money not to help thank you for your time

    • Pete - iMINCO August 11, 2011

      Hi Scott
      I am not sure what training assistance you mean? The mining 101 is a course to give people knowledge of the mining industry which will give them opportunities. There is still a need for people to have some sort of skills or at least a mining induction when applying for mining jobs. I think the mining 101 will count towards getting ahead of other applicants. I hope the free pages on this website have been able to help you.
      Pete iMINCO
      RE: mining 101 course

    • brian August 14, 2011

      i totally agree scott, ive been applying for mining jobs for approximately 12 months also, only for the unskilled labouring jobs as i don’t have $2000 sitting under my pillow waiting to spend on a ticket which is required for the mining industry, ive asked for feedback from applications and they have informed me that i require a generic induction course as well as a ticket in dump truck, workinng at heights, or working within confined spaces tickets which cost well over $3000, i am ready to just go back to study within another industry as no mining company wants to employ me

  9. sam August 8, 2011 Reply

    when are theese training courses goin to start?? ..and how do we enroll???

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