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Mining Australia – Find a Mining Job That’s Right For You

Mining AustraliaThe Australian mining industry is still moving forward.

The demand for jobs outweighs the candidates available to fill them, and that presents some fantastic job opportunities in some of mining Australia`s most coveted territories, including WA, Queensland and New South Wales.

If you`re looking to find a job in Australian mining, it helps to know how the industry is structured and where you`ll most likely fit in.

Mining companies are divided into three areas:

  • Mine operators. These are the big companies with high numbers of staff and high turnover of employees. Typically, there are more jobs available for applicants with little to zero experience, with positions as varied as chefs, bus drivers, drill operators to medics.
  • Exploration companies. These are smaller, more specialized groups of mining companies that are typically looking for experienced workers in the field of mining. These companies are more likely to hire you if you have a transferable skill or qualification, or direct experience within the mining industry itself.
  • Drilling companies. Drilling companies are smaller firms and often require specialist trade skills and certifications, although there is a possibility of finding work as a labourer, field assistant or driller`s assistant. Many of these companies will employ you for 3 month probationary period, with the potential to be hired on a more permanent basis.

Your skill level and experience will dictate which type of mining company you`ll want to seek jobs with. This can help you filter out certain job listings and companies, and only focus on the mining companies that are most likely to want to hire you.

Either way, most of these companies will post job vacancies on websites such as and It`s also worth setting up an email alert for new job postings to get a head start over other applicants.

Of course, like any job application, in order to succeed, you`ll need to apply for a job that matches your skills and represent yourself in the best possible light, from your mining focused resume through to your interview.

If you`re looking to get hired in the Australian mining industry but you`re not sure where to start, or how to improve your chances of an interview and ultimately a landing the job, we`re here to help.

At iMINCO, thousands of people have been shown the way to finding a new career in mining Australia. This includes both Australian residents and migrants who want to find skilled and unskilled jobs in mining. Many people are working in mining jobs and FIFO from the glistening Gold Coast to WA, and many places in between.

Call us today on (07) 5560 2522 and we`ll show you the secrets to finding the right mining job for you, and how to stand out and ultimately get the job.

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Reference: MiningAustralia | Advice for people looking to work in mining in Australia.

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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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