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Mining Courses Can Help You Get The Job You`re After

Mining CoursesMining courses are one of the best tools any individual can use to help get a toehold in the industry and getting a good head start is important, as jobs in the mines are at a premium. This is a progressive industry, especially in Australia, and jobs pay well, so they are highly sought after. That means anything you can do to give yourself an edge is well worth consideration.

Fortunately, the Australian mining industry is equally interested in hiring skilled, well trained individuals so there are many opportunities available for mine employees to get the education they need. There are a wide range of schools and organisations offering training in almost every facet of the industry, from lab work to hands on mine work.

There are mining courses available that teach specific skills needed for on-site jobs such as dump truck driving and machine operating. Each individual job has very specific requirements and in order to keep the site running smoothly and productively, it is vital that every employee be properly trained in every aspect of their job.

Of course, in an industry as inherently dangerous as mining, safety must always be a primary concern and so this is one of the most common areas in which people are trained. There are strict OH&S standards that must be followed on all sites, whether open pit or underground, and there are a number of courses offered that help teach individuals about these standards and how to adhere to them.

When it comes to mining courses, those covering health and safety topics are among the most important. Every worker needs to not only know how to safely do his/her job, but also how to react properly in the case of an emergency. Proper response can mean the difference between life and death in a serious incident and that is covered in most induction training.

There are specifics such as first aid and medical treatment that are covered along with how to properly communicate with other parts of the mine operation. Communication is key to the proper function of any mine site, both at times of crises and on an everyday basis. The more smoothly things run, the more productive the mine will be and that is the primary goal of every company.

So the bottom line for any individual looking to gain employment in the mines or to advance in their current job is to take the proper mining courses. With the right knowledge at your fingertips, you`ll be better equipped to do your job and by being willing to participate in this kind of training, you`ll be proving that you are just the kind of eager and trustworthy employee a company would want.

There are many exciting opportunities waiting for you in Australia`s rich mining industry. You can start your career off the right way by getting training in the area you are most interested in. This will put you ahead of the competition and prepare you for a long and productive career in the mines!iminco logo

Mining Courses

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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