Mining companies will still look for workers who don`t mind working away from home, in remote locations for long periods at a time.
Whether you`re a truck driver, a driller, a chef or even a child minder, there are many mining jobs in this industry that are waiting to be snapped up, including jobs that require no experience at all.
However, to stand the best possible chance of getting a mining job, there are 5 certifications that you`ll want to consider getting, all of which can be taken in a few days (and for a few hundred bucks in most cases.)
- Mining Induction (Mining Safety)
- Four Wheel Drive
- Confined Spaces
- Work At Heights
- A Medical Examination
You don`t need them all, but the more the merrier.
But what if you can`t afford ““ or are simply unable ““ to get these certifications?
Don`t worry, there`s still hope. In fact, there are dozens of mining jobs that require no mining experience such as bus drivers, cleaners, security, cooks and so much more. Additionally, your current skills could be transferable to this industry too. You could already be exactly what some mining companies are looking for!
Want to find out if you`re in demand? Need to see if you`re able to get a job with no experience? Or do you simply want to discuss your options for mining jobs based on your qualifications and/or experience?
iMINCO is a specialist Australian mining employment company with years of experience in finding where the high paid mining jobs are in all states and territories.
Call iMINCO today on 0403 560 594 and we`ll give you honest advice on whether you`re eligible – plus we’ll show you where to find the best paid mining jobs, how to successfully apply for them and how to increase your chance of getting an interview.
We`ve helped thousands of people find mining jobs in Australia and there`s no reason why we can`t do the same for you.
Some courses you can do if you`re thinking of applying for mining jobs in Australia
- Standard 11 Mining Induction (recommended)
- Dump Truck / Haul Truck Driver Course
- A Heavy Rigid (HR) licence (not essential in Qld, but often seen as favourable in WA for haul truck jobs)
- Working at Heights (recommended)
- Enter and Work in Confined Spaces (recommended)
- 4WD License or Light Vehicle Course. (recommended)
Reference: Mining jobs Australia | Advice for people looking to work in the mines in Australia.
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.
Standard 11 Mining Induction
The Standard 11 is a course that provides skill and knowledge required for working in surface coal mines under the QLD Mining Inspectorate Recognised Standard 11.
If your job means you must access a Queensland coal mine site - you'll need a Standard 11.
The Standard 11 covers essential safety training designed to keep you and other workers safe from injury and harm when working on site.
You can book your course online and we will find a training provider close to your location - we do all the work for you.