The next 5 years will see a 41% increase in production in mining, meaning a corresponding lift in operational and maintenance jobs.
As a result of massive expenditure on expansion projects in the past 10 years, miners had lost productivity, but now were having to concentrate on that area due to less investment, lower commodity prices and a high Australian dollar.
The mining sector will be contributing almost 20% to Australia`s GDP by 2018.
Credit: BIS Shrapnel
Mining jobs in the operational sector have risen to 184,000 to date, and over the next 5 years are expected to rise a further 11%
Over the next five years, operational mining employment is expected to rise a further 11 per cent to over 204,000.
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.
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Recommended mining courses to take to make you more employable in the mines
- Standard 11 Mining Induction† (recommended)
- Working at Heights† (recommended)
- Enter and Work in Confined Spaces (recommended)
- 4WD License or Light Vehicle Course. (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)
Reference: Mining†Australia | Advice for people looking to work in mining in Australia.