More adult mining apprenticeships will be offered in high-demand trades to help Queenslanders take advantage of the resources boom.
The plan is the result of two mining summits last year. Premier Anna Bligh has outlined a new plan to help fill a projected 40,000 new mine jobs by 2020.
The plan recommends more adult mining apprenticeships, resource-sector employment coordinators in regional centres, and high school [mining focused] programs to fast-track students into further education and training for mining jobs.
“We want to make sure that Queenslanders come first, and the best way to do that is to give them the skills to take advantage of these mining opportunities,” Ms Bligh told parliament recently.
Mining benefits belong to every Queenslander
“Everyone needs to share in the benefit … this should be for all of us …
“Our future can’t be carved up and dished out to the privileged few, the well-connected or those born to rule. It belongs to every Queenslander.”
Coal mining is booming in the Galilee and north Bowen basins, and the coal seam gas industry is steaming ahead in the Surat Basin and in Gladstone.
More adult mining apprenticeships for Qld
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.
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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.