Indigenous Australia will have more opportunities in Queensland`s mining sector following a Government partnership with the industry to works towards sustainable economic development of indigenous Australians.
Minister for indigenous employment and economic development Mark Arbib, minister for indigenous affairs Jenny Macklin and Queensland`s mining minster Stirling Hinchliffe said the Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal and State Governments and the Queensland Resources Council is “great news for Indigenous jobseekers in Queensland”ť.
“The size of Queensland`s resource sector will ensure Indigenous Australians have access to real job opportunities and skills that are transferable in an industry in need of skilled workers.”ť said Arbib.
“The resources sector is well-placed to create job opportunities for Indigenous workers, especially in the North West, with a number of major mining projects in the pipeline.”ť
Arbib added that the new MoU ensure that Indigenous communities and stakeholders are involved and consulted in the development of any plans and projects.
Meaningful indigenous jobs in the resource sector
”This is not training for training`s sake. The agreement unites governments, industry, employment providers and local communities to skilling Indigenous Australians and placing them into long term and meaningful jobs in the resource sector,”ť he said.
Local member for Mount Isa, Betty Kiernan, said the MoU will create jobs and job opportunities for people in the North West Minerals Province.
“It`s a win for Indigenous people and a win for industry. It doesn`t get much better than that,”ť Kiernan said.
Companies already taking part in the program include BHP Billiton, Xstrata, MMG Century and Incitec Pivot.
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 worldâ€™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 Queenslandâ€™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.