Skills shortage in mining jobs addressed

Skills shortage in mining addressed

Governments and businessare grappling with the growing demand for skilled labor in the oil and gas industries. This week a national conference in Darwin, Australia outlined strategies to deliver the workforcethat will be required in the resource sector over the next decade.

Phillip Bullock, Chairman of Skills Australia said he expects 20,000-30,000 jobs in the construction phase of the existing and planned projects and a reduction of jobs when they move to operations. Most of these projects will need a workforce for 20-25 years of the project lifespan.

Local training will be high on the list by for the inevitable imported workforce in the construction phase, to be sure the projects reach their operational phase.

Chris Richardson of Access Economics said there is almost $200 billion in resource projects in the pipeline and Australia needs to move fast to take advantage of this boom time, which is creating wealth, mining oil and gas jobs and tax cuts for all Australians.

Reporter: Alison Middleton
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Source: 7.30 NT – ABC News 24

iMINCO mining information

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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