Truck driver mining jobs - haul truck driving course

Truck Driver Mining Jobs

Truck drivers use heavy vehicles such as haul packs to transport goods and materials from one area to another. Truck drivers in the minerals industry may perform the following tasks:

  • Check brakes, oil, tyres, electrical systems, water, hydraulics and air;
  • Load, or  supervise loading,  material onto the truck;
  • Transport material to destination, and
  • Maintain log books.


Dump Truck Operator: $60,000 “” $105,000+


Entry is generally through a nationally recognised haul truck training course (RIIMPO311A ““ Conduct Haul Truck Operations), a traineeship and/or at least 1 year`s relevant experience.

Mining companies and contractors are the main employers of truck drivers in the mining industry.

Here is a link to more information on a Dump Truck Course you can undertake to work in the Australian mines


  1. Chloe March 4, 2015 Reply

    Hi my name is Chloe
    I have finished year 12 and was looking for jobs in the mines but not sure what to do or how to apply. If someone could give me some advice or direction on what to do that would be grateful. thank you!

    • John March 11, 2015

      Hi Chloe and thanks for your question.

      The best advice we can give you is to download the iMINCO ebooks on mining and mining jobs. They are packed with information to help you.

      Go to the iMINCO mining ebooks page and download the ones you need.

      Good luck with your future career in mining.

      iMINCO Mining Information
      r.e. looking for information on mining in Australia

  2. Darryl Black March 20, 2011 Reply

    Hi my names darryl and i got into a training programme to get my Dump truck operators ticket and black coal (surface) out of hundreds i made it to the final 12 and after 4 mths of intense traning on the job and in the classroom!! I passed and became Qualified to operate dump trucks!! we were to get a job with goldings but they said because of the down turn in the aconomy only some were given a job!! I am a non smoker a non drinker and want to be a good provider to my kids and a good roll model and i am an indigenous man from Australia!! i am a hard worker and feel that if a company out there gives me a job i will be one of there best assetts ever!! Contact me if you have a vacancy!! Sincerly Darryl Black. My Ph number is 04881927**

  3. John July 27, 2010 Reply

    Hi i am trying to get into the mines
    I have my Generic Black coal induction & medical
    My dump truck Competency for Quarry work
    MNQ.OP/23A a Front end load Ticket my WHO&S
    in construction CERT III in construction
    But can’t get my foot in the door i have already spent a lot of money
    Can you help

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