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Unskilled Mining Jobs

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You need a Standard 11 Mining Induction to be eligible for this job. If you don't have one and are not sure what this is, click the Standard 11 Mining Induction link further down the page.

Only applicants with real skills should apply. When sending in your application for the job, be sure to highlight the skills you have which are relevant.

Safety is a high priority in this industry. This job requires you to have a heightened sense of awareness and also appreciate the importance of safety in the workplace.

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What You Need to Know About Unskilled Mining Jobs

Unskilled Mining JobsAre you just like the many thousands of people who don’t have a the luxury of a degree or relevant mining experience, but still wants to get into mining?

If this sounds like you then unskilled mining jobs could be the best way to start off your career in the Australian mining industry.

Despite what others may think, not everyone in the mining industry has a professional degree or years of experience under their belt – it’s quite the opposite.There are thousands of people who have successfully managed to start a career in mining without professional qualifications or experience.

The Demand for Unskilled Labour

The mining industry in Australia is growing at a rapid pace and because of this the demand for unskilled labour has increased considerably. Mining companies are searching for people to fill various unskilled mining jobs vacancies “� from laborers to trades assistants, cleaners and kitchen staff. So, if you are willing to learn and work hard, there are plenty of unskilled mining jobs up for grabs.

The Mining Jobs Opportunities Available For Unskilled People

If you are physically fit and not shy of hard labour, you can become a labourer. If you want something physically less demanding, you can look for unskilled mining jobs like fire sentry, closed space sentry, or trades assistant.

If you have love cooking and have experience in a restaurant or food preparation role or maybe you’re interested in a `behind the scenes` job, you can look for cooking, catering, and cleaning jobs.�

If you have an aptitude for mechanics and you like working outdoors or you’re good with your hands, you can get an unskilled job as a roustabout or trades assistant.

If you have an HR (Heavy Rigid) license, you can look for mining jobs that involve the safe operation of heavy vehicles.�

Other than the ones mentioned above, there are many other unskilled mining jobs that can help you start a career in mining and earn a good wage.

Salary Offered And Career Opportunities – Unskilled Workers

Mining jobs generally pay pretty well. It is one of the main reasons why people just like you, get into the industry. Many of the unskilled mining jobs pay up to $90,000 per year and some jobs pay as much as $150,000 per year.

Mining companies usually offer benefits like food and accommodation for entry level workers, especially when it is a FIFO (fly-in, fly-out) mine site. They also have on-the-job training programs and apprenticeship programs to help you develop the skills required to advance your career. So, the scope for growth is enormous.

Preparing For Unskilled Mining Jobs

Employers commonly look for the following qualities in entry level workers:

  • Physical fitness (you may need a Coal Board Medical for Queensland coal mining jobs)
  • A drug and alcohol free disposition
  • Positive attitude
  • A willingness to learn new skills
  • Willing to travel (FIFO)
  • Willing to work in tough conditions
  • Able to be away from family for extended periods of time
  • Relevant safety and induction courses have been completed
  • Additional courses to help maintain a safe working environment (Work at Heights) + (Confined Spaces)
  • Light vehicle operations and 4WD maintenance

Before you start applying for unskilled mining jobs, you should first decide what area you want to work in. Employers do not care much for applicants who say they will do anything.

So, choose a particular area and a particular position that you think would bring out the best in you. Once you have made the decision, work on acquiring the skills and knowledge required for the position.

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Mining companies usually have on-the-job mining training programs to prep you for the job.

Still, it is a good idea to complete the Standard 11 Induction Training training course to get a head start on your career. Most mining companies also require you to have a clean police record and a valid driver`s license.

Getting Started

Unskilled mining jobs act as a starting point and help you get a foot in the door. They give you an opportunity to start at the bottom and work your way up the ladder.

If you are willing to work hard, learn on the job, and acquire new skills quickly, you will have a bright future in the industry.

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  1. Todd Gooding February 7, 2016 Reply

    Hi There,

    I am looking for some unskilled work in QLD. I have a working holiday visa and am currently in Cairns. Are you able to help at all?



  2. callum February 7, 2016 Reply

    hi I’m wanting to work in Australia in the mining industry I am not skilled and don’t pass for a 457 visa as I have checked I only have my nvq level 2 in the motor trade. I’m an accident damaged recovery driver Monday to Friday and I have a sarturday job as a mechanic. I also have family that live in Australia and have been there for 30 years

    • Author
      John February 8, 2016

      Hi Callum, thanks for your question. I’d have to be honest here and say the chances of getting into the mines in Australia are not as open as they used to be 3 years ago. Back then you could have possibly walked into a job as a driver of some sort, or even as an entry-level operator. If you don’t have a 457 visa, then the chances are very slim of working. Best advice is to come to Australia for a holiday,then see what your employment options are. Some companies will sponsor you for a period of time, however this is reserved for more skilled workers who have qualifications and a skill set that is in high demand in Australia and can not be filled by a local person.

      Keep your options open and perhaps think about up-skilling yourself into a career that could be on the 457 list of most wanted.

      Good luck with finding your dream job Callum.

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  3. lenny Jason pavanaris May 4, 2015 Reply

    Looking forward to work for mining company and I am from malaysia

    • Author
      John May 8, 2015

      Hi Lenny, it’s not easy just to come to Australia and get a job mate! There are a few hoops to jump through first. Find out about 457 visa’s first to see if you qualify for one. You need a skill that is in high demand in Australian mines and one that can not be completed by a current Australian resident or citizen. If you can meet these requirements, then you’ll have what it takes to get to the next phase of the process – immigration.

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