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Working with an Employment Agency for Mining Jobs

Employment Agency for Mining Jobs If you are looking for a career in Australia's lucrative mining industry, then you should look into registering with an employment agency.  Whether you are a seasoned miner looking to change companies or you're looking to start a job in the mines, employment agencies are often an important tool in…

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Working at Heights Training Keeps You Safer

Working at Heights Training Working at heights training enhances workplace safety.  Basic and advanced training courses and certifications help reduce serious accidents in the workplace.  Over 1,200 falls from heights are reported by Australian employers every year.  Fortunately, most are not serious.  Working at heights training helps to reduce the number and seriousness of these…

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What is Confined Space Training and Why do You need it?

The Edge of Confined Space Training Now is the time to get confined space training!  True, many employers will pay for and arrange classes for their miners, but you have to get hired first.  The job market is extremely competitive for mining jobs right now; you want your resume to stand out from the pack. …

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Is a FIFO Job Right for You?

The FIFO Job A FIFO job is one that is located too far away for a daily commute so workers live in worksite camps for weeks at a time.  Professional counselors report that although all workers are aware of the terms of a 'fly-in fly-out' job, most are not prepared for the way it actually…

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After the Boom: The State of Mining Jobs in Australia

The State of Mining Jobs in Australia In recent years, mining jobs in Australia have taken a significant hit; constant news about lay-offs may have you discouraged about the chances of landing an entry-level mining job in Australia.  Never fear!  Although the mining industry may have taken a significant hit, new mines are still being…

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Opportunities for Women in Mining

Demand for Women in Mining Industry is Increasing The mining industry in Australia faces a critical shortage in skills even as the job growth level is set to increase. There are a lot of mining jobs for women but currently the jobs filled women are only 18% of the total. Increasing the women in mining…

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Mining Employment Cycle

The Mining Job Cycle If you’re trying to decide what mining jobs are for you it’s important to understand mining employment cycle throughout the life of a mine. The different stages in a mine life require different skill levels; engineering is a skill set that is needed at all stages of mine development.  Even foreign…

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Top 5 Mining TAFE Courses

If you want to get a leg up on the competition for a mining job, start by looking into these mining TAFE courses. TAFE institutes are located all over the country and are owed by the various states and territories.  The classes are recognized nationally throughout Australia as vocational certificates awarded for concentrated study in…

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Top 10 Training Courses for Entry Level Mining Jobs

The mining industry in Australia is undoubtedly one of the most vibrant, however the large majority of unexperienced workers find it hard to get a job in the industry. We are bombarded with news of skill shortages and the need for more skilled labour yet it’s almost impossible to find a company who is willing…

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New Jobs in Coal Mining as Northern Star uncovers coal in the Pilbara

The potential for new jobs related to coal mining exists as Northern Star Resources discovers a vast coal reserve while searching for gold in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The discovery is located little more than 100 kilometres from its existing Paulsens gold mine. The coal deposit was discovered when the gold mine performed some reconnaissance…

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