All mines in Western Australia currently operate under the Western Australia Mining Act, the only dedicated mining act in Australia. All other states in Australia fall under their individual states Workpace Health and Safety Legislation guidelines. If mining companies are operating mines in Western Australia and other states, they must operate under the strongest safety legislation, being the Western Australian Mining Act.
A Western Australian Ticketed Shift Supervisor is a person deemed competent by the WA Mines Department to be able to run an underground Hardrock mine crew in Australia. This is also an recognised qualification worldwide and is highly respected. To be eligible to apply for a Shift Supervisor ticket, a minimum 5 years underground experience is required and sit a written and practical exam with an exceptional result. To gain a W.A shift bosses qualification requires a bare minimum of 5 years experience- in writing, & to go through an in-depth 3 hour exam- & 60+ percent of applicants fail on their first attempt.
All our courses have been developed and written by qualified Shift Supervisors.
Mining is Hiring Now
There is 50 hours of important information that you can learn for yourself in the DIY Introduction to Underground mining package linked below. It will not only make it much easier to get a start but it will ensure you have all the information and tools you need to make a career out of it. If you don’t want to become a statistic, then education is key
“Workready” includes the 4 online Underground Training courses, the Australian mining seminar, a full resume review/redo with training and interview prep. Having access to someone with so much experience within the industry to prep you, is a huge advantage in getting your start.