These four courses were written by a team of WA shift supervisors in an attempt to increase the basic mining knowledge of a new starter to a hardrock mine site. Not only was this an attempt to improve safety it was mostly done to address the constant turnover of new staff.
These are the only courses in Australia that teach you the entry-level jobs that the employers are advertising for. Intro to Underground mining gives you all the important mining knowledge the employers want you to know as a Nipper, Truck Operator, Offsider or member of Service Crew/Paste Crew/Shotcrete Crew on a Hardrock Underground Gold, Nickel, Copper, Silver, Zinc or Base Metals mine.
If you do choose to use our courses in order to assist your break into the industry please know the reason the employers are interviewing and hiring our students is because the courses teach the entry level jobs you will be required to do. Checkout our Wall of Fame page to see the results people have got.
The employers will test you during the interview on what you have learnt, these are not tick and flick courses. You will be required to use what you have been taught on the mine site. We in fact encourage all the employers to test students during the interviews to see if they have absorbed the required information. Get the mining questions right in the interview and meet their other requirements and they hire. Get the mining questions wrong or if you start umming and ahhing before your answers then they will probably move on to the next candidate. It’s that simple if you know how their mine works then you have something to offer the employers.
Full instructions on how to make your resume mining friendly is included, as are interview prep questions and a full run down on where the current jobs are.
We understand how expensive it can be trying to get your first start, we are happy to offer these four courses and seminar for the discounted price of $450 as our Introduction to Underground mining package.
If you want a question answered then leave your details on our Enquiry Form page or on the sponsored Facebook page Australian Mining for New Starters.
The Facebook page also posts jobs that you should be applying for once you have completed the training! It also keeps you updated with industry news.
However, if you want some hands on help, from an experienced person within the industry, then our Workready package offers the help you need.
An Underground Training Shift Boss will oversee the processes required to get you up to speed to give you the best chance at get a start.
This includes redoing your resume, help you understand the mining information, conduct interview prep and come up with a plan, of where and how you are going to apply for jobs to break into the industry.
Designed to provide participants an informative and realistic view of mining life, what is expected of workers once getting to site and what employers expect from workers, a sound knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of a minesite.
“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.