Standard courses required for new and existing workers in the mining industry
The mining sector is still without a doubt one of the biggest money making industries. In mining, workers sometimes have the option of moving close to the mine, doing fly in fly out (FIFO) work or if you’re lucky, you already live close to a mine.
Jobs in mining are available for new entrants and it remains a great industry to move up the ladder if you’re a career driven person. There are some qualifications that are essential to have if you are looking to move into, or move up in the mining industry.
This course sets the basis for work in the mines. Although almost all sites will require you to complete site-specific inductions, just like any other industry, having a Standard 11 Mining Induction qualification can see you stand out from other entrant operator applications who have not already completed this qualification. The induction covers safe work practices, communicating in teams, risk control and First Aid procedures. Do you already know all of this stuff? The Standard 11 Mining Induction is also available through RPL.
If you already work in the mining industry and are looking to take your next step in your career, the S1, S2, S3 Mining Supervisor course could be the edge that you need. This course assists you to develop your skills in becoming a Mine Safety and Health Representative and oversee the safety and procedures of the mine and those who work within it. You will be able to communicate well with your team, investigate incidents and report on and analyse actions required to implement safer procedures. If you’re already leading teams in this way in the mining sector, RPL is also available.
These are the two basic qualifications required of new or existing workers in the mining industry but there is plenty of other qualifications that can be attained to increase your skill and job prospects. Check out the full range of mining courses on our website today.