Dump truck driving jobs are some of the most talked about opportunities when it comes to entry level mining positions, but unless you have some form of driving experience you will most likely never get a response to your applications. That is why this article is going to look into dump truck training courses in Queensland and see what they offer and how much they cost. Firstly, it is important to note that no dump truck course is going to guarantee you a mining job. It is just a way for you to get some form of qualification and show potential employers that you are proactive. There are limited opportunities available for dump truck traineeships, but competition for these positions are very competitive and almost impossible to land.
What Is Involved In One Of The Training Courses?
The typical dump truck driver course ranges from 3-5 days in length and range in price from $1,900 to $3,500. Be sure to select a course that results in nationally recognised, such as the RIIMPO311A ‘Conduct Haul Truck Operations’ certification. Most dump truck courses have a strong emphasis on practical training, where you get to operate the same machines as you would be using in the mines. You are required to have a current Australian drivers license.
Dump Truck Training Courses In Queensland
Below you will find a list of current dump truck training providers that you may wish to contact.
- OHSA – 5 Days & $3,500
- New Horizons – 5 Days & $2,900
- iMINCO – 5 Days & $3,890
- Crystal Training – 5 Days & $3,000
If you are interested in working in the mines and are willing to invest in yourself to gain employment, then dump truck training courses are one of the ways that you can set yourself ahead of applicants with no experience. It is a great idea when talking to these training companies, to ask if the provide any services after the completion of the training. Obviously a company that will help with job placement would be a very helpful benefit.