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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need experience to work in a mine?photo 1

  • TP Human Capital has various mining clients who have different role requirements and recruitment needs.
  • Generally if applying for a mining position through TP Human Capital you will need a minimum 2 years experience.

If I don’t have mining experience what can I do?

  • We recommend that you research the mining company’s websites as their HR departments will generally recruit directly for green-skins (inexperienced workers) or traineeships/apprenticeships and then commence their own training.
  • Suitable trades recruited in the Mines that may not require Mining experience – Boilermaker, Diesel Fitter, Light Vehicle (LV) Fitter, Auto-Electrician

What qualifications will help?

  • Trade certificates
  • any machinery and operator tickets or site specific passouts

What inductions are needed?

  • Completing a Generic Mining Induction (GMI) will not guarantee you a mining position and TP Human Capital recommend that you only attend a course once a role has been assigned to you.
  • Each mining company has different site requirements and will specify what is required when you are accepted for work.
  • Courses run regularly and TP Human Capital can assist you with booking any courses once you are successful in a role.
  • These certificates are costly and expire so it best to attend only once they are needed.

If I get my medical beforehand does it help me get the job?

  • Site medical requirements differ and usually specific company paperwork needs to be used so it may not be recognised by other organisations.
  • Medicals expire so it may be a waste of your time and money.

What type of medicals might be required?

  • Medical, including audio (hearing) and spiro (lung function)
  • Drug and alcohol screen (pre-employment and random on-the-job)
  • Blood lead (pre-employment and regularly during employment)
  • Chest X-ray
  • ECG
  • Functional capacity assessments / Physicals

I did a pre-employment medical three months ago, will this be okay?

  • Not necessarily; medicals can have site specific requirements
  • Whether you need to undertake more medicals before starting will be confirmed by the employer.
  • Pre-employment medicals are valid for 12 months. Upon role confirmation, site specifics and medical requirements can be discussed

Fly In, Fly Out (FIFO)

  • Primarily flights to mine sites services by TP Human Capital are from Townsville however there can be opportunities to fly from Brisbane and Cairns

What characteristics do I need?

Fit and healthy

  • A pleasant attitude towards others
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptability
  • Down-to-earth approach
  • Displaying a high degree of safety-first (for yourself and others)

 Suggestion: consider and practise your responses to these interview questions:

  • What do you want to do in mining?
  • Why have you chosen to pursue a career in mining?
  • What have you done to gain a position in mining?
  • What is your availability?
  • Do you have any other commitments that may interfere with your choice?