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Rising vacancies in Australia’s mining sector counteract employment trends


The latest analysis of internet job vacancies commissioned by the MCA shows that 2,500 more mining jobs were on offer in the last quarter.

An independent labor market analysis by Qualski shows 16,751 additional job openings identified as mining-related between June 2021 and August 2021, which is an increase from the 14,201 job openings identified in previous quarter (March to May 2021).

This significant increase in vacancies in the mining sector was in stark comparison with a decline in vacancies in all industries, attributable to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australian mining has continued to operate during the pandemic, in part thanks to the national resource sector COVID-19 protocol developed in March 2020, providing high-paying and secure jobs to more than 256,000 people.

Additionally, Australia’s mining industry generated $ 299 billion in export revenue in FY21.

Mining accounts for about a third of corporate tax revenues, which made a big difference in funding essential services and infrastructure during the pandemic.

There are many avenues for a career in mining and this latest report from Qualski shows that the qualifications most in demand for operators are: High Risk License: LF – Forklift Operation; Construction induction card; Enter and work in a confined space; Safe and high risk work at height permit: WP – Boom lifting work platform.

The mining industry is committed to providing 5,000 new apprenticeships over the next few years.

This commitment means that 5,000 workers in the regions will have a professional qualification for life.

When mining is strong, all Australians win.


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