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Kick Start into Mining Skill Set

State ID: EAB68

Learn about FIFO work and gain skills to prepare for a job in the Mining industry

This entry level qualification is designed to prepare you for the mining industry. The course will focus on the three key areas of developing problem solving skills, informative communication techniques and working effectively with others.

You will learn how to formulate a resume so you stand out in a crowd. We will introduce you to our simulated underground CUT mine and cover key safety aspects of working on a mine site. You will learn from experienced lectures what it's like to be a FIFO worker, and how to manage the change, working away from home.

You must be a local student and 18 years or over to enrol in this course.

This mining skill set is run over four days, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Gain these skills
  • Communication
    • Learn why it is important to develop your interpersonal communication skills
    • Learn that communication, along with specific behaviors and actions, serves as a vehicle for building trust in relationships
  • Diversity
    • Recognise and interact productively in a diverse workplace
  • Problem Solving
    • Use process improvement tools to solve problems


Entrance Requirements

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply


Entrance Requirements

Students must be 18 years or over to enrol in this course.

Important information

Personal protective equipment (PPE) required:

  • Covered in shoes, no sandals or thongs
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Long pants and long sleeve shirt

Please bring pens, pencils and paper. 


Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Mine Operator (entry level)
  • Entry level Surface Drillers (entry level)

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

How to apply

On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to

Other study types

For all other study types such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

International students should contact


Estimated Course Fee

Estimated Concession Fee

$488.00 $147.00
These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.
- Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
- Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
- Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester. 
- Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
- For secondary school aged persons (in 2020, students born on or after 1 July 2002 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2020 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees. 
- Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
- The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
- VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses, or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.)
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

This course is currently undergoing delivery planning and information will be available on our website shortly. Check back later, or use the course enquiry form below to have our Client Contact Centre contact you with further information about the next course start, delivery locations and study modes.

Course enquiry

Please note This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the 'How to apply' tab above.

Page last updated October 13, 2020