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  1. #41
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    wish DH would look at working in the minds instead of his family then at least we would get a regular income.

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    Where the wild things are
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    No I dont mind. I think it was cert 2 and 3 in security operations. Cert 2 is actually done free through centrelink for job seekers. Noone on his course wanted to go to the mines though.

    He said most of the people in the course were a few bricks short and he was offered a few jobs while on the course, none of which paid as well as what he ended up getting. while he was there he learnt of the companies who did a lot of security for the mines and applied with them. It was a coincidence that he had applied with another branch of theonce company 6 months earlier (cook/cleaning positions) who set up a medical and stuff for him for a different position, so he went and did that, then contacted the security branch and it all fell into place.

    I believe you will struggle to get a position if you dont have senior first aid or MARCSTA/white card (the course he did had white card and senior first aid). Some of the companies also wanted him to have done a 4wd course

    It was a big risk for us. DH quit his job, and I busted my bum working from home and going into work a little bit while he did it, so we were really lucky it all fell into place so well

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    The company my dh is going to work for will pay for his training but for the qld coal mines, just google 'coal induction' and it will bring up a heap of different training providers that offer this course. It has all different modules but is the basic you need to be allowed on site

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