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3 Safety Qualifications for Offshore Workers

29/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A question on our Facebook page last week reminded us how easily it is to confuse the different licenses, tickets and certifications in the resources industry. Acronyms are commonly used to describe specific qualifications and that can lead to the confusion. Today we’re providing information on three common credentials used in the oil and gas industry.





Australian Visa Pricing System to Change to Fairer System

26/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs

The federal government announced changes to the pricing structure of migrant visas this week in an effort to make the system more equitable. Pricing on four different categories of visas have increased about 25%. The highly valued skilled graduate visa has increased by more than 70%.






AMMA Skills Connect to Prepare Jobseekers for Resources Jobs

25/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A new skills initiative launched in Perth yesterday means jobseekers can expect to get more assistance in training, upskilling and reskilling for work in the Australian resources industry. AMMA Skills Connect is a government-backed initiative designed to help tackle the skills shortage felt in mining, energy, construction and oil and gas sectors.





Construction Trades Benefit Under New Apprenticeship Reforms

24/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Australian apprenticeship system is set to get a boost as the federal government offers bigger incentives to occupations suffering a skills shortage. For the Australian resources industry, this means construction trades such as electricians, plumbers and carpenters will see an increase in the number of apprentices recruited as the government implements reforms.





Australia Blazing Trails in Carbon Capture and Storage

23/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
National CCS Week is underway in Australia with a focus on making our air cleaner and reducing the environmental impact large industry has on our environment. In addition to a conference in Perth wrapping up today, a number of CCS Week events are being conducted throughout Australia designed to promote the CCS technologies.





Do You Know What to Expect From a Pre-start Meeting?

22/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
With so much construction going on in the Australia resources industry – and many new projects under development – the pre-start meeting held at the start of every shift might be the most important part of your day. Do you know what to expect from the pre-start and how to get the most out of this critical daily meeting?




Is Gobbledygook Getting in the Way of Your Job Search?

19/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Do you know gobbledygook when you see it? If you’re trying to make a good impression with future employers, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the most commonly overused phrases and jargon. Why? Hiring manager hear these same phrases every day, all day long. While these words may mean something to you, they’ve ceased to have meaning to the people making hiring decision. So what sort of gobbledygook shows up in a job search?





FIFO Life: The “Off Roster” Balancing Act

18/10/2012 05:00 AM / Sarah Mitchell, Director, Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Anyone that’s put in more than one swing knows the time ‘off roster’ is not a holiday. While your network at home may view it this way, most FIFO workers return from a shift feeling fatigued and needing some down time. If you have a family waiting – especially one with young children – it can be a particularly difficult situation for everyone involved.





All You Need to Know About Shale Gas and Fracking

17/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs

What do you know about shale gas and fracking? Visual Capitalist has produced another excellent educational infographic to explain how gas trapped deep in shale slabs is recovered. In Australia, coal seam gas is  more common where gas is trapped in coal seams. Either way, the process of 'mining' the gas is the same.






What’s It Like To Be A Metallurgist?

16/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
One role in short supply in the Australian resources industry is for people working in the field of metallurgy. So what is a metallurgist and what kind of things do they do?





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