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Expat Life: Two Things You Can’t Control

28/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
An article in The Washington Post detailed a recent trend for skilled workers to leave their country of birth in order to find work. Australia is an ideal destination for skilled workers from countries with high unemployment due to our continuing skills shortage. But the expat life is not as glamorous as it sounds.





Research Says Skilled Migration Major Benefit to Regional Areas

27/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
New research focused on the impact skilled migration has on regional Australia reports positive results. Dr. Rosylin Cameron led a research team at CQUniversity who studied the Gladstone region in Queensland. Like many regional towns in Queensland and Western Australia, Gladstone is experiencing high demand for skilled workers on the back of the resources sector, specifically in construction jobs for CSG/LNG projects. 

The Gladstone Skilled Migration Research Report investigated economic, social and cultural contributions of skilled migrants and their families. The study proves how crucial skilled migrants are in resource regions.





Skilled Migrants from Asia to Bolster Australia Workforce

02/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Australia is perfectly positioned to take advantage of skilled workers from Asia according to the Asian Century White Paper, a new report released last month by the Federal government. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen, spoke to the need for bringing in more skilled workers to help build Australian industry.





Movember Raising Funds for Prostate Cancer and Male Mental Health

01/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Today marks the beginning of Movember, an annual initiative to address men’s health issues including prostate cancer and mental health issues. It’s a great opportunity to raise money and have fun at the same time.






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%.






Important Info for Experienced Operators Moving to Australia

26/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Experienced operators coming from overseas often get conflicting or incorrect information about the requirements for skills transfer. As more skilled workers come to work in the Australian mining industry, it’s important they understand exactly what requirements they must fulfil to work in Australia. Major Training Group provides some excellent answers.





Mining Hub Makes Top 10 Most Liveable Cities

23/08/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A new report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit rates four of Australia’s cities in the top 10 most liveable places in the world. Significantly, the resources hub of Perth – home to oil careers and mining jobs – was one of the cities.





Rio Tinto Olympic Ambassador Libby Trickett on Accountability - VIDEO

29/07/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs

Rio Tinto Olympic Ambassador Libby Trickett speaks about the importance of accountability.






Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre

22/07/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The third annual Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre aims to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention.  





How to Avoid the Ping Pong Syndrome

18/07/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Moving to a new country can be challenging. You’ll have a much smoother transition if you take some time to research your new home. 





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