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Having just attended the SkillsDMC annual conference, we now have a greater insight into the future of the Resources and Infrastructure Industry.  We are in a quiet period at the moment possibly due to Tax time, the uncertainty of the Election, for whatever reason however with the projects that are on the go and the future projects, we are confident that Miners and particularly Shotfirers are a much sought after commodity.  Shotfirers are not made overnight but with quality training, currency and quality of training material and trainers delivering the highest possible standard, a good Shotfirer is well on the way.

 

                      How to make the best investment in yourself

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) forecasts outlooks for the majority of occupations. You can check out the outlook for any career here: joboutlook.gov.au/pagesalpha.aspx. In its analysis of occupations set to grow over the next five years it has drillers, miners and shot firers at No.1 with a five-year growth rate of 27.7 per cent.

Incidentally, according to the DEEWR, ‘’shot firers assemble, position and detonate explosives to break or dislodge rock and soil or to demolish structures’’. Mining engineers come in a close second with a growth rate of 23.5 per cent. Medical practitioners also feature in the top 20, as do a lot of care-based workers such as registered nurses (20.5 per cent), carers of the aged and disabled (20.4 per cent), and social workers, health and welfare services managers and childcare staff – all on 16 per cent.

SkillsDMC is currently reviewing the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package (RII09).  This is a win/win for the Shotfiring Industry as more instruction is published to stop shonky trainers.

Check out the SkillsDMC website.

http://www.skillsdmc.com.au/training/training_package_review

http://www.skillsdmc.com.au/file_manager/Skill_sets/Surface_Shotfiring.pdf

http://www.skillsdmc.com.au/file_manager/Skill_sets/Underground_Shotfiring_-_Coal.pdf

 

 

This is an extract from The Financial Review Smart Investor from December 2012

                        How to make the best investment in yourself

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) forecasts outlooks for the majority of occupations. You can check out the outlook for any career here: joboutlook.gov.au/pagesalpha.aspx. In its analysis of occupations set to grow over the next five years it has drillers, miners and shot firers at No.1 with a five-year growth rate of 27.7 per cent.

Incidentally, according to the DEEWR, ‘’shot firers assemble, position and detonate explosives to break or dislodge rock and soil or to demolish structures’’. Mining engineers come in a close second with a growth rate of 23.5 per cent. Medical practitioners also feature in the top 20, as do a lot of care-based workers such as registered nurses (20.5 per cent), carers of the aged and disabled (20.4 per cent), and social workers, health and welfare services managers and childcare staff – all on 16 per cent.

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