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1. Posted by uklad (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

uklad has indicated that this thread is about Perth

hi, im going to australia perth with a working holiday visa and i really want to get into the mining industry, i have no experience init but what people have told me and what i have read on the net it's still possable to get a job there even without any experience also i have no trade's under my belt but i have done Labouring work in london. i was wandering if anyone have any good tip's on what i should do or were i should go in perth. im planing to stay there for a year and if i do find a mining job i would plan to stay there permanently. thanks

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Jun-2011, at 03:33 by uklad ]

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1818 posts) 5y

The grass is greener on the other side of the fence?

All around the world there is a shortage of jobs at present. If you can get a mining job, it's because none of the Australians or immigrants want it, so not a good advert for it.

Would you like to work underground for long periods in dark and dusty conditions, with the potential of a cave in never that far away? And maybe "black spot" at a later date and an early death?

You would need to have a good sum of money with you for upfront bills till you can get a job and till you get your first pay packet and accept that you may either not get one or you may not like it so end up going home. I have found that some British people love working and living in Australia and some hate it, for whatever reasons.

One told me that he was happy to work weekends but the Aussies didn't want to, so he was not allowed to if he knew what was good for him.

3. Posted by timmit (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Hi

Here is a web site for you.

http://www.australia-mining.com/get-started.html

You will some certificates such as MARCSTA and Blue Card but these people should be able to help you.

There are lots of jobs north and south of Western Australia.

If you down south in Mandurah I run Mandurah Wine Tours and Charters only 1 hour out of Perth
Tracey