The course will consist of five modules, including:
Module 1 – Expectations and reality
This module is designed to help you identify what your current expectations of a mining career are, and then contrast the realities of a mining career against your previous expectations and assumptions.
Topics will include the physical challenges and hardships associated with a mining career as well as the hazards and safety risks associated with this.
Module 2 – Working life and daily routine
This module is designed to showcase the working life and daily routine of a mine worker, giving consideration to the factors that affect daily working life at mine sites.
Participants will be able to compare and contrast a typical day at a mine site with ‘normal’ life, understand the role of fly-in fly-out (FIFO) or drive-in drive-out (DIDO) in rostering and appreciate the effects of fatigue.
Module 3 – Family, relationships and lifestyle
This module is designed to define the challenges to family and relationships posed by a mining career.
This module will focus more on explaining the effects of ‘absence’ on family and relationships, as well as the tensions that arise when balancing work commitments with family and relationships
Armed with this, participants will be able to develop strategies to cope with the psychosocial impact of a mining career.
Module 4 – Managing temptation
This module will help you understand why mining industry salaries are so substantial, and why accommodation and real estate prices are so expensive in these regional areas.
Participants will be able to identify temptations competing for discretionary income, and compare the cost of goods and services in mining regional areas with those in urban centres and understand why there is a significant difference.
Module 5 – Standing out from the crowd
This module will help participants realise their suitability for a job in the mining industry, and how to address key selection criteria when applying for a position in the mining industry.
Participants will work to develop a portfolio suitable for mining industry job applications and map future steps to gain employment in the mining industry.
Courses are delivered by Kinetic Group’s partner training organisations across Australia.
The purpose of modules relating to money is to generate discussion on real issues around managing finances. They produce ‘food for thought’ only, and do not provide specific advice tailored to your personal circumstances. For more detailed and/or specific information or advice relating to management of your personal finances, you should speak to a registered financial services provider.