There are currently around 5.000 Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in Australia. A complete list of registered RTOs is maintained at training.gov.au

Shop around before you buy as prices vary considerably and many providers offer specials from time to time. Make sure your training provider is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), reputable and offers all training under the Nationally Recognised Training Framework.
USI - All students or workers undertaking nationally recognised training need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The Unique Student Identifier or USI is free to obtain and is simply a unique reference number for you made up of 10 numbers.
White Card (CPCCOHS1001A - Work safely in the Construction Industry) is required for workers who want to carry out construction work or work in the construction industry. Most Mine Sites do not require a White Card BUT it is cheap to get, from $35:00 and good to have. Again, shop around as you may find it cheaper.
The Department of Commerce keeps a database of all White Cards issued in Australia. You can also check online if you have a valid White Card (Click Here).
Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA Certificate). If you want to serve or sell alcohol in Australia, you need an RSA Statement of Attainment (also known as an RSA Certificate). Prices vary wildly, from $18:00 This qualification is also handy if you want to get a job as a Peggy or Utility in the mine camps. Make sure you check that the RSA Certificate you do is valid in State you plan to work in.
Training for Oil & Gas Rigs and Offshore Work OPITO is a not for profit organisation that works with the Oil and Gas industy to set the standards for Training. Make sure your Training is OPITO recognised.  
OPTIO recognised training providers in Australia include.  
The Major Resource Projects Map of Western Australia
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Applicant Tracking Systems & Applicant Screening Systems 

Will your Résumé even be seen or read by a human? Make sure you don't get rejected for the job you really want via a computer by  making sure that you include the right KEYWORDS in your Résumé to get past the screening software! 

Applicant tracking and screening systems (scanning Résumés for keywords) are being employed more and more often in todays competitive job market as they enable the electronic handling of the recruitment process and reduce the  employers and/or recruiters costs associated with screening , shortlisting job applicants and talent management.
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A TARGETED Résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) could dramatically increase the number of callbacks and interview invitations you receive. Stay on TARGET for your NEXT job - It is an idiom to say that you and I both want to "stand out from the crowd", most people do!- unless you are applying to be a Virtual Reality Computer-generated scenario expert or Graphic Designer.

FiFO STAFF recommends, keep it professional and simple with no graphics 
Unless specifically requested do not include a personal photograph, 
FiFO STAFF recommends, 
              Don’t add one to your Résumé or CV!   

STAFF recommends, ensure all Social Media or Public Profile is appropriate and reflects 
             your professionalism and ethics.  

Is there such a thing as the perfect length Résumé or CV?
   -  FiFO STAFF recommends, a Résumé or CV of length between 1-4 Pages* .
               * Subject to each specific Job or applications.    

Keep your Résumé or CV concise and on TARGET and in "tune" with your NEXT Role or Job!

           -  FiFO STAFF recommends you are honest and upfront, fill in any gaps in your history so you avoid leaving 
               a potential employer with more questions than answers.  Again, be honest in your Résumé or CV with
when appropriate! Travelling OZ, Overseas Holiday, Bush 4WD, Fishing or ?.... 

What are best Key Words to include in your Résumé or CV?
            - Key Words are varied from role to role and can come from a near infinite vocabulary or languages!
            - Key Words can be, a word or series of words which acts as the key to code, a secret or disguised way of 
or concept of great significance.

             - FiFO STAFF recommends the employment of Key Words in you in your Résumé or CV for every application!

FiFO STAFF recommends, the STAR amethodology
 to help you stay on Target for your NEXT Role
              Be a STAR in  BOTH your Cover Letter and Résumé or CV!  -   (STAR).  Situation - Task - Action - Results     

What are the best or most popular software for Résumés,  CV's and Cover Letters?

            - FiFO STAFF recommends Microsoft Word . DOCX or .DOC

            - FiFO STAFF recommends Adobe . PDF

            - FiFO STAFF recommends if your use OPEN OFFICE . ODT or APPLE . PAGES files
              you should convert or save them as .docx, .doc or .pdf depending on any preferences specified in the 


Western Australia - High Risk Work Licence Classes


·         SB Basic scaffolding
·         SI Intermediate scaffolding
·         SA Advanced scaffolding


·         DG Dogging
·         RB Basic rigging
·         RI Intermediate rigging
·         RA Advanced rigging


·         CT Tower cranes
·         CS Self-Erecting Tower Cranes
·         CD Derrick cranes
·         CP Portal boom cranes
·         CB Bridge and gantry cranes (cabin controlled or remote and pendant controlled
          where the crane has 4 or more powered motions of operations)
·         CV Vehicle loading cranes (10 metre tonnes or greater lifting capacity)
·         CN Non-slewing mobile cranes (greater than 3 tonnes lifting capacity)
·         C2 Slewing mobile cranes (up to and including 20 tonnes lifting capacity)
·         C6 Slewing mobile cranes (up to and including 60 tonnes lifting capacity)
·         C1 Slewing mobile cranes (up to and including 100 tonnes lifting capacity)
·         CO Slewing mobile cranes (open/over 100 tonnes lifting capacity)
·         WP Boom-type elevating work platforms (boom length 11 metres or greater)


·         HM Materials hoists (cantilever platforms)
·         HP Hoists (personnel and materials)


·         LF Fork-lift trucks
·         LO Order-picking fork-lift trucks


·         PB Concrete placing booms


·         BB Basic boiler operation
·         BI Intermediate boiler operation
·         BA Advanced boiler operation


·         TO Steam turbine operation
·         ES Reciprocating steam engine operation

RIIMPO311A - Conduct Haul Truck Operations
RIIMPO319A - Conduct Backhoe/Loader Operations
RIIMPO323A - Conduct Civil Construction Dozer Operations
RIIMPO301C - Conduct Hydraulic Excavator Operations
RIIMPO304B - Conduct Wheel Loader Operations
RIIMPO310B - Conduct Grader Operations
RIIMPO205B - Operate Roller Compactor
RIIMPO312A - Conduct Scraper Operations
RIIMPO318B - Conduct Civil Construction Skid Steer Loader Operations
RIIHAN309D - Conduct Telescopic Materials Handler

Enter and Work in Confined Space - RIIWHS202D
Enter Confined Space – MSAPMPER205C
ES - Reciprocating steam engine operation
EWP Controlled Descent Escape (EDD) - UETTDRRF08B
Gas Test Atmospheres - MSAPMOHS217A
Height Safety Equipment Inspector
Industrial Rope Access Technician Training
Issue Work Permits - MSAPMPER300C
TO - Steam turbine operation
Tower Rescue Training – UETTDRRF04B
Undertake Vertical Rescue – PUASAR032A
Working at Heights Training – RIIWHS204D
Working at Heights with Tower Rescue
WP - Boom-type elevating work platforms (boom length 11 metres or greater)
Scaffolding Work 

Basic scaffolding – consists of scaffolding work connected with the operation or use of: Modular or pre-fabricated scaffolds Cantilevered materials hoists with a maximum working load of 500kg Ropes and gin wheels Safety nets and static lines, and Bracket scaffolds (tank and formwork).

Intermediate scaffolding – consists of all basic scaffolding work including scaffolding work connected with the use and operation of: Cantilevered crane-loading platforms Cantilevered and spurred scaffolds Barrow ramps and sloping platforms Perimeter safety screens and shutters Mast climbers, and Tube and coupler scaffolds (including tube and coupler covered ways and gantries).

Advanced scaffolding – consists of all intermediate scaffolding work including all other scaffolding work connected with the use and operation of: Hung scaffolds, including scaffolds hanging from tubes, wire ropes or chains, and Suspended scaffolds.

Rigging Work 

Dogging – consists of the application of slinging techniques to move a load (including the selection and inspection of lifting gear) and/or the directing of a crane/hoist operator in the movement of a load when the load is out of the view of the crane/hoist operator.

Basic rigging – consists of dogging and rigging work involving: Movement of plant and equipment Steel erection Hoists (including mast climbing hoists) Placement of pre-cast concrete Safety nets and static lines Perimeter safety screens and shutters, and Cantilevered crane-loading platforms.

Intermediate rigging – consists of all basic rigging work including rigging work involving: Cranes, conveyors, dredges and excavators Tilt slabs Hoists with jibs and self-climbing hoists Demolition Dual lifts

Advanced rigging – consists of all intermediate rigging work including rigging work involving: Gin poles and shear legs Flying foxes and cableways Guyed derricks and structures Suspended and fabricated hung scaffolds

Crane and Hoist Operation 

Tower crane – covers the operation of a jib or boom crane mounted on a tower structure, demountable or permanent, including both horizontal and luffing jib types.

Self-erecting tower crane – covers the operation of a crane where the tower structure and boom/jib elements are not disassembled into component sections, which can be transported between sites as a complete unit, and where the erection and dismantling processes are an inherent part of the crane’s function.

Derrick crane – covers the operation of a slewing strut-boom crane with its boom pivoted at the base of a mast which is either guyed (guy-derrick) or held by backstays (stiff-legged derrick) and which is capable of luffing under load.

Portal boom crane – covers the operation of a boom crane or jib crane mounted on a portal frame, which is supported on runways along which the crane travels.

Bridge and gantry crane – covers the operation of bridge and gantry cranes controlled from a permanent cabin or control station on the crane and those which are remote controlled having more than three powered operations (hoist, raise and lower equals one operation), including the application of load estimation and slinging techniques to move a load.

Vehicle loading crane – covers the operation of a crane with a capacity of 10 metre tonnes or more, mounted on a vehicle to move a load onto or from the vehicle, including the application of load estimation and slinging techniques to move a load.

Non-slewing mobile crane – covers the operation of a mobile crane of greater than 3 tonnes capacity that incorporates a boom or jib which includes articulated type mobile cranes and locomotive cranes, but does not include vehicle tow trucks.

Slewing mobile crane – with a capacity up to 20 tonnes
Slewing mobile crane – with a capacity up to 60 tonnes
Slewing mobile crane – with a capacity up to 100 tonnes
Slewing mobile crane – with a capacity over 100 tonnes

Materials hoist – covers the operation of a builder’s hoist by which only goods or materials and not personnel may be hoisted and where the car, bucket or platform is cantilevered from, and travels up and down externally to, a face of the support structure.

Personnel and materials hoist – covers the operation of a builder’s hoist in which personnel, goods and/or materials may be hoisted, and which comprises a car, structure, machinery or other equipment associated with the hoist, and which may be either a cantilever hoist, a tower hoist or a multiple winch operation.

Boom-type elevating work platform – covers the operation of a telescoping device, hinged device, or articulated device or any combination of these used to support a platform on which personnel, equipment and materials may be elevated to perform work, where the boom length is 11 metres or more. The 11 metre boom length shall be taken to mean the greater of the following: the vertical distance from the floor of the platform to the ground supporting the elevating work platform with the platform at its maximum height, or the nominal reach measured from the centre point of rotation to the outer edge of the platform in its most extended position.

Vehicle-mounted concrete placing boom – covers the operation of vehicle mounted concrete boom pumping systems, including a minimum of two boom stages, and the use and monitoring of the boom distribution system.

Forklift Operation 

Forklift truck – covers the operation of a powered industrial truck equipped with a mast and an elevating load carriage to which is attached a pair of forkarms or other attachment.

Order-picking forklift truck – covers the operation of a powered industrial truck of a type where the operator’s control arrangement is incorporated with the load carriage/lifting media, and elevates with it.

Pressure Equipment Operation 

Basic boiler operation – covers the operation of boilers with the following features: Single fixed combustion air-supply Non-modulating single heat source Fixed firing rate

Intermediate boiler operation – covers the operation of boilers with the following features: Modulating combustion air supply Modulating heat source Superheaters, and Economisers.

Advanced boiler operation – covers the operation of boilers with the following features: Same features as intermediate boiler operation, together with Multiple fuel type boilers which may be fired simultaneously. NOTE: This does not include boilers that change fuel types during start sequences.

Turbine operation – covers the operation of any turbine (except a turbine that produces a power output of less than 500kW) that: is multi-wheeled is capable of a speed greater than 3600rpm, or which uses attached condensers or a multi-staged heat exchange extraction process.

Reciprocating steam engine operation – covers the operation of steam equipment where the steam acts upon a piston under pressure where this action of the steam forces the piston to move, including expanding (steam) reciprocating engines, with any piston diameter of greater than 250 millimetres.       Courtesy of www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au 
Your Résumé, also known as Curriculum vitae or “CV” is to put it simply; " a summary of your skills, qualifications, experience and personal attributes". Some people from Europe and other countries may consider a Résumé would contain less detail and a lower word count than a Curriculum vitae. In OZ, “they are the same as” mate! 
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