Former TAFE students excel

Two South Regional TAFE surveying students have impressed industry leaders with their skills after securing jobs in the mining sector almost immediately after finishing their training.

Alby Palmer and Dylan Sellick, both 19 years old have recently been employed by Land Surveys and are currently working at a Dacian Gold mine site, Mount Morgans near Laverton.

Land Surveys mining manager Daniel Ward said the graduates had hit the ground running. 

“At only 19 years old and working at their first mine site they have been working solo assisting the set up of a brand new open pit,” he said.

“The future is looking bright with the professionalism these two lads have shown.”

Mr Palmer said his training had helped him pick things up easily and although being in Laverton was hot work, he was making the most of the experience.

“Initially I wanted to do more city-based work but when this opportunity came up I thought I’d give it a shot and I am enjoying working in the mining industry,” he said.

“There are new things to learn about working on a mining site but I work with a senior surveyor who has taught me what I need to do.”