While having an additional skill is a good backup plan, you may find you are able to secure IT work. There is IT work around it depends on what your specific skills and experience are. I am not sure as an inexperienced driver how successful you would be securing work in the mines. The mines are difficult to get into and often it is a case of someone recommending you for the role. There is plenty of work for bus drivers so that could be an option to look into.
Hi Jessica haven't said I'd want to work in the mines last thing I want to do is work away from my family, just looking at other options..........................unfortunately Adelaide is looking less likely for us, my wife is a mental health nurse and there doesn't seem to be any jobs for her either.