Automation takes workers out of harm's way and enables mines to deliver more of Australia's coal.
The successful candidates will initially shadow established leaders.
Industry support would will be vital as jobs changed.
Autonomous haulage would help the mine further improve safety and productivity on site.
The operators of both trucks sustained no physical injuries and had been supported and monitored.
BMA said the worker had been retested during the week.
BMA said it had contacted people who may have had interactions with the worker.
BMA had reduced the number of people travelling to its mines.
BMA is actively considering further measures to meet the restrictions on interstate travel.
The company demonstrated a strong commitment to dust and particulate exposure reduction.
The program was devised to ensure local children are ready for the jobs of the future.
A stronger second half performance is expected with lower strip ratios.