Training and professional development

Oct 14, 2020
Here’s the drill on new training offerings

Here’s the drill on new training offerings

The Australian Drilling Industry Association has launched two new courses to give non-drillers a better handle on aspects of the industry. The two online offerings that kicked off last month focus on exploration drilling and geotechnical drilling, following on from an existing course in waterwell drilling for project managers, according to ADIA chief executive officer Peter Hall. “These c...

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Oct 01, 2020
Major BHP apprenticeship pledge and METS support

Major BHP apprenticeship pledge and METS support

BHP will create 2500 new apprenticeship and traineeship positions within five years through its BHP FutureFit Academy hubs at Mackay and Perth. That will mean about 1250 positions at Mackay, including the 225 people already enrolled, in addition to a separate skills development investment focused on regional areas throughout Australia. The commitment today from BHP chief executive officer...

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Sep 11, 2020
FDC to deliver $37m CQ school of mining

FDC to deliver $37m CQ school of mining

FDC Construction & Fitout has won the contract to build a $37 million School of Mining and Manufacturing for CQUniversity. CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Nick Klomp said the new School of Mining and Manufacturing would support emerging and future skills in the mining and manufacturing sectors and would help support regional recovery in those industries. “Mining remains a critical indust...

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Sep 08, 2020
Construction skills group steps up training scheme

Construction skills group steps up training scheme

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) has announced a $42 million workforce training package to prepare for the state’s COVID-19 recovery. CSQ’s training package for workers and businesses in the construction industry has increased by 14 per cent from last year. It will extend existing training programs while adding some specific responses to challenges resulting from COVID-19, the o...

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Aug 01, 2020
Projects share $42m to skill up 5000 Queenslanders

Projects share $42m to skill up 5000 Queenslanders

About 5000 Queenslanders are set to kick off on-the-job training as part of the latest round of Skilling Queenslanders for Work. Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman said more than 200 projects had been funded under the latest round of the program. The $42 million funding round includes organisations who were successful in receiving a share of the $10 million boost ...

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Jun 27, 2020
Coal terminal offers trade opportunities

Coal terminal offers trade opportunities

Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal is looking for new electrical and mechanical fitter apprentices to start in 2021. Each year, DBCT hosts six new workers as part of the apprenticeship program, which runs over four years. Applications for the 2021 intake close on July 5. Chief executive officer Steve Rae said he was hoping for a diverse applicant pool and encouraged people to apply if they want...

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Jun 11, 2020
Resources Centre of Excellence ready to roll

Resources Centre of Excellence ready to roll

The $7 million Mackay Resources Centre of Excellence is on track for its planned official opening next month. Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick today inspected the finishing touches at the centre, jointly funded by the State Government and Mackay Regional Council. He said the facility would ensure the Mackay region remained one of the world’s best sources for mining expertise and innovati...

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Jun 05, 2020
JCU professional development courses

JCU professional development courses

James Cook University’s Economic Geology Research Center is conducting short courses for mineral exploration professionals and geology postgraduate students aimed at professional development in exploration and applied geochemistry. It’s being led by Dr Dennis Arne from Telemark Geosciences. There are three modules presented late in June and July each contributing to seven professional ...

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Jun 02, 2020
Glencore scouting for next batch of apprentices

Glencore scouting for next batch of apprentices

New career opportunities across regional communities are available with applications open for Glencore’s 2021 Apprenticeship Program. With almost 450 apprentices already working across its Australian coal, copper and zinc operations, Glencore is now looking for next year’s new recruits. “We’re proud to be one of Australia’s largest natural resource sector employers that offers in-...

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