Rio Tinto will invest almost A$60 million in training and development in Western Australian in 2021 as part of its broader commitment to support the development of critical skills needed by the mining industry into the future.

By early next year, Rio Tinto will begin recruiting over 150 people as part of its 2021 intake of graduates, apprentices, trainees and vacation s...

On Thursday 21 May 2020, Premier Mark McGowan and the Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery jointly announced the establishment of an urgent review of skills, training and workforce development (the review) in response to COVID-19’s impact on the workforce in Western Australia. A review team was established:Ms Anne Driscoll, Director General, Department of Tra...

According to a new report "Li-ion battery cathode manufacture in Australia" by the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC), the global automotive lithium-ion battery market is projected to reach USD 95.3 Billion by 2030 growing at an annualised rate of ~11%. In Europe alone, 500 GWh/annum of battery factories has been announced to be commissioned...

WA has all the minerals needed to make batteries, including nickel, lithium and cobalt, and expertise in mineral processing, with a new report 'Li-ion battery cathode manufacture in Australia' demonstrating that establishing a battery manufacturing facility in WA is technically and commercially feasible.

The report identified the next step to add value to Australia...

The National Skills Commission (NSC) have released their first publication, A snapshot in time: Australia’s Labour Market and COVID-19.

This first report analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on the existing labour market, including demographic impacts (disproportionate impact on women and youth), reognial impacts, and uptake of the JobKeeper scheme. In addition, th...

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