November 16, 2018

PwC’s Skills for Australia is the Skills Service Organisation (SSO) with responsibility for servicing the metalliferous mining, coal mining, drilling, extractive and civil infrastructure Industry Reference Committees.

Consultations are currently underway across a number of project areas which have been approved by the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC).  PwC’s...

October 29, 2018

CME invites you to consider sponsoring female high school students to attend the 2019 Women in Resources Awards breakfast with the Inspiring Girls Initiative.

The initiative aims to inspire greater numbers of female students to follow in the footsteps of Women in Resources Awards finalists and winners.

Inspiring Girls will provide an opportunity for students to interact...

October 25, 2018

The Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) is an award-winning industry-led initiative of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

IMNIS connects motivated PhD students (mentees) in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with outstanding high level industry leaders (mentors) in a one year industry mentoring program.

IMNIS provides Austr...

October 11, 2018

On Thursday 11 October 2018 the Metalliferous Mining IRC met to discuss and review potential changes to the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package (RII). 

Papers were presented on:

0.1   Draft PMRVL IRC Meeting Minutes 29 August 2018

1.     Progress on actions from 29 August 2018 meeting

2a    2019 PMRVL IRC Industry Skills F...

The size of our future prosperity will be determined partly by our ability to innovate and harness new technologies. This will require a skilled workforce whose skills can match, or are better than, our global competitors. So, what are the skills needed for a more interconnected, global world? The ‘No Frills’ 2018 discussion paper explores this question and aims to enc...

August 1, 2018

This case for endorsement has resulted from cross-sector consultation and training product development involving the Automotive Heavy Vehicle Industry Reference Committee (IRC), the Coal Mining IRC and the Metalliferous Mining IRC. 

The resulting 7 units in the Automotive Retail, Service and Repair (AUR) Training Package preserves the cross-sector nature of the units o...

June 19, 2018

May 2018 saw the Department of Training and Workforce Development Apprenticeship Office release a new online platform for the management of apprenticeship data in Western Australia. The WAAMS platform is expected to deliver significant benefits, including improved access to view and manage training contracts. 

For most types of training contract changes, WAAMS ena...

June 5, 2018

The RITCWA team is excited about the opportunities for lithium in Western Australia, not only creating revenue for the state, but new jobs, skills and technologies to take us into the future.

$200m lithium injection
Lithium is poised to become a key plank of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s mining economy, following minerals developer Neometals’ decision to base a proposed $...

May 27, 2018

Western Australia’s resources sector comprises a diverse range of mineral and petroleum projects with an equally diverse range of investor and ownership groups. The very nature of the industry means its development and operation continually evolves in a highly-competitive environment with strongly fluctuating commodity prices.

The resources sector, just like any other...

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