Australia to reform mining qualification design

22 January, 2021

The Australian mining industry is in the midst of reviewing its training structure. The goal is to improve the mining qualification process. This will be alongside the national vocational education and training (VET) system.

The trial will aim to rapidly upskill or reskill students so that they may pursue new opportunities. 

The Morrison Government is committed to delivering faster and improved training for the Australian mining sector.

The Australian Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Michaelia Cash said;

“We want to better meet the current and future training needs of employers and employees, which is especially important now to support our COVID-19 economic recovery,” Minister Cash said.

“That’s why this trial is so important, because it will help simplify and streamline qualifications to provide the mining sector with the skills it needs to flourish.”

Training providers need to meet the changing Australian Mining industry expectations. Tania Constable, Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) chief executive added;

“There are one-third of the 240,000-strong mining workforce holding a Certificate III or IV qualification. Improving qualification reform models is crucial for the industry.”

This article was edited from the Australian Mining website.

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