The Queensland Future Skills (QFS) Partnership is led by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and includes TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity as education partners. The partnership has been working with industry experts, community organisations and government since late 2019 to fast-track responsive co-design and delivery of training to support the implementation of autonomous technology in mining.
The Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport has committed funding to support the implementation of pilot programs, to enable existing workers, particularly in regional locations, to acquire new skills. TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity as education partners, are seeking expressions of interest to participate in training, at no cost to participants.
They recommend nominating no more than two skill sets per individual. Delivery dates and modes will be dependent on the review and award of EOI applications. Placements will be determined through the QFS Partnership Management Committee.
12 accredited skillsets customised to the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector in areas, including:
– Data Management
– Initial Fault Response
– Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
– Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
– Remote Fault Finding
– Fault Finding Networks
– Fault Finding Equipment
– Restricted Electrical
– Cyber Security