SkillsTech Australia has opened its new underground mine safety training facility in Queensland.
The Lennon Underground Mine Safety Training Gallery, located in Eagle Farm will provide safety training for mineworkers by simulating the underground working environment.
SkillsTech director Mary Campbell said the industry partnership with Lennon Training signified the institute’s ongoing commitment to delivering the best training to workers in the mining sector.
“This training facility is the first of its kind for our institute and will greatly benefit trade workers in this booming resource sector,” Campbell said.
“With the resource sector continuing to expand it is exciting for this institute together with Lennon Training to provide mineworkers with access to a realistic working environment.”
Campbell explained that the training centre will go a long way towards fostering specific skills required by the mining sector.
"With skills shortages in the resource sector, it is training partnerships like these that will create skills today for Queensland's future,” she said.
Lennon Training business development manager John Lennon said the training centre will play “a very important role in defining the safe attitudes required of students to safely enter the mining workforce”.
The news comes ahead of tomorrow’s Australian Mining Safety Conference to be held in Brisbane which will see the likes of QLD Mines safety inspectorate director Stewart Bell and Australasian business development manager for MineARC Systems Paul Medcraft, address key mining safety issues.