Accenture head of resources David Burns believes the risk of a mining skills shortage must be addressed immediately to avoid any material impact.
Resources industry workers will be in high demand over the next five years as project activity ramps up across Australia. Salomae Haselgrove investigates where these jobs will be and how the sector plans to fill them.
BHP plans to seek approval for an extension of operations at the Mount Arthur thermal coal mine in New South Wales to 2045 despite recent efforts to sell the asset.
The Australian Government has now opened applications for its Future of Work Partnership with BHP to encourage mining skills development in regional areas.
The number of mining employees in Australia has dropped, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)’s latest quarterly data on labour forces.
Gold, iron ore and coal mining companies have helped deliver an additional 1300 jobs to New South Wales’ mining sector in 2019-20.
As a registered training organisation, Kal Tire helps trainee tyre technicians rise up through the industry ranks with an online virtual training room and on-the-job learning within its Australian operations.
The Australian Government is conducting a qualification trial to deliver faster training to the mining sector.
Bravus Mining and Resources (formerly Adani) has beaten its target for job creation during peak construction of the Carmichael project in Central Queensland.
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has launched three mining skills project hubs, including an apprenticeships hub that aims to put 5000 people into work.
The Western Australian government has released a digital resource that connects jobseekers in the mining industry to employment and training opportunities.
The federal government has pledged $1.2 billion to create 100,000 apprenticeships and traineeships across Australia as part of its COVID-19 recovery plan.
The Western Australian resources sector has achieved record increases in sales and jobs during the 2019-20 financial year despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adani Mining chief executive David Boshoff says company will remain “full speed ahead” on construction of the Carmichael rail and mine project in Queensland, which is set to continue through to 2021.
BHP has added more than 5000 people to its workforce in the 2020 financial year.
The Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) of Western Australia has flagged demand for an additional 8000 skilled workers over the next 12 to 18 months.
More than 20 Sandvik employees have signed up for a digital training course being piloted by vocational training bodies across the country.
Workplace flexibility is increasingly attractive to the next generation of workers. Macmahon is developing maintenance crews with the desire to go from site to site through its Mining Maintenance Masters program.
Alcoa has launched its 2021 recruitment campaign for apprentices in the face of COVID-19 and a weakened economy.
Rio Tinto has awarded Primero a material contract extension for the Koodaideri iron ore project in Western Australia.