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PwC’s Skills for Australia are working on behalf of, and engaged by the Federal Department of Education and Training to put employers at the centre of Australia’s qualification and training system. Feedback on training and skills across Australia for several areas within the Resource and Infrastructure Industry is currently being sought.

We are looking to gather views from industry and employers on the types of skills that are required, and job activities that people are doing day to day in: mobile plant operation and materials handling, first emergency response, traffic management, tyre fitting and shotfiring. We are looking for as much employer and industry feedback as possible to make an impact to the future education and training in Australia, so if you have interest or experience in any of these areas please complete the survey here and share among your networks.

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If you have any questions about the survey, you can contact us at 1800 714 819, or email us at

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  • 25.07.17 Extractive Industry Taskforce DEDJTR (protection of resources) meeting, Melb., E. Gibson
  • 25.07.17 ERR Stakeholder Reference Group, DEDJTR, Melbourne, E. Gibson
  • 28.07.17 Anna Cronin Commissioner for Better Regulation, Melbourne, R. Kerr, E. Gibson
  • 31.07.17 Matt Skidmore, City Circle Group, Melton, E. Gibson, G. Moreira
  • 04.08.17 CMPA/CCAA meeting re: ERR, Melbourne, P. Barro, B. Natoli, R. Kerr, E. Gibson
  • 07.08.17 Anna Cronin, Nick Ford, Northern Quarries Epping, E. Gibson

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The next Shotfirer’s Course run by Orica is being held in Victoria in early September 2017, please see details below:

Course –               Conduct – Quarry, Open Cut and General Blasting Shotfiring Course (Victoria)

Date –                    5th September to 8th September 2017.

Venue –                Orica Theatrette, Ground Floor, 1 Nicholson Street, Melbourne

For a brochure and application form click and for further information

contact Jo Liberato on or 03 8363 5301.

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  • 18.07.17 Peter Betson Deputy Secretary Resources, DEDJTR, Melbourne E. Gibson
  • 25.07.17 Extractive Industry Taskforce DEDJTR, (protection of resources) meeting, Melbourne, E. Gibson
  • 25.07.17 ERR Stakeholder Reference Group, DEDJTR, Melbourne, E. Gibson

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The Extractive IRC met earlier in June to discuss industry trends and the development of training products within the Resources and Infrastructure Training Package. The IRC discussed upcoming projects for this year, including a review of units for Mobile Plant Operations and Materials Handling, Traffic Control, Shotfiring, First Emergency Response, Tyre Fitting and Regulation for Supervisors.

Project Working Groups made up of subject matter experts in these areas will be convened shortly, alongside wider consultation with industry.

If you are interested in getting involved with this year’s projects please get in touch with Audie Wallbrink at

If you have any other issues or questions around the Extractive IRC or the RII Training Package please contact, or connect with us on LinkedIn