Industry - Mining & Resources
Outcome - Targeted instrumentation training addressed both maintenance and troubleshooting skill sets and filled a major skills gap in the region.
Capability - Instrumentation training, Certificate IV in Electrical Instrumentation National course: UEE40411
Region - Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
"(Skills Lab) "
Kerry Brisbane, Training Advisor to Mount Isa Mines Skills Centre
Monica Joseph, Superintendent of Electrical Maintenance Copper Concentrator
This training program aimed to address the shortage of qualified instrumentation professionals in the region.
With focus on practical skills rather than the qualification, the training was targeted to address both maintenance and troubleshooting skill sets. This reduces the risk of downtime in the plant.
The program was delivered on site using modern, site-specific instrumentation training rigs.
Certificate IV in Electrical Instrumentation
National course code: UEE40411
Kerry Brisbane was very pleased with the outcome of the training that her staff received.
"The program not only provided upskilling of our existing tradespeople, but offered a genuine career path for our electrical apprentices to ensure a continuous flow of qualified workers for a plant area as well as higher retention rates...this training is a key element of our workforce retention strategy."
- Kerry Brisbane,
Superintendent of Electrical Maintenance for the Copper Concentrator, Monica Joseph, has also had five of her team members undertake the training:
"This program is certainly delivering the benefits we are looking for with minimum interruption to our operations."
- Monica Joseph, Superintendent of Electrical Maintenance for the Copper Concentrator
Award-winning trainingThe achievement of the training was recognised when the SAGE and RMIT Joint Venture won the Innovation Award in the 2012 Kinetic Training Awards. These awards are the most prestigious recognition program for training in the resources sector and celebrate exceptional dedication and innovative practices.