Skilling people for the resource industry is about to take a giant leap forward with the official launch recently of Accelerated Skilling Hubs (ASH) by the Mining Industry Skills Centre at their annual conference, attended by some of the industry`s key personnel, training organisations and government bodies.
Mining Skill`s have developed ASH using a “Silicon Valley”ť example to create a hub of expertise, training and technology to advance an industry. Using advanced technology, they can rapidly accelerate the way people learn and can allow people to learn at their own pace.
Hubs will use simulation, gaming technology and automation to achieve rapid learning and take trainees through to professional level at an accelerated rate. They will be housed in a “centre of excellence”ť environment which can be located either regionally or in any major capital city.
Resource sector training re-defined
From induction right through to specialised managerial and senior expertise roles, ASH is a solution to a global problem, addressing safety and productivity issues. The process has the capability of re-defining the way people are skilled for the industry and the Mining Industry Skills Centre believes it will have a world class model as the training facilities continue and new technology is embraced.
New technology already developed in this area
Technology partners include CSIRO, Immersive Realisation, CAE Mining, Real Serious Games and SAGE, all of whom have already developed and presented breakthrough new technology in this area.
Developed in consultation with key players in our industry who were looking for this type of approach, the first hub will be located where the greatest demand is coming from, and at the moment that could be Queensland or even overseas.
Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.
The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the worldâ€™s largest deposits of bituminous coal.
The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queenslandâ€™s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.
The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.
Caterpillar Haul truck 793
The 793F has a load cpacityof 226.8 ton (US) and a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour. It's a turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled diesel engine that has enhanced power management capability for maximum hauling performance. The C175-16 is a 16-cylinder, four-stroke design that uses long, effective power strokes for optimum efficiency.
The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStarâ„˘
Read more about the CAT 793 automomous mining dump truck on our website.
Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)
Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.
RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.
You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.