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Industry Skills Councils

Industry Skills Councils

ISCs are not-for-profit organisations with the primary role of facilitating the education and training needs of all stakeholders operating in their industry sectors. They provide industry intelligence and advice to Skills Australia, government and enterprises on workforce development. This includes identifying skills needs and actively supporting their development.

ISCs give all industries, peak bodies, enterprises, unions, training organisations and governments a voice in Australia`s vocational education and training system through a national system of industry advisory arrangements and a structure based on industry-led boards of directors and standing committees.

The following ISCs are those most relevant to the Resources Sector:


SkillsDMC is the ISC for the Resources and Infrastructure sectors. It includes stakeholders from each of the following industry sectors:

  • coal mining
  • civil infrastructure
  • quarrying (extractive)
  • drilling
  • metalliferous mining


EE-Oz is the ISC for the ElectroComms and EnergyUtilities industries, representing a combined total workforce of 539,000 people

Construction & Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC)

CPSISC represents the workforce training and skills development needs of the construction and property services industries. More than 1.6 million Australians work in approximately 500,000 enterprises.

Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA)

MSA is addressing the skills needs of over 250,000 manufacturing and other businesses employing over 1.1 million Australians. MSA cover a broad range of industries.

Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC)

TILSC addresses the skills needs of industry sectors which employ an estimated 500,000 individuals directly and over 1 million people, in both direct and indirect and associated roles. TILSC covers a broad range of industries.

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 world’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 Queensland’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

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 MineStar™

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.

Find out more about RII Competencies here

You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.

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