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Training and professional development

Oct 14, 2020
Here’s the drill on new training offerings

Here’s the drill on new training offerings

The Australian Drilling Industry Association has launched two new courses to give non-drillers a better handle on aspects of the industry. The two online offerings that kicked off last month focus on exploration drilling and geotechnical drilling, following on from an existing course in waterwell drilling for project managers, according to ADIA chief executive officer… This content is for i...

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Oct 06, 2020
Support extended for firms taking on apprentices

Support extended for firms taking on apprentices

The Federal Government is forking out an extra $1.2 billion to support Australian businesses to employ 100,000 new apprentices and trainees as part of its COVID-19 economic recovery plan. From this week, businesses who take on a new Australian apprentice will be eligible for a 50 per cent wage subsidy, regardless of geographic location, occupation,… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Oct 01, 2020
NAIF backs CQU digital upgrades, capital works

NAIF backs CQU digital upgrades, capital works

A Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan of up to $76 million is set to play a vital role in supporting CQUniversity through the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said the loan would secure planned capital works and upgrades to digital infrastructure over the… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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Oct 01, 2020
Major BHP apprenticeship pledge and METS support

Major BHP apprenticeship pledge and METS support

BHP will create 2500 new apprenticeship and traineeship positions within five years through its BHP FutureFit Academy hubs at Mackay and Perth. That will mean about 1250 positions at Mackay, including the 225 people already enrolled, in addition to a separate skills development investment focused on regional areas throughout Australia. The commitment today from BHP… This content is for iQ I...

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Sep 30, 2020
EGRU presents critical minerals seminar

EGRU presents critical minerals seminar

Critical minerals will be the focus of a technical workshop hosted by JCU’s Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU) on October 9. The workshop – via Zoom from 3pm – will feature presentations by world experts on critical minerals geology from Australia, Germany and United Kingdom. Critical minerals – required for new technologies including energy storage -… This...

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Sep 11, 2020
FDC to deliver $37m CQ school of mining

FDC to deliver $37m CQ school of mining

FDC Construction & Fitout has won the contract to build a $37 million School of Mining and Manufacturing for CQUniversity. CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Nick Klomp said the new School of Mining and Manufacturing would support emerging and future skills in the mining and manufacturing sectors and would help support regional recovery in those industries. “Mining remains… This content is fo...

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Sep 08, 2020
Construction skills group steps up training scheme

Construction skills group steps up training scheme

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) has announced a $42 million workforce training package to prepare for the state’s COVID-19 recovery. CSQ’s training package for workers and businesses in the construction industry has increased by 14 per cent from last year. It will extend existing training programs while adding some specific responses to challenges resulting from COVID-19,… This c...

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Sep 04, 2020
Sugar scholarship on offer for engineering students

Sugar scholarship on offer for engineering students

Applications open next month for a scholarship program offering engineering students a pathway into the sugar industry. The Australian Sugar Industry Scholarship enables undergraduate engineering students in their final two years of study to gain valuable experience during three paid placements in the sugar milling industry. The scholarship is sponsored by Sugar Research Institute (SRI)… Th...

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Sep 02, 2020
Rockhampton push for $50m TAFE project

Rockhampton push for $50m TAFE project

City leaders are spearheading a push for a TAFE Centre of Excellence to turbocharge skills and training in the Rockhampton region. CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Professor Nick Klomp was joined by Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow, local Regional Development Australia chair Grant Cassidy, and Adnought Sheet Metal Fabrications manager Greg Adams in calling on the State Government… This...

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