IQA to host Introduction to Quarrying workshop

The Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) has designed the Introduction to Quarrying workshop to provide new and interested members of the quarrying industry with an introduction to quarrying processes, products, people and job positions.

Hosted online on Tuesday 7 March, the workshop outlines the fundamental need of quarrying in creating infrastructure and its wider role in supporting growth in the construction and other industries.

This workshop is designed to provide participants with an introduction to all things quarrying, including quarrying processes, products, people and job positions.

It is an ideal starter workshop for anyone working in the quarrying industry or those interested in finding out about the quarrying industry.

The topics which are set to be covered include:

  • The quarry life cycle
  • Quarry products
  • Quarry processes, plant and equipment
  • Industry terminology
  • The end use of quarries

After completion of the workshop, participants should have the knowledge to identify and understand;

  • What a quarry is, and the different types of quarries
  • The products produced by quarries, and how they are used
  • Quarrying processes and the equipment used
  • The organisation and management of a typical quarry, including job roles and qualifications required
  • The basic regulatory framework and the process for establishing quarries, and;
  • The community impact and influence of quarries

The course is recommended for:

  • New employees in the quarry industry or other related industries
  • Quarry support roles such as administration, human resources, marketing, etc.
  • Technical staff, sales staff and suppliers in quarrying, and;
  • Anyone who would like to learn more about the quarry industry

The workshop will be facilitated by Tony Ferrazza, who has previously been a Senior Mining Engineer with WorkSafe Victoria with oversight of quarries and open cut mines in Victoria.

Ferazza has extensive experience in education as training co-ordinator at Box Hill Institute and facilitator of a range of courses for the industry.

Completion of the workshop will grant 3.5 hours of technical training for continuing professional development hours CPD Hours, a completion certificate will be issued once finalised.

Registrations for the workshop close on 5 March 2023.

For more information, visit the IQA website.

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