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Quarry workers act up for the camera in a new safety video.

Quarrymen become movie stars

Quarry workers recently took to the limelight when shooting started for a video to raise awareness of safe work, good posture and ergonomics. Read more »
A family inspect the varying examples of aggregate on show at an open day at Nucrush Group’s Oxenford quarry on the Gold Coast in October 2011.

Engaging with the community

Consultation and engagement play an important part in the conduct of business today, particularly in planning permits. In the past, this was seen as being a “soft skill” but as James Marshall explains, more recently there has been an emerging recognition of the value of engaging communities and building relationships. Read more »
One hundred apprentices in 2012 participated in Komatsu’s apprentice development system at Hunter TAFE’s Kurri Kurri campus.

Komatsu, Hunter TAFE formalise training

Komatsu Australia and Hunter TAFE’s Kurri Kurri campus have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that formalises the partnership between the two organisations.xx Read more »
SkillsDMC believes in developing a system where employers determine the quality and relevance of the training outcomes.

Defining, measuring training for Australia’s infrastructure industry

The skills challenge for the resources and infrastructure industry has bedevilled Australia for years. As SkillsDMC chairman Steve McDonald contends, unless the training regime changes, the problems will remain, despite the Federal Government’s good intent. Read more »
Fathers and sons have signed up to be trained for Certificate III in Surface Extraction with the Torres Shire Council. From left: Ibraham and Robert Binawell with Tuta and Gavin Kris.

Training, developing a remote workforce

The IQA has successfully trialled pilot education program in the Torres Strait. Paul Sutton reports on the success of a qualifications and coaching project for workers at Horn Island Quarry. Read more »
Conveyor chutes between plants at Hanson’s Wolffdene quarry operation.

Improving your quarry operations from the inside out

As part of its Professional Development Program (PDP), the Institute of Quarrying Australia has developed a series of dedicated quality plant training days for quarry operators, managers, foremen, plant operators, sales staff and all who need to know more about quarry plant and equipment. Read more »
The NCVER study refutes claims that the minerals industry is not seeking to train Australians for work.

Study shows training a major part of mining expenditure

Australia’s first comprehensive study of the sector's contribution to vocational education shows that training is on the agenda to cover shortages of labour in the industry. Read more »
Ngaire Baker, who has worked in marketing and PR roles for Orica, Downer EDI and Schenck, has been named as one of the top 10 most influential women in mining.

No barriers for tenth most influential woman in mining

None too surprisingly, Gina Rinehart has topped the list of the 10 most influential women in mining but number 10 on the list is no stranger to the quarrying industry. Read more »

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