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Mining Skills Organisation Pilot (MSOP)

The Mining Skills Organisation Pilot (MSOP) was born out of a 2019 Australian Government initiative to explore opportunities to strengthen industry engagement with the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

The pilot focused on the knowledge that Australia’s future workforce would be more geographically distributed and digitally connected than ever before, requiring skills that are adaptable, transferable, and applicable to future needs.

Extensive national industry consultation across 2019 and 2020 led to the MSOP forming four initial project hubs, based on the industry’s immediate need to increase both the capacity and capability of its workforce.

In 2021, the MSOP became part of the Australian Minerals and Energy Skills Alliance (AUSMESA), an independent organisation funded by the Australian Government to engage with the mining and energy sectors and put learners at the centre of the (VET) system.

In 2023, we became the Mining and Automotive Skills Alliance (AUSMASA), a Jobs and Skills Council funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.