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Mine Closure Education & Training Research

Uncovering mine closure skills and training needs

With Australia‚Äôs success as a global leader in mining, it is not surprising the country is now home to approximately 400 mines due to close in the next 10 years.  

More than ever, Australia needs a skilled and agile workforce with the ability to plan for and execute mine transitions that will benefit current and future generations of Australians and rehabilitate the natural habitats and environments of native flora and fauna.  

Access to training and professional development for the workforce is vital to ensuring genuinely successful outcomes for all stakeholders. Mine closure awareness and education is crucial to the social and economic success of communities affected by post-mine sites.

Prior to our establishment as a Jobs and Skills Council, AUSMASA successfully tendered for a contract with CRC TiME, to undertake a strategic review of the education and training options related to mine closure.

Project vision

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We worked with the Cooperative Research Centre for Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC TiME) to review education and training options. 

The Cooperative Research Centre for Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC TiME) is a dedicated research organisation focused on reimagining and dramatically transforming mine closure outcomes for the benefit of all Australians. CRC TiME brings together over 70 leading mining and mining service companies, regional development organisations, State and Commonwealth governments and research partners.