The Coal Mining IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to coal mining operations. Coal is mined in both underground and open cut operations with the latter of these sharing qualifications with open cut metalliferous mining and quarrying.
These qualifications are included in the RII - Resources and Infrastructure Training Package.
The IRC will consult widely during any future training package development process providing opportunity for any interested parties to make a contribution.
Technical Advisory Committees may also be established to inform future work, utilising a broad range of stakeholders with technical and specific industry knowledge.
The Coal Mining IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, PwC's Skills for Australia. For more information visit PwC's Skills for Australia.
Further information about the role of IRCs and how they operate can be found in the IRC Operating Framework.
The AISC has approved the following members for the Coal Mining IRC:
|National peak body||Minerals Council of Australia||Mr Darryl Cooper (Chair)||QLD|
|State minerals council||Queensland Resources Council||Mr Shane Apps||QLD|
|State agencies / regulators||New South Wales Mining and Petroleum Competence Board||Mr Andrew Palmer||NSW|
|Queensland Mines Inspectorate||Mr Neil Randolph||QLD|
|Mines rescue services||Queensland Mines Rescue Service||Mr Mark Freeman||QLD|
|Industry growth centre||METS Ignited and National Energy Resources Australia||Ms Christine Lindsey||QLD|
|Employee association||Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union||Mr Stephen Watts||QLD|
|Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (Western Australia Branch)||Mr Brant Softley||WA|
|Australian Workers' Union||Mr Gavin Lawrence||QLD|
|Individual with expertise in blasting||BHP||Mr Kamball Schafferius||VIC|
|Individual with expertise in underground coal mining||Glencore Coal Assets Australia||Mr Doug Kennedy||QLD|
|Ensham Resources||Mr Duncan Campbell||QLD|
|Individual with expertise in surface coal mining||AGL Energy||TBA||VIC|
|BHP||Mr Scott Layton (Dep Chair)||QLD|
|Individual with expertise in coal processing||Sedgman||Mr Rod Van Moolenbroek||QLD|