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Resources Training Conference promises a better industry

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Now in its’ fourth year, the 2018 the Resources Training Council Conference delivered on its’ promise of improved training for a better industry.

As one of the most unique resource industry conferences held across the Asia Pacific Region, up to 150 delegates from across Australia attended the two-day conference themed ‘We’re for Better’

With a compelling panel of keynote speakers, Conference Organiser & Resources Training Council President Heather Munro said the Council’s aim for this year’s event was to encourage attendees to build better training for industry and foster co-operation across the resources sectors.

“This year’s theme focused on building great quality learning outcomes for the resources sector, particularly in relation to Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and Mine Site training compliance,” Ms Munro said. “The sector is now growing at a rapid rate and it is critical that the integrity of training is maintained throughout the industry. Good training delivers positive productivity and health and safety improvements to the industry. We aimed to share best practices with the industry to improve training quality standards.”

This year’s program featured presentations from industry leaders and keynote presenters including: Dr Louise Mahler (Body Language Expert), Bruce Sullivan (Acclaimed Entrepreneur and Personal Improvement Specialist) and Craig Dixon (Human Development Expert). The program was led by Master of ceremonies Chris Parsons (TV Presenter).

With over 13 highly informative individual industry presentations, trade displays and exhibitor presentations the conference delivered on it theme “We’re for Better.”

As the national peak and representative body for resources training in Australia, the Resources Training Council (RTC) seeks to influence and shape policy to deliver better training and safety outcomes. Jim Munro, Chief Executive Officer of the RTC told AMSJ that “The conference sought to deliver better training, better safety, better productivity, better industry outcomes.”

The conference sought to deliver better training, better safety, better productivity, better industry outcomes.

A number of industry delegates applauded the Resources Training Council on the hosting the conference. One industry delegate told AMSJ that “the conference provided opportunities to explore issues for RTOs, trainers and provide excellent networking opportunities.” He said “We definitely will be back with more people from our training team next year.”

The Conference was attended by RTOs, union delegates, mines inspectorate personnel as well training and safety personnel from major mining companies and contractors including Peabody Energy, Redpath Mining, Thiess, Glencore Coal Assets.

Next year’s conference has been scheduled for October 2019.

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