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Joint effort to boost Queensland employment opportunities

Joint effort to boost Queensland employment opportunities

A new training program will provide opportunities for those in remote mining regions.

A $300,000 training program run by Toll Mining Services (TMS) and Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE will deliver more employment opportunities in the national transport industry.

The new digital training scheme, funded by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education under the National Resource Sector Workforce Strategy, will develop unique educational resources for driver operators.

The scheme will help enable employees of the national transport industry to carry out their work within Queensland’s resource sector, servicing remote locations across the state.

Toll’s Remote Access Interactive Learning program will incorporate technology and mobile learning devices into employment training, enabling workers to simulate real-life situations and engage in task-based scenarios.

On completion of the program, it is anticipated driver operators will gain a Certificate III in Driving Operation qualification, South Queensland Institute of TAFE director Trevor Schwenke said.

“We look forward to working closely with Toll Mining Services to increase their workforce’s
skillset, and to assist the industry in general – with the NBN rollout, remoteness is no longer a barrier to training opportunities,” Mr Schwenke told APN media.

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