Training makes for better mining

Mongolian mine training centre will tour Xstrata's Rolleston mine.
Mongolian mine training centre will tour Xstrata's Rolleston mine. Peter Holt

A DELEGATION from a Mongolian mine training centre will tour Xstrata's Rolleston mine as part of a fact-finding mission on how Queensland trains its mining industry workers.

The visit by the 12-member contingent follows the signing of an agreement between the Institute and Millennium Challenge Account Mongolia to assist the Gobisumber Vocational Training Centre in mining training.

The international representatives are in Queensland for a whirlwind tour of the state's world-class training centres and mining operations, and will also visit the Blackwater International Coal Centre on Saturday, May 26, as part of a two-week tour taking in Mackay, Rockhampton, the Capricorn Coast and Central Western Queensland.

Officials will see the Rolleston mine on Wednesday, May 23, when they are in Emerald for three days.

"As a leader in the education and training of mining personnel, Queensland is a great place for international educators to visit and learn from," Central Queensland TAFE's Kim Harrington said.

"We are helping them achieve international standards in the delivery of vocational education and training so they can train local residents for a range of mining projects.

"As part of the contract, we've sent a number of teachers to Mongolia to work directly with the training centre.

"By visiting us in Australia, their training staff can experience first-hand how we're delivering top-quality education and a range of training for the mining industry."



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