Recent reports and projects by Mining Industry Skills Centre include:
Through the use of innovative technology solutions we have incorporated the expertise from Psychological, Adult Learning Methodology and industry experience to apply them to an assessment technique which identifies individual capability regardless of level of education or country of origin – especially relevant for international and greenfield operations.
ASH provides a flexible and responsive approach which can be tailored to meet specific organisational needs as well as addressing broad based industry needs.
Detailed analysis of role requirements and methods of competency validation to ensure validity and efficiency of recruitment and training programs identified.
Using best of breed simulation technology, the tool is applied to Supervisors as a key identifier in their risk management capability assessment – results identify competency in that protocol and suitability for that role.
In 2012 Kinetic was engaged by a global mining company to undertake a critical analysis of the testing process and methodology of a major professional development initiative within the organisation.
Kinetic used a qualitative research approach drawing on a broad series of interviews with representatives from the company and others, coupled with structured data collection from primary and secondary sources.
Kinetic delivered an integrated set of recommendations to improve diagnostic testing and existing training pathways for identified technical roles. The key finding was to identify the knowledge levels of operators prior to applying diagnostic testing so that individual training pathways can be best determined. The report also found that the existing ‘expert-novice’ training model whilst effective, was labour intensive, time consuming and diverted resources away from production.
The first serious gaming application to support the learning of risk and safety scenarios, allows people to demonstrate the application of their knowledge in relation to complex decision making in high risk scenarios.
This report provides an understanding of the emerging issues and the multiple demands on existing labour, the training systems and subsequent programs to support the provision of new labour supply.
This report was designed to bring to the table many of the workforce issues threatening the sustainability of increased automation implementation. The report incorporates the key findings of research and also outlines an implementation strategy. This report is recognised as a key positioning paper on automation in the resources sector within Australia and internationally.