Jul 12 Wed

Resources Training Council appoints new chief executive.

The Resources Training Council announced today that it has appointed mining and training veteran Jim Munro as its new chief executive.

Mr Munro was appointed by the Council Executive to a full-time role after acting as interim chief in a part-time capacity since the departure of Rod Ramsay in May. He brings with him years of experience in the resources training industry having served roles as a chief executive of RTOs and a training management software company, ABSC Group. Prior to this, he worked as an underground miner in Mount Isa for 11 years.

Since starting the year with a new name, corporate identity, and website, the appointment of senior key executives from the resources industry throughout the first half of 2017 appears to be now paying dividends according to Council President Heather Munro.

“The Resources Training Council met the New Year with a heightened resolve to make a difference. To be different. To be heard. To be recognised by the industry, media and government as the voice of Resources Training in Australia,” Ms Munro said.

“I’m so pleased to see that our transformation has been met with such a great response. The larger our membership base, the stronger our foundations, the louder our voice and the better placed we are to deliver improved training and safety outcomes for workforces in resources and associated industries,” she said.

Ms Munro said that nine new members had been signed since Mr Munro’s appointment in May.

“Jim’s leadership, industry know how, and extensive network across the industry and government have proven to be major assets as we work hard to grow our membership,” Ms Munro said.

“We’re excited by our progress this year and look forward to a bigger future as we continue to drive improvement in skilling and training in the Australian resources industry.”

The new members are:

The Institute for Drone Technology™ (Melbourne, VIC) – The Institute helps individuals and organisations understand the revolutionary benefits of drone technology, and gain the skills to implement drone technology in their workplaces.

Dial Before You Dig (Blackburn, VIC) – DBYD offers leading practice certification for locators working with asset owners and contractors. The certification is not for people who have recently completed initial training or those with limited experience. The certification recognises locators who have demonstrated a high level of understanding and practical expertise.

Down to Earth Training & Safety Skills (Gladstone, QLD) – A new $1.4 million training facility in the heart of Gladstone identifies DTE as one of Queensland’s most advanced registered training organisations.

Hail Creek Mine (central QLD) – One of Queensland’s premier coking coal mines committed to improving the performance and safety of its 1350 strong workforce and contractors.

Get Set Safety and Emergency Training (Townsville, QLD). A family-owned and operated business offering professional, nationally recognised training specialising in Emergency Services and associated fields within both public and mining sectors throughout Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Prolift Training (Mackay QLD) - A Recognised Training Organisation specialising in High Risk Licensing & RII competences in the mining, construction, civil, rail, gas and sugar industry.

Curragh Coal Mine (Blackwater QLD) – A Wesfarmers Resources asset, Curragh provides metallurgical coal for export markets and steaming coal to Stanwell Corporation.

Middlemount Coal (Middlemount QLD) – A joint venture of Peabody Energy and Yancoal Australia, Middlemount Coal is an open-cut mine located approximately 90 km north-east of Emerald that produces medium-volatile pulverized coal injection (PCI) coal and semi-hard coking coal for the export market

NQ UAV (Townsville, QLD) - NQ UAV’s vision is to see businesses, government departments and research organisation become world leaders in their fields through the application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology.