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Trainees and apprentices will be taught skills that better match the needs of employers in the mining industry, under a Skills Organisation pilot program. 


The Mining Skills Organisation pilot will ensure trainees and apprentices, particularly those in remote areas, are part of a growing workforce to support the mining industry, as well as the broader Australian economy.


This pilot will make sure we are teaching the skills employers are demanding, whether they be heavy diesel fitters, automotive electricians, communication technicians or mine engineers.


It will help ensure the ongoing availability of a highly skilled workforce to support the mining industry, as well as the broader economy.


More than a quarter of a million Australians work in the mining industry. This is an investment in Australian families and communities. This will create learning and job pathways for all, but especially our young people.


The Morrison Government’s investment in the Skills Organisation pilot will also be supported by industry contribution through the Minerals Council of Australia, signifying the important buy-in from the sector.


The pilots give target industries the opportunity to shape the national training system to be more responsive to their particular skills needs, and to ensure that employers have confidence in the quality of VET graduates.