MSOP Projects

The Mining Skills Organisation Pilot (MSOP) was born out of a 2019 Australian Government initiative led by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. The Skills Organisations were created to explore opportunities to strengthen engagement with the VET sector.

In partnership with the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), the MSOP was created with the goal of supporting the minerals and resources industries in developing relationships with the VET sector, leading to increased engagement, and understanding of challenges and opportunities for all stakeholders.

Extensive national industry consultation across 2019 and 2020 led to the MSOP forming four initial project hubs, based on the industry’s immediate need to increase both the capacity and capability of its workforce.

APPRENTICESHIPS

Understanding how we can produce tradespeople faster without losing quality, and ensuring we get a better fit between skill needs and training programs

ATTRACTION AND RETENTION

Focusing on workforce planning, pathways and skillsets for those looking to enter or transition into the mining, resources or energy sector from outside (complementary) industries

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Building speed to market and responsiveness to address issues around the identification and prioritisation of skills needs for the mining, energy and resources sector

QUALIFICATION REFORM TRIALS

Testing new ways of designing qualifications to improve the flexibility and responsiveness of qualifications design, and address transferable and specific skills for the industry now and into the future