Building long-term capability in the Australian minerals industry – The MINAD project

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Ayers, Ron, Dowling, David and Lind, Gavin. 2014. "Building long-term capability in the Australian minerals industry – The MINAD project." Bainbridge-Smith, Andrew, Qi, Ziming Tom and Gupta, Gourab Sen (ed.) 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2014). Wellington, New Zealand 07 - 10 Dec 2014 Palmerston North, New Zealand.
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Building long-term capability in the Australian minerals
industry – The MINAD project

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsAyers, Ron (Author), Dowling, David (Author) and Lind, Gavin (Author)
EditorsBainbridge-Smith, Andrew, Qi, Ziming Tom and Gupta, Gourab Sen
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2014)
ERA Conference ID42271
Number of Pages9
Year2014
Place of PublicationPalmerston North, New Zealand
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Conference/Event25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2014)
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Abstract

BACKGROUND
The minerals industry in Australia, as in many other countries, has a history of fluctuating between boom and bust scenarios. In the boom times the industry experiences severe shortages of skilled labour, whilst demand is considerably reduced in the lean times. In 2011 the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) received Federal Government funding to foster the development of two new
Associate roles within the minerals industry in the disciplines of Mining Engineering and Geoscience, in order to build long-term capability.
PURPOSE
The purpose of the Minerals Industry National Associate Degree (MINAD) project was to develop nationally the role of Associate within the Australian minerals industry and to ensure adequate educational programs and pathways for student articulation.
DESIGN/METHOD
The MINAD project commenced in 2012 as a partial solution to the long-term shortage of graduates from professional level Mining Engineering and Geoscience programs in Australia. The project involved educational providers, mining companies and other organizations in order to establish suitable educational programs and to engage mining companies in Associate training. The MINAD Project was guided by an Industry Advisory Panel (IAP), and utilised a structured approach for contributions from educational providers (VET and HEd) and mining companies.
A systematic curriculum development process was used to develop the structure and content of the two national educational programs. The process involved: (1) the definition of graduate outcomes; (2) the definition of a body of knowledge for each program; (3) the development of the learning outcomes and content for each course. The first two stages were undertaken nationally as part of the MINAD project. The third stage will be undertaken by each provider so as to meet contextual and institutional requirements, while delivering the required MINAD outcomes.
RESULTS
MINAD educational program models have been established for mining engineering and geoscience and a number of mining companies have expressed interest in integrating Associate training into their workforces. Two universities introduced MINAD program models in 2014 and a number of other educational providers have expressed interest in developing MINAD programs for introduction in 2015 or beyond.
CONCLUSIONS
The two pilot programs are progressing successfully and have been well received by students and the mining industry. Active recruitment campaigns sponsored by the minerals industry are underway, both in the general media and within the mining companies themselves. Recruitment through mining companies has however been difficult, as the industry continues to struggle with the concept of long term capability building during a period of industry downturn.

KeywordsMining, Geoscience, Associate Degree, Industry Collaboration
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390113. Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
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Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Minerals Tertiary Education Council, Australia
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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