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The Resource Channel’s research team consistently reviews the Australian Mining, Oil & Gas project pipeline, providing a current and comprehensive overview - project by project, either under construction or about to start - including key contractors and job numbers. This is intended to facilitate your own job search.
2013 Australian Mining, Oil and Gas Projects Overview
In March 2013, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) released its Industry Dimensions of the Resource Boom research paper.
Despite sweeping job losses across the industry since September 2012, the resource industry continues to be the fastest growing source of employment for Australian’s having created 130,000 direct jobs over the past five years and 28,500 new Australian jobs in 2012 alone*.
Key findings of the RBA report include:
For a summary of Australian mining, oil and gas projects, together with awarded contracts and employers, click here.
An overview of Government & Industry Initiatives to address the skills shortage
Have you ever wondered what industry and government are doing about filling the skills shortage void? We have the definitive guide for you here.
If the 272 projects in the pipeline in mining, oil and gas are to proceed, Australia needs skills and lots of them. The number of new entrants required for the Australian resource sector fluctuates anywhere between 70,000 to 200,000, depending on which latest government, industry or media report you read.
In September 2009, the Australian Government announced the establishment of the National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce to develop a comprehensive plan to meet the skills needs of more than 75 major resources projects expected to commence – at that time - in Australia over the next five years. The Taskforce was chaired by the Hon Gary Gray AO MP, then Parliamentary Secretary for Western and Northern Australia and comprised representatives from training, union and employer entities. After extensive research and consultation with industry stakeholders, the Taskforce’s report, Resourcing the Future, was released publicly in July 2010. By March 2011, the Hon Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations announced that the Australian Government had accepted all 31 recommendations presented.
The Taskforce found that both the short and long term skills needs of new resources projects will be significant. In particular:
Resourcing the Future contained 31 recommendations in seven key areas of workforce development for the resources sector to:
Twelve months on from this ringing endorsement, what has been achieved? Click on the links above provided for an overview of progress against these seven key areas.
For full details click here