Electrical training package for mining area C

McKay, Michael (2007) Electrical training package for mining area C. [USQ Project]


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[Abstract]: Training is of significant importance within the Australian mining industry and is affected by many factors including the ageing workforce, high levels of employee turnover and the current skills shortage, enhanced by the global commodities boom fuelling the
mining industry.

This dissertation outlines the design, development, implementation and evaluation of an electrical training package for the Mining Area C Iron Ore deposit operated by
HWE Mining in Western Australia. This involved research into training within the Australian mining industry and HWE Mining as well as stakeholder consultation to identify and select the components of the electrical training system.

The development, implementation and evaluation of selected training material highlighted the effectiveness of a site specific training system comprised of on-the-job and simulated theoretical and practical components. The continuation of this process to develop the remaining material will provide significant benefits to the mining operation and its employees in the form of reduced plant downtime, reduced turnover, ongoing employee development and positive reinforcement of a training culture within the organisation. The potential for this training package to be adapted to other disciplines within the organisation has been identified and the ongoing evaluation process will
provide a strong basis for such projects.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2008 04:13
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: mining; training; electrical; iron ore; Western Australia
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
09 Engineering > 0914 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy > 091405 Mining Engineering
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390114 Vocational education and training curriculum and pedagogy
40 ENGINEERING > 4019 Resources engineering and extractive metallurgy > 401905 Mining engineering
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3505 Human resources and industrial relations > 350503 Human resources management
URI: https://sear.unisq.edu.au/id/eprint/3932

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