Skills and Workforce Capability

CME’s Skills and Workforce Development portfolio focuses on ensuring the Western Australian resources sector has access to a diverse, sustainable and appropriately skilled talent pipeline to meet the industry’s future needs.

Projects & Issues

  • Education and training systems responsiveness to emerging occupational requirements and commodity specific labour shortages by up-skilling existing personnel and providing technology-enabled opportunities for new entrants using industry standard facilities
  • Eliminating inefficiencies resulting from duplication of training effort and lack of agreed upon approaches
  • The Verisafe Verification of Competency Framework (VoC) has now been established by the resources sector to deliver an agreed and consistent process for companies to fulfil their duty of care by ensuring workers have the necessary experience, skills and/or competency to safely complete work tasks
  • Attract and retain a diverse pipeline of talent and in turn, provide attractive career opportunities and develop people’s skills and capacity

Working Groups

  • Workforce Capability Group
  • Diversity and Inclusion Reference Group
  • Construction Training Fund Working Group
  • VoC Governance Group
  • VoC Working Group

• Earth Science WA Board

External Groups

  • Department of Community’s State Welfare Emergency Committee
  • Department of Education’s Career Development Reference Group
  • Earth Science WA Board National Science Week Committee
  • Mineral Council of Australia’s Workforce and Innovation Committee
  • Mineral Council of Australia’s Mining Skills Organisation Pilot Working Group
  • Resources Industry Training Council Advisory Board (RITC) – The RITC is a WA Government funded joint venture between CME and the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association focused on workforce development and skills across the resources sector. In addition to providing information to the State Training Board and Department of Training and Workforce Development, the RITC works collaboratively with industry on projects to address both current and future strategic workforce and skill needs. The Resources Industry Training Council has an advisory board.
  • WA Chief Scientist STEM Advisory Panel

CME’s Skills and Workforce Development portfolio focuses on ensuring the Western Australian resources sector continues to be a highly valued and strongly supported part of the community