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About Us

SkillsDMC is the global leader in defining skills competency standards and workforce development strategies for the Resources and Infrastructure Industry, representing the following sectors:

  • Coal Mining
  • Metalliferous Mining
  • Civil Infrastructure
  • Quarrying (Extractive)
  • Drilling

SkillsDMC’s core functions

SkillsDMC’s intimate understanding of workforce competencies required in global operating environments is unparalleled. Through its consultation with Industry, SkillsDMC produces Industry validated standards that are recognised globally to meet skilling needs.

SkillsDMC's core functions are:

  • Competency Standards
  • Verification of Competency
  • Assessment Resources
  • Consulting and Advocacy

This experience and knowledge enables SkillsDMC to deliver innovative skilling solutions that meet the real-time demands of operating companies around the world. Underpinning the delivery of these solutions, SkillsDMC conducts research and workforce analysis, identifies skills gaps aligned to business imperatives, defines training needs at both organisational and regional levels and develops leading assessment resources. 

SkillsDMC's competency standards and workforce solutions are reviewed continuously to ensure accuracy and relevance through partnerships with Industry and governments including:

  • Operating companies from Mining; Drilling; Civil Infrastructure; and Quarrying sectors
  • Suppliers to the Mining sector
  • Industry peak bodies and representatives
  • Governments
  • Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)

Established in 2003, SkillsDMC has worked with clients from the public and private sectors in the design and implementation of skilling standards across the Resources and Infrastructure Industry globally.

Under a contract with the Australian Government SkillsDMC operates the national Industry Skills Council for the Resources and Infrastructure Industry, to develop and maintain the Australian RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. This Skills Competency Recognition Framework is referenced world-wide as an Industry standard and is adopted by Industry and governments to support workforce development and skilling strategies. To support this development SkillsDMC draws on the Industry expertise including the following companies:

  • AngloAmerican
  • Construction Skills Queensland
  • Construction Materials Processors Association
  • Downer Mining
  • Alcoa
  • Wallis Drilling
  • Rio Tinto
  • HEST Consulting
  • Xstrata Coal
  • Centennial Coal
  • Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia
  • Zonge
  • Joy Global
  • Macmahon
  • Easternwell
  • Santos
  • BHP Billiton
  • Boart Longyear
  • Australian Asphalt Pavement Association
  • Boral
  • Newmont
  • Vale
  • Vortex Pipes
  • WDS
  • Blastcon Pty Ltd
  • Bechtel
  • Thiess
  • Wesfarmers Resources
  • Hastings Deering
  • Tesa Mining
  • Glencore

SkillsDMC’s activities are backed by close and thorough Industry engagement. Industry involvement in the development of SkillsDMC’s workforce planning and development solutions is critical in ensuring outcomes are accurate and relevant to Industry’s real-time needs.

SkillsDMC’s Industry Engagement Strategy includes engagement with operating companies through events, forums and participation on Sector Standing Committees as well as direct collaboration with Industry experts.

More information on SkillsDMC’s Industry engagement strategy can be found here.

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