Queensland Future Skills Partnership

Register your interest to learn new skills to keep up with automation and technology advances in the Queensland resources sector.

The Queensland Future Skills Partnership Pilot Program is about fast-tracking development and delivering automated technology pathways, skillsets and qualifications to Queensland’s resources sector. Advance Queensland is partnering with BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity on the initiative.

Advance Queensland is supporting the implementation of the pilot programs to enable existing workers, particularly in regional locations, to acquire new skills in new technologies, such as cyber security, data management, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and many more. Although it’s targeted at the resources sector, the training and skills can be transferred to other sectors, such as defence and agriculture.


There are 2 types of training available. 


12 accredited skillsets customised to the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector in areas, including:

  • Data Management
  • Initial Fault Response
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Remote Fault Finding
  • Fault Finding Networks
  • Fault Finding Equipment
  • Restricted Electrical
  • Networking
  • Cyber Security
  • Geo-spatial
  • Interoperability

Register for the skillsets program.


Non-accredited training programs in the areas of:

  • Work effectively in autonomous environments
  • Data fundamentals in autonomous environments
  • Cyber security
  • Safety fundamentals in autonomous environments
  • New Technology
  • Positioning basics
  • Network fundamentals
  • Autonomous environments in the value chain
  • Digital Transformation
  • Adapt, Collaborate and Communicate

Register for the micro-credentials program.

TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity are seeking expressions of interest to participate in training, at no cost to participants.