SKILLS AND WORKFORCE
RESA's overarching priorities relate specifically to supporting programs and activities that will deliver the skills and workforce required in the South Australian Mining and METS sector.
Simple - right?
There are a range of complexities in achieving a skilled workforce. We take a strategic approach to understanding:
industry hiring trends
critical skills and priorities for growth
the challenges of attraction, retention and progression in our industries
the range of strategies and challenges that apply across the sub-sectors of industry for point of entry, operator, trades/maintenance, technician and professional occupations.
RESA has demonstrated capability and a range of tools and services to support companies to:
carry out workforce planning and analysis
identify and implement strategic solutions to skills priorities
demonstrate workforce capability and compliance
identify funding support for enterprise skills initiatives
develop collaborative partnerships to implement skilling solutions
We actively engage with national and state industry forums to identify and access the best of the strategic solutions available to support our stakeholders. These include:
Metalliferous Mining Industry Reference Committee: Industry advisory group to advise on the competency framework for surface operations, underground mining and resource processing
Drilling Industry Reference Committee: Industry advisory group to advise on the competency framework for oil and gas and mineral exploration drilling.
Mining Skills Organisation Pilot: Industry working group to the support the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) in developing timely skilling solutions within the national competency framework and in strategic projects to address industry skills priorities.
Construction, Mining and Energy Industry Skills Council: Industry advisory group providing support to the Training and Skills Commission and Department for Innovation and Skills in identifying skills priorities and strategic solutions for industry in South Australia.
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RESA's Workforce Planning Support
RESA has developed a comprehensive workforce analysis process that supports industry to gain a clear understanding of current and future skills priorities and develop the strategies to ensure a ready and able workforce. You can do it yourself using our tools or contact us for support.
Workforce Insights Data Tool
The South Australian Training and Skills Commission has launched a Workforce Insights Data Tool to provide a central point of access to understand the industry skills priorities and challenges with input from stakeholders. RESA has been able to support the development of the tool for the mining industry sector by undertaking industry consultation to provide insights relating to Critical Skills for Growth and Skills Shortages.
Understanding Workforce Engagement
Workforce engagement underpins the creativity, safety, efficiency, effectiveness and productivity of the workforce. Understanding the employee perception and experience of the workplace is a powerful tool to inform organisational development and change to enhance performance. RESA developed Touchstone Pulse as a workforce engagement measurement tool to provide real-time insights into the employee experience in the dimensions of workforce engagement. Check out our Employer Support materials to better understand the connection between Workforce Engagement and performance:
SUPPORT FOR INDUSTRY
RESA's Work Readiness and Action Learning Initiative
RESA's Graduate Work Readiness and Action Learning Initiative provides support to industry to access leading edge programs developed by the Global Centre for Work Applied Learning.
This collaboration delivers a 10% discount for each participant nominated for the program.
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment Upper Spencer Gulf Employment Facilitator is positioned to support regional job seekers and employers to connect. The Facilitator is able to identify programs and support opportunities, aligned to industry needs, to prepare transitioning job seekers to access work opportunities in the region. Employers with can work directly with the Facilitator to develop a fit for purpose approach to engagement.
Traineeships and Apprenticeships
Australian Apprenticeships provide a wide range of opportunities to engage and develop a skilled workforce, with funding support for training, apprentice participation and employer incentives on offer.
Choosing a Training Partner
Do you need a training provider or a training partner?
Generally, best results are achieved through training partnerships between industry and training organisations (RTO's) that have the capability and willingness to contextualise delivery and assessment to drive competency in the workplace. The attached RTO Checklist was developed by SkillsDMC, as the national industry skills council, in consultation with mining company representatives. The checklist provides a framework for industry to carry out an evidence based assessment to identify the 'best fit' provider.