White Papers

Coal and the Commonwealth

This study in 2009, by a multi-disciplinary panel of experts from The University of Queensland, adopts a plain language approach to present the findings on the past and future uses of coal and the role that this fuel has played and will continue to play, in Australia and globally.

Read the Prologue here
Download the full document here

See the news article and full report here


Bridging the Automation Skills Gap

Why the Australian resource sector should support an automation skills development program

CRCMining Report M624-1 Nov 2009

This study in 2009, was conducted by CRCMining to identify priorities for bridging the skills and knowledge gaps for automation processes in mining. Findings of the study led to a new Automation Technician TAFE qualification.

Report - Download the final CRCMining report here

This report was published as part of the Mining Industry Skills Centre’s Automation for Success report in 2010. Directly download the MISC report here. This report is published on the Kinetic Group’s website here

Case study -CRCs and Education: A case study in how CRCMining is working to address systemic skills shortages in the Resources Sector‘, authored by Professor Ross McAree, John Dudley, Professor Paul Lever, and David Haneman. Directly download the case study presentation here. This presentation is also available on the Cooperative Research Centre’s Association (CRCA) website here.


Maintainer of the Future

The 2014 CRCMining white paper ‘Maintainer of the Future’ examines how the evolution of technology and asset management will change the training and role of the modern mining maintainer, with significant recommendations for industry.

White Paper - Download the Maintainer of the Future white paper here