WHO WE ARE

THE NEXT LEVEL IN TRAINING

 

WHO WE ARE

THE NEXT LEVEL IN TRAINING

 

BASED IN BRISBANE – SERVICING THE GLOBE

Backed by over 50 years combined mining experience, Mining Skills Australia with a team of experienced coaching and mentoring professionals is an expert supplier of training through competency-based and proficiency-based programs combined paving the way to further expand our range of services through eLearning capabilities, via our eLearning management system -Moodle- for remote locations or a blended learning approach, including customise training packages for your business needs across the mining industry nationally & globally.

Operators, New to Industry Trainees, Train the trainer
  • Machine Application & Operator Training Specialist. 
  • Operating Techniques Standardisation across all load and haul fleet units.
Supervision Proficiency and Understanding Training Programmes
  • Apply, monitor systems, methods, pit planning of surface mining. 
  • Understanding & Conducting Load/Haul Mobile Plant operations at an efficiency level of requirement.

Mines Rescue Certified Training and Auditing Services

  • Proactive Emergency Management integrated response and preparedness model.
  • Assessing your Company/site risk profile to tailor specific training program instilling confidence in your ERT teams.
  • Review principal hazard management, crisis management, emergency/rescue plans, aiding setup and management of high-risk, or highly hazardous jobs. Level 2, 3, 4 Emergency Response Audits

Legislative Intelligence

  • Ensuring Supervisors and Managers understand what is expected of them for mine site compliance, and that they understand that the obligations, roles and responsibilities to ensure worksite compliance -planning daily work- navigating and interpreting specific Acts, legislation, regulations, Codes of practice

“Safety and customer focus are strong values at Hitachi and we see similar values in Mining Skills Australia. Whether it’s the supply of a large excavator or electric-drive trucks, Hitachi knows they can rely on the Mining Skills Australia team to deliver great training, in a well-developed format, that fulfils for the customer. Hitachi realises our brand reputation is related to the Operator experience and we strongly believe that establishing a supportive environment from the start of any new project gives peace of mind to all involved. Mining Skills Australia are a pivotal part of the customer-focused plan we develop for each new machine project.

Hitachi and Mining Skills Australia have been working together for over 6 years now and we look forward to continuing to work together for the foreseeable future.”

David Lambourne – Eastern Region Manager – Mining
Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd

Meet Our Team


Co-Founders

Graeme Bradshaw
Graeme Bradshaw

Managing Director

As a tertiary qualified Education and Training Professional and with over 15 years in the mining industry, Graeme’s experience in developing learning resources helps lead Mining Sills Australia to develop exceptional blended learning media tools. Graeme is happiest cruising around on his Chopper and entertaining the team with one of his many travel anecdotes.

Andy Holder
Andy Holder

Managing Director

With over 20 years’ of mining, consulting and training experience, Andy heads our global team across the Field Training division. Andy works hard to supply Tier 1 Trainers across supervision, hands-on machine applications and operator training specialists in combination with our range of digital training resources and programmes to our clients globally. He has a strong approach to team values and providing cost saving outcomes to new and existing clients.


Contractor Management Department

Gary Bradshaw
Gary Bradshaw

Business Liaison Manager

As an experienced mining industry commercial person, Gary enjoys the chance to introduce our business to the global market. He has seen great success with our blended training and development programs in many countries and languages.


Animation Department

Damon Binstead
Damon Binstead

Animation Supervisor

As Mining Skills Australia's 3D Animation Supervisor, Damon is responsible for ensuring our animations are always staying ahead of the curve and are of professional high-quality standards. Outside of work Damon is a Musician, Photographer, 3D Artist and coffee abuser.

Will Smith
Will Smith

Animation Supervisor

No not that Will Smith. This one works as an Animator and Technical Designer who utilizes his skills as part of a team to develop high quality safety and proficiency training animations for the mining industry.

Cameron Mclean
Cameron Mclean

Animation Developer

This is Cam, creator of digital things, game player and VR prisoner. He makes fake people drive fake trucks so real people can drive real trucks.

Spencer Gibson
Spencer Gibson

Animation Developer

Spencer is a 3D enthusiast who helps develop Mining Skills Australia’s safety and proficiency training animations whilst maintaining a high level of chaos and comedy. In his spare time, Spencer enjoys socialising with his friends and has created a monthly art production page to challenge himself and others.

Will Struthers
Will Struthers

Animation Developer

William is Mining Skills Australia’s storyboard artist and 3d generalist. He is also a digital painter who loves to cook and is his dogs personal chew-toy. What a cool guy!

Jose Luis Camean Bartolome
Jose Luis Camean Bartolome

Animation Developer

Jose is our Argentinian/Spanish/Australian creative person. Currently working on animation and VR development, Jose is constantly searching for any emerging technologies he can get his hands on and make the most of it.

Sara Eriksson
Sara Eriksson

Animation Developer

After receiving her Bachelor's degree in Animation, Sara uses her passion for teaching and her 3D skill set to create professional animated training material. In her spare time, Sara is also a singer-songwriter, artist and Medieval history enthusiast.

Cayden
Cayden

Animation Developer

Cayden is one of our 3D artists, he contributes to the Animations and to the Mining Skills App development, when he isn't 3D modelling, he adventures locally and looks for exotic foods to try regularly.

Mark Rutherford
Mark Rutherford

Software Developer

Mark has a background in art and design, he has worked as a graphic designer and game developer. Since graduating university he has delved into programming and now uses the latest technologies to develop mobile apps and interactive experiences. Outside of work, Mark enjoys creative writing and coffee.

Ben Rayment
Ben Rayment

Software Developer

Ben Rayment Ben is our games expert. His background is interactive games and design. After receiving his Bachelor in Games and Interactive Design he decided to do further study and received a First Class Honours Degree in the same field with his thesis titled “A Soccer Game Simulation using Reinforcement Learning Algorithms”. Since graduating he has delved into programming and now uses the latest technologies to develop gamification and interactive virtual reality experiences. Outside of work, Ben enjoys playing video games and working on his custom arcade cabinet.

Jonathon Mahon
Jonathon Mahon

Animation Developer

Bio

Samuel Asher
Samuel Asher

Animation Developer

Sam is it 3D animation developer & artist who helps with the development of mining skills safety and proficiency training, when he isn't working hard, he's passionate about creating 3D environments and loves to have a beer at the local breweries

Qasim Ahsan
Qasim Ahsan

Project Coordinator

Qasim is our Project Supervisor for the Animation Department, working with clients and the animation team to keep everyone on the same page and on deadline. Outside the office, he loves running, world politics and perfecting his Pakistani food recipes.


RTO Department

Emma Hutson
Emma Hutson

RTO Manager

Emma, experienced in various sales, training and customer service-based roles, is passionate about blended learning and providing opportunity to enhance everyone’s education experience, regardless of academic or ability level. A seasoned traveler and foodie, Emma can give recommendations for any epicurean hidden gems, whatever the city.

Phil
Phil

Administrative Assistant

Phil has 20 years of education experience across VET and Higher Education. He has worked with students in Australia and South Asia developing their skills. Phil also enjoys long walks along the beach at sunset.

Tia
Tia

Administrative Assistant

Tia is one of our RTO superstars who loves to create and enjoy beautiful barista coffees and has a love for welding, before Covid Tia was and still is a massive fan of travelling and culture and has travelled to many countries, her favorite being Switzerland and Nepal.


Emergency Management

Rachel Hawker
Rachel Hawker

Project Manager


Finance Department

Jae Jung Kim
Jae Jung Kim

Bussines Manager

Jae Jung also known as JJ is our Bussines Manager in-charge of keeping the business afloat, when JJ isn't searching for the finest Ramen in Brisbane she is planning her next trip with her family and cute puppy Blossom.

Valentina Rodriguez
Valentina Rodriguez

Finance Assistant

Valentina is currently studying a Diploma in Accounting. She enjoys going for walks and exploring national parks. She is always up for a good dinner and a good movie.


Administration

Bre
Bre

Administration Office

Bre is a qualified Paramedic and soon to be Nurse and is taking care of Mining Skills Office as the Office Administrator. Bre is also an avid searcher for new exotic and delicious foods.

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