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

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.

Jonathon Mahon
Jonathon Mahon

Animation Developer

Jonathon Mahon is a great 3d character and assets artist who loves his Marvel and DC films. He likes trying new food places.

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

Breanna Brzoskowski
Breanna Brzoskowski

Animation Developer

This is Brea, an animation generalist both at Mining skills Australia and at home, has a passion for creating colourful chaotic art. Other than illustrating and painting in her spare time , she likes to enjoy watching phycological horror and crime related films.

Baily Sedmak
Baily Sedmak

Animation Developer

Baily one of our 3D artists with a Bachelor's degree in Games and Interactive Design, he likes spending his free time 3D sculpting and painting. Otherwise he's spending his time with his Cute Jack Russell.


Software Developers

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

Since graduating university with a Bachelor and First Class Honours Degree, in games and interactive design, Ben uses the latest technologies to develop gamification and interactive virtual reality experiences. He has many titles under his belt from scholar to published author to Guinness World Record holder.


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 White
Phil White

RTO Administrator

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 Maris
Tia Maris

RTO Administrator

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.

Nikola Pergaris
Nikola Pergaris

RTO Administrator

As our RTO Administrator, Nikola writes and edits training packages for MSA. With more than a decade of experience in the beauty industry, she brings the same attention to detail here. After work she loves socialising with friends, and going out to cocktail lounges.

Ava Earl
Ava Earl

RTO Administrator

With a background in law and a fascination with innovation, Ava supports MSA's RTO department through the lens of compliance and policy. To unwind, she loves watching british comedy panel shows with an iced matcha latte and her bull arab puppy on her lap.

Anne Thomas
Anne Thomas

RTO Administrator

Anne creates our training packages for clients in the RTO team and is an asset with her flexibility and skills when it comes to aiding our other departments. She has experience in sales, telecommunication, and customer service from her background in various support and administrative roles. After work, Anne loves cooking exotic foods and staying at home watching anime.


Emergency Management

Rachel Hawker
Rachel Hawker

Project Manager

Rachel, with a background in Mining & Customer Service, heads up our Emergency Management Department and takes care of all things Paramedic and Emergency Response. She is passionate about providing only the highest level of service to our Clients and taking care of her Team. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys home renovating, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.


Finance Department

Sol Mary Gomez
Sol Mary Gomez

Finance Officer

Sol is our Finance Officer; she has a Business and Finance background and looks after the general MSA Finances. Outside of work, she enjoys bushwalking, visiting different restaurants and spending time with her family and friends.

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.


Project Coordinator Department

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.

Nikhil Sriram Pappu
Nikhil Sriram Pappu

Project Coordinator

Nick is our Project Coordinator for the Training department and works in tandem with the clients, trainers and internal team to create an overall seamless experience. Nick is an engineer by training and has a background in Engineering and Project management within the IT sector. An extremely dedicated and motivated sportsperson, Nick spends most of his evenings playing either Badminton or Cricket. When Nick is not at a sports venue, he loves to chill at home with his puppy and partner in crime, Jerry!


Administration Department

Garima Chandrakar
Garima Chandrakar

Administration and Onboarding

Garima is our Administration Assistant and works closely with all departments in the office and is also responsible for overseeing and organising various executive tasks. Garima is an Aerospace Engineer by training and has a background in Engineering and Project management within the IT sector. An avid dog lover, Garima loves to occasionally pet-sit dogs of different breeds and sizes. As one can fathom, she has a cute little fur-ball named Jerry and spends majority of the day away from work dealing with his mischief.

“Whilst working with Mining Skills Australia, I have appreciated the professionalism of the team, their wide resource base of knowledge and the new and progressive tools being used to develop more interactive training curriculum.”

Nigel Soley
Nigel Soley
Principal Open Pit Operational Excellence Technical & Sustainability

“Mining Skills Australia are one of our favourite companies to work with.  They deliver on what they say they will and go above and beyond whilst doing so.  Their quality of work is insanely impressive and their staff is second to none when looking at professionalism and friendliness.”

Anthony Rice
Anthony Rice
Co-Founder TutisVreddo

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