Industry Projects

OK Tedi Mining Limited - Tabubil, Papua New Guinea

In 2006, the OK Tedi Mining Limited mining company contacted GippsTAFE with an enquiry about GippsTAFE's capacity to deliver instrumentation training on site at the OK Tedi Mining facility in Papua New Guinea. After a site visit by two GippsTAFE staff and subsequent scoping negotiations with OK Tedi Mining Limited Human Resource Management, it was decided that it was possible for training to occur on site, including on-the-job.

The result is GippsTAFE currently delivering the Diploma and Certificate III in Electrotechnology - Instrumentation and Electronics and Communications course to employees in Tabubil, Papua New Guinea and is contracted to deliver the same courses in 2009.

The structure of the courses incorporates 4 X 3 week blocks of course delivery. There are also work-based components that are set between visits, which are managed by workplace staff, who have the current CIV in Training and Assessment qualification.

To assist in OK Tedi's obligation to carry out work-based training and assessments, GippsTAFE has also delivered four CIV in Training and Assessment courses at OK Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) in Tabubil, Papua New Guinea in 2007 and 2008 and is contracted to deliver the same courses in 2009. This training helps strengthen the auspicing/partnership arrangements that GippsTAFE currently enjoys with OK Tedi Mining Limited.