The government of Western Australia announced on Wednesday two automation courses that are aimed at allowing WA workers to take advantage of automation opportunities as well as its new Defence Science Centre (DSC).
The new automation courses were developed by the Resource Industry Collaboration, which comprises of the state government, South Metropolitan TAFE, Rio Tinto, FMG, BHP, and Komatsu. Rio Tinto contributed AU$2 million to develop the courses.
"These new courses will allow us to maintain our competitive advantage as a leader in automation technology in Australia and ensure local people have the skills for the new jobs that are being created through technological innovation," WA Premier Mark McGowan said.
"They will also ensure the diversification of our economy and help Western Australians assist the mining industry well into the future."