Regional Agriculture and Mining Integrated Training (RAMIT)
This is a joint initiative between SkillsDMC, Agrifood Skills Australia, Minerals Council of Australia, National Farmers’ Federation, and the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). Project funding has been provided by DEEWR.
The aim of the Regional Agriculture and Mining Industry Training (RAMIT) Project is to develop and deliver a cross-industry training program suitable for entry level skilling in the agriculture, mining and related regional industries. With the increased focus on sustainability in the Australian economy, the project will aim to achieve employment and natural resource sustainability by creating skills sets and jobs that:
• are relevant to regional Australia,
• will last, and
• will contribute to enhanced management of natural resources in regional Australia.
The skills delivered will be practical and hands-on, and designed to gain jobs in regional communities. They will also be expected to offer flexibility of employment for seasonal activities. The aim is also to provide better job-entry opportunities for disadvantaged jobseekers in isolated and remote areas.
The agriculture and mining industries will benefit from the strengthening of the regional skill base and the recruitment of work-ready participants who are interested in a career in their sectors. Regional communities will benefit from the development of work-ready participants, cross-industry training, training provider relationships and the retention of the local skill base. A further benefit will be the enhancement of training infrastructure within the region arising from broad community and industry involvement.
A Local Reference Group will be established in two selected pilot regions. Membership will include representation from relevant community and industry bodies and from local enterprises. A Local Coordinator will be appointed in each pilot region to implement and progress the activities needed for the pilots to achieve their objectives.
The target audience for participation in the training program will include job seekers, new entrants to the workforce and the long-term unemployed.
A national Project Steering Committee has been established which has membership from:
- Agrifood Skills Australia
- Minerals Council of Australia
- National Farmers’ Federation
- Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
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