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This conference paper was originally published as Parish N, Contemporary developments in training, in Aziz, N (ed), Coal 1998: Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong & the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 1998, 56-63.


This paper will examine some of the significant developments in the training field in Australia in the past decade and the application of these changes to the mining industry generally, and the coal sector specifically. Three major aspects will be examined:- Competency -the use of Industry Competency Standards and how these can be used for achieving enterprise perfonnance requirements 2. Assessment -making judgements about an individual's competence, and using a rigorous assessment system as the basis for the "authorisation" system at a mine 3. Evaluation -ways to evaluate the return on investment in training, and convincing CEO's/shareholders that your training dollar is being spent wisely.