Working towards a skilled energy workforce

In October, the E-Oz Energy Skills Australia Annual Conference will bring together education and business professionals from the energy sector to discuss the future workforce.

Throughout two days, a robust program of panel discussions, workshops and open question sessions will cover a range of topics including sustainability of the apprentice management system; overseas training recognition; energy safety; the work of the National Skills Standards Council in improving quality in VET; mining electrical instrumentation; and workforce development. Keynote speakers include TAFE Directors Australia chief executive officer Martin Riordan, SAGE Defence general manager Paul Johnson and Eraring Energy operator training officer Wayne Hockings.

Energy Skills Australia is the trading name for ElectroComms and Energy Utilities Industry Training Council, which is the Commonwealth Government’s declared Industry Skills Council for the electrotechnology, communications and energy utilities industries.

The E-Oz Energy Skills Australia Annual Conference will be held from October 21-23 at the Sofitel Gold Coast, Queensland. For more information and to register, visit

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