Tag: engineering

Defence & Security

Education & Skilling

STEM skills shortage and the modernisation of Australian Defence capability

The Government is making an unprecedented investment into Defence capability of around $200 billion, over the next decade. While this investment marks positive news for the modernisation of Defence’s capability, it represents only part of the equation. The modernisation of Australia’s Defence capability will create more opportunities for Australians to use their expertise, experience and…

6 Nov 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education & Skilling

Leadership & Communication

Technology

Lifting Australia’s innovation performance

For the last two and a half decades Australia has enjoyed sustained economic growth, booming employment and favourable living standards. But in more recent years, the country’s high labour costs have forced many companies to source products and services overseas, leading to a slump in Australian productivity. With increasingly tough competition from developing nations this…

21 Aug 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education & Skilling

The importance of STEM in preparing for the fourth industrial revolution

We are on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution and Australia must increase participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to meet the demands of its evolving job market. Our current education system isn’t converting enough students into modern, high-level professions such as nanotechnology, bio-engineering and computer science – yet these are…

23 May 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Q&A: Dr Andrew Heap, Geoscience Australia

The 10th annual Mining the Territory Conference is delighted to welcome Geoscience Australia’s contribution to the 2016 programme. We were pleased to liaise with Geoscience Australia‘s Dr Andrew Heap to talk about the challenges faced by the resources sector in Australia and the objectives of the Exploring for the Future Programme. Could you tell us about Geoscience Australia…

31 Aug 2016, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

Other

STEAM – The Importance of Creativity in STEM Subjects

There is no doubt about it; Australia has a skills gap and needs to increase participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to meet the demands of its evolving job market. Our current education system just isn’t converting enough students into modern, high-level professions such as nanotechnology and computer science – yet this…

7 Jul 2016, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport

Communication is the key

Coates Hire, Australia’s leading equipment solutions provider, is No.1 Ticket Holder for the 2015 CCF National Conference & Exhibition, to be held 14–17 October in Melbourne. Here Coates Hire’s Greg Parfitt, Executive General Manager, Sales & Product, talks about the company and some of the issues impacting the construction and infrastructure industries... Greg Parfitt knows…

1 Sep 2015, by Informa Australia

Other

Maintenance Planning Mastery – Case Study for an Australian Manufacturer

Informa Corporate Learning recently held an onsite training course for a very large Australian manufacturer and asked the course instructor Adrian Stephan to give us an overiew of how the course went and the outcomes: "Beginning with a site visit of the manufacturing plant the day before, this was always going to be a more…

15 Jun 2015, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Fabrizio Perilli

Fabrizio Perilli is the Chief Executive Officer, Development and Construction for the Toga Group, responsible for the overall strategy and performance of the division.  He has over twenty years of experience in project management and has been responsible for a number of major developments across Australia and overseas with a value in excess of $5billion. Fabrizio will…

30 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Where is the Asia-Pacific LNG market headed?

If Australia is to meet its target of becoming the world's largest producer of LNG by 2018 - as suggested by many experts - it's essential that the local LNG sector has the right infrastructure in place. This is especially crucial given that the demand for the energy source is set to surge in the…

2 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Georgi Slavov

Georgi Slavov joined Marex Spectron in January 2014 as the Head of the Basic Resources & Freight Research Group. His team is responsible for the fundamental analysis of key industrial commodities & freight markets. On a daily basis he is actively involved in direct dialogue with global brand companies including trading houses, investment banks and…

1 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

Solutions needed to spur future mining engineering investment

Mining engineering investment in Western Australia needs a kick-start, a new report has revealed. The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) and PricewaterhouseCoopers research found infrastructure spending for the resources industry is vital for the sector's economic development. CME director Nicole Roocke said: "The resources sector relies on a range of public…

17 Feb 2014, by Informa Australia

Mining & Resources

WA mining engineering construction shifts to production

Western Australia's mining engineering construction has been a major component of the country's resources boom in recent years. At its peak in 2012, one-third of all spending in WA's economy was on capacity expansion such as new mines and equipment. However, as Australia moves back a step from these lofty heights, it is important for…

10 Feb 2014, by Informa Australia