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Queensland Resources Council
Economic Contribution

Since opening this page, the Queensland resources sector has generated the following contribution to the state's economy


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Partnerships and policy

University engagement

QRC has a number of memorandums of understanding (MoU) with selected universities across Queensland that reflect QRCís mission to maximise graduates available to the minerals and energy sector, and to assist the sectorís responses to current and future sustainability issues.

CQUniversity MOU - signed in 2009
UQ MOU - signed in 2009

QRC also has partnerships in place with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and James Cook University (JCU).

These MOUs and partnerships entail joint QRC scholarships, collaboration on teacher professional development opportunities and strategies to sustain the number of engineering and science students.


QRC works collaboratively with key industry skills councils on issues ranging from skilled migration, vocational education and training (VET), and tertiary and secondary education.

QRC with the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) and SkillsDMC have a memorandum of understanding (MOU), signed in 2011, to identify strategies to source the skilled workers the sector will need in the next five-to-10 years.

On skilled migration, QRC consults with national industry body the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and believes that a strong temporary and permanent skilled migration program is necessary to meet the demands of Australiaís skills shortage.

Key skills councils:

Skills DMC
Energy Skills Queensland
Kinetic Group
Skills Australia