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The Queensland Future Skills Partnership

The Queensland Future Skills (QFS) Partnership is a three-way partnership between BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity. The partnership is funding and facilitating the fast-tracked development and delivery of automated technology training pathways in open-cut mining operations in Queensland across VET and Higher Education.  


Certificate II in Autonomous Technologies (10935NAT)

Prepare yourself to work in with Autonomous Technologies and related industries with this new qualification. Throughout the course, you will develop a broad range of skills driven by the introduction of new technologies as a result of industry 4.0. Employers will increasingly need workers to be equipped with skills in software, hardware and supporting systems required for autonomous environments.


During this course you will develop innovative thinking and problem-solving skills and develop foundational skills in information communication technologies including networking, programming and Internet of Things (IoT) and autonomy and robotics including electrical control circuits, fluid power, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and schematics and systems documentation



The Queensland Future Skills Partnership offers a range of micro-credentials designed to provide valuable information on new and emerging areas and developed in partnership with industry.

These micro-credentials have been provided at no charge to participants through investment from the Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan as part of the Queensland Future Skills Partnership funded by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance.

These micro-credentials are intended to assist participants to learn more about working in emerging, digital and autonomous industries. The micro-credentials are online and self-paced, making them a flexible and accessible way to study and gain a recognised learning outcome and digital badge.

Because these courses are self-paced you can enrol directly — simply follow the link, select the course and 'enrol now' and provide your details to get started. 


The Queensland Future Skills (QFS) Partnership is led by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and includes TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity as education partners. The partnership has been working with industry experts, community organisations and government since late 2019 to fast-track responsive co-design and delivery of training to support the implementation of autonomous technology in mining.


These skillsets have been provided at no charge to participants through investment from the Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan as part of the Queensland Future Skills Partnership funded by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance.


We recommend nominating no more than one skillset per individual. Delivery dates and modes will be dependent on the review and award of EOI applications. 

Mary Campbell

TAFE Queensland Chief Executive Officer

New technology is being introduced into Australian workplaces every day, and we need to ensure the workforce has the ability to drive this innovation. This partnership gives us an opportunity to work with industry and employers to deliver a range of flexible skilling solutions to ensure employment outcomes for Industry 4.0 jobs of the future.

Professor Nick Klomp

CQUniversity Australia Vice-Chancellor and President


The skills being developed and delivered as part of this partnership are among some of the only training programs in Australia that specifically focus on automation technologies and industry 4.0. Delivery of these programs will help build a resilient future workforce, right from our backyard.

Tamara Barden

Chair of the Queensland Future Skills Partnership Steering Committee

Maintaining a skilled and secure workforce is critically important to Queensland’s resources industry as the nature of work changes. BMA are proud to lead this partnership which is defining the first wave of new skills required to support automation and technology advances in the Queensland resources sector, and enabling individuals in Queensland communities to acquire these skills.

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