IQA Student Award Kinder Australia

The Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) Victorian Branch recently celebrated the achievements of its elite Diploma and Certificate students at a special Student Presentation event at The Boulevard, Kew.  The memorable evening was capped off with an inspirational presentation by special guest Robert Murphy, former Western Bulldogs AFL player.

This year Kinder Australia has continued in our collaboration with the Institute of Quarrying Victorian Branch and together with the Box Hill Institute of TAFE delivers industry-focussed surface extraction operations Certification and Diploma courses.  Peter Laskey, Field Applications Specialist and Bradley Owen, Field Applications Engineer represented Kinder Australia at this event and were on hand to present mementos of the ‘Handbook of Quarrying’ to 28 Certificate students and ‘The Supervisor’s Survival Guide’ to 9 Diploma Students.

Statistics from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) report “showed those training in a surface extraction operations Certificate or Diploma increased from 2003 to 2873 – a 1.4% increase on the corresponding period.  (Source: Quarry Magazine, May 2018 Issue).  As a proactive organisation Kinder Australia is strongly committed to empowering its staff through training, professional development and upskilling.  Neil Kinder, Kinder Australia CEO says, “the nature of our industry and business is dynamic, it never stands still, nor should the improvement and development of key assets – that is our staff, who are the driving force to take the business onwards and upwards”.

For this year’s IQA graduating students, the opportunities within the quarrying and surface extraction industries are far and wide.  We encourage you to continue your professional development into the long term and through your Certificate/Diploma achievements make valuable contribution to the advancement of our site operations.

Congratulations to the IQA – Class of 2018 and be sure to stay connected with Kinder Australia via our LinkedIn Profile and

For more information on your specific requirements, contact Kinder Australia on +61 38587 9111 or email Kinder