SkillsDMC to assist resources sector skills development in India


SkillsDMC, the Industry Skills Council for Australia’s Resources and Infrastructure Industry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India’s National Skills Development Corporation. This will support the establishment of the Indian Sector Skills Council for mining, and provide for ongoing cooperation between Australia and India.

The MoU was signed on 17 October in Delhi in the presence of the Hon Julia Gillard MP, Prime Minister of Australia and Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India. India has set an ambitious target to provide skills training for up to 500 million people by 2022 to enhance productivity, employment opportunities and income.

The key points outlined in the MoU include SkillDMC providing support to its Indian Sector Skills Council counterpart in the areas of:

  • Creation of competency standards;
  • Processes for affiliation of training partners;
  • Assessment;
  • Certification;
  • Stakeholder engagement.

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