We're for better training

As our name suggests, Resources Training Council is the national peak and representative body
for resources training in Australia. We were founded in 2011 by a group of registered training
organisations bound by a commitment to promote leading practices in training. We now cover the
resources sector which includes those RTOs who work within our industry.

What we’re about

We are recognised as the “Voice of Resources Training” in Australia. Our mission is to influence and shape policy to deliver better training and safety outcomes for workforces in resources and associated industries.

Resources Training Council is a not-for-profit association funded solely by our members. We share leading practice, encourage innovation and drive operational improvements, efficiencies and effectiveness to ensure that the industry has safe, productive workers. 

Our network shares close links to government at all levels, industry regulators and other key stakeholders and our mission is to influence and shape policy to deliver better training and safety outcomes for workforces in resources and associated industries.

Our Key Objectives

  • Build workforce capability
  • Support industry to achieve health and safety objectives
  • Deliver a range of leading products and services
  • Enhance the knowledge and skills of our Stakeholders in all aspects of the industry
  • Communicate industry change through a range of media

Member Benefits

  • Representation to key government and industry stakeholders
  • Opportunity to receive other stakeholder latest information and updates
  • Access to the members dashboard for member only content
  • Free attendance at all Industry Network Meetings
  • Discounts on Professional Development workshops and other events
  • Discounts on consultancy services provided by RTC
  • Discounts on training and services provided by other members
  • Opportunity to build your business and personal networks

Become a member today

There’s strength in numbers. If your company is involved in the resources industry and you share our mission to deliver better training and safety outcomes, we want you on our team.

As THE VOICE for resources training in Australia, our association proactively represents our members in a range of forums, leveraging outcomes that position us as the lead agency in workforce development.

We’re for better people

Our Team

Heather Munro

Heather Munro


Heather founded the Resources RTO Association in January 2011 before helping to drive its transition and maturation into the Resources Training Council in February 2017. She is committed to delivering better training and safety outcomes for workforces in resources and associated industries.

Heather is well known in Australian training circles having founded and managed a successful registered training organisation before launching Tutis, a software company used throughout the resources industry to manage workforce training and compliance.

Russell Moon

Russell Moon

RTC President, Sojitz Coal

Russell has been an active contributor to RTCs Industry Network meetings during his current role with Sojitz and previous roles with Thiess Lake Vermont, Savana Energy, Anglo and Macmahon.

Grant McDonald

Grant McDonald

RTC Secretary, New Hope Coal

Training & Emergency Response Coordinator Acland Mine, New Hope Coal

As Training and Emergency Response Coordinator at New Hope Coal since 2005, Grant has a deep understanding of the linkage between training and safety in high consequence industries. His career with New Hope started in 1989 and has spanned roles as an Air Track Operator and Machine Operator.

Col Joy

Col Joy

RTC Treasurer, Col Joy Training

Managing Director, Col Joy Training

Col established the Col Joy Training Services as an RTO in September 1997 after 10 years working within the coal mining and fire services sectors focusing on workplace, health and safety competencies. Col is currently studying his Graduate and Advanced Diplomas in WH & S and Diplomas in Vocational Training, Leadership and Management.

Rodo De Boer

Rodo De Boer

RTC Executive member, Downer Group

Highly experienced professional with over 28 years’ experience in the Mining and the Oil and Gas Industries in a variety of senior leadership roles in Australia and International.
Delivering organisational strategy for Health, Safety & Training (Zero Harm) in developing and overseeing operational and key performance outcomes with innovation across jurisdictions.
Corporate expertise in managing multiple divisions simultaneously. Currently with Downer Mining as an integral key Manager in the role of Health, Safety & Training Manager (Mining business).

Rodney Woods

Rodney Woods

RTC Executive Member, Down Under Training

We’re for better RTOs

To build sustainable futures, employers within the resources sector are looking for quality training to ensure their workforces are safe and competent. So too are employees and learners who want pathways to advance their career.

The Resources Training Council provides advisory and consultancy services to Industry and RTOs. From site training evaluation to professional development, our Executive and team draws on years of knowledge and understanding of the resources industry and RTO management to help you reach your quality, compliance and operational objectives and enhance your business.

Resources Training Council work closely with all levels of government and agencies such as ASQA to improve the quality of training across the industry. 

We’re for better industry engagement

Our mission cannot be achieved without constant engagement with our core industries. We are dependent on our close relationships with members, other industry stakeholders as well as those who provide training and those seeking its benefits to drive improvement in skilling and training.

As we continue to grow our networks, the outcomes from our engagements assist the Resources Training Council to set its strategic direction to ensure that the organisation remains representative and relevant to the resources industry.