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Welcome to AIQEF

The Australian Institute of Quarrying Education Foundation (AIQEF) was established in 1982 with the following objectives:-

  • to establish and support national educational courses in quarrying and surface mining; and
  • to support advanced training for persons in technological fields related to quarrying exploration, development, production, organisation and management.

In the years since its establishment the Foundation has made grants totalling over $2.5 million.  These grants have included funding or assisting in the funding of:-

  • training resources for the provision of professional education to employees in the extractive industries
  • engagement of speakers for various seminars, conferences and technical meetings
  • employment of an Education Officer for The Institute of Quarrying Australia to allow it to provide educational support for both its own members and others in the industry
  • scholarships to enable students to obtain qualifications in extractive industry management
  • awards to recognise excellence in vocational training in the quarrying and surface mining industries

Applying for Grants

Applications for grants are welcomed and can be made by submitting the details of the proposal to the Secretary/Treasurer of the Foundation. Click here to complete an Application form.

How you can Support the Foundation

The Foundation is able to make its grants because of the generous donations it has received over the years. The annual auction which is held in conjunction with The Institute of Quarrying Australia's Conference is the AIQEF's major fundraiser and to all those who have donated auction items, thank you.  Also these auctions would not be successful without the generous support we also receive from the bidders at the auction.

As a charitable organisation donations to the Australian Institute of Quarrying Education Foundation can be claimed as taxation deductions and such donations are always welcome.

Contacting the Foundation

For further details on the Foundation, please contact:-

The Secretary
Australian Institute of Quarrying Education Foundation
7 Airlie Place
Oatlands NSW2117

M: 0417 722 551
P: (02) 9630 6240

E: secretary@aiqef.com.au