Project Showcase: Building a Sustainable Future in Bosnia’s Mining Industry


Outsource Institute (Aus), founded in 1998, is an Australian Engineering College (RTO- registered training organisation), delivering qualifications in Engineering, Welding, and specialised trade & technical skills to the Mining, Defence, Manufacturing, and Engineering sectors both domestically and internationally. Having partnered with the industry for over 25 years, we are at the forefront of what skills and knowledge are needed in the metals and engineering sector and we make it our business to deliver it both directly and through industry partnerships with Weld Australia, Custom Fluid Power, SMC Corporation (Australia) Pty Ltd, Workforce Success, RPR Trades, Solidus IQ, Technoweld, and Diverseco. The learning environment we use is your workplace!

Outsource Institute (Aus) is proud to embark on a transformative journey with Adriatic Metals in Bosnia, addressing critical objectives to enhance vocational education, workforce skills, and community development. The strategic partnership, under a 5-year contract, aims to revolutionize the mining industry landscape in Bosnia.

Key Objectives

1. Vocational Education Enhancement

Adriatic Metals is committed to uplifting the Bosnian community by linking with local high schools. The project’s cornerstone is an innovative “Australian” style apprenticeship program at the Vares mine site, providing direct entry opportunities for bright young individuals eager to pursue careers in mine site maintenance.

2. Workforce Standardisation

A comprehensive competency assessment, aligned with the Australian Metals, Engineering, and Manufacturing training package (MEM) competencies, has been conducted for all existing tradespeople and will be for all newly recruited employees. The subsequent individualised “gap training” process ensures that each tradesperson’s skills reach the Australian equivalent level of competency, contributing to standardised and world-leading trade skills on-site.

Deal Closers

  • Community Development Focus: Adriatic Metals is keen to demonstrate its commitment to improving the lives and vocational education of the Bosnian people. By linking with local high schools, the project aims to provide a direct pathway for young talents into a high-quality apprenticeship program.
  • World-Class Safety and Efficiency: The project emphasizes the early adoption of “world’s best practice” safety and environmental management knowledge and skills, enhancing the efficiency and productivity of all tradespeople on-site by aligning their vocational skills with global standards.
  • Australian Style Apprenticeship System: Introduction of an Australian-style “School-based Apprenticeship” system with surrounding high schools, fostering the delivery of high-quality trade skills to young, promising students interested in a career in mine site maintenance.

Expected Revenue

The overall potential revenue from this 5-year project is approximately $3 million, reflecting not only a significant investment in skills development but also a substantial economic contribution to the region.

Future Vision

Outsource Institute (Aus) is dedicated to facilitating the establishment of a purpose-built training facility, ensuring the longevity of Adriatic Metals’ commitment to skills development in Bosnia. The unquantifiable value of this project lies not only in the number of tradespeople trained (150 over five years) but in the lasting impact on the lives and prospects of the Bosnian community.

For students aspiring to advance their studies beyond their vocational courses, Outsource Institute (Aus) offers distinguished articulation pathways with globally recognised universities. Our courses have garnered recognition, opening doors to academic and career progression. With a legacy of upskilling the engineering workforce for over 20 years, we take pride in our extensive connections with industry and our commitment to international students.

At Outsource Institute (Aus), we are dedicated to guiding students towards a successful future, offering a seamless transition from education to fulfilling careers on a global scale.


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Muni Pillay
Muni Pillay
I had a wonderful learning experience with Outsource Institute. Highly recommend!
Chris Ross
Chris Ross
I completed the Advanced Diploma in mechanical engineering with Outsource Institute, all at distance and self paced. This was the only institute in QLD that had the full AD available online. I found the teachers to be very responsive and helpful which is critical when studying at distance. The resources and content were all well set out and have given me a good base of knowledge to build from while working in engineering. Thank you Outsource Institute.
Harry Singh
Harry Singh
Very Professional and Helpful people in the Institute,
Jessica Boxtel
Jessica Boxtel
I recently completed a welding course through outsource institute. Neil was an exceptional trainer throughout the entire process. He was extremely knowledgeable and always happy to help. Thanks Neil!
Stephen Love
Stephen Love
Great place, friendly staff.