Professor Pierre Viljoen

  • Associate Vice-President (NQ/Chair AFWS)
  • Central Queensland University

Pierre Viljoen is the inaugural BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Chair of Automation and Future Work Skills at Central Queensland University. His work involves identifying research and development opportunities critical in driving the development of new innovative training qualifications and courses, in response to automation in the workplace and related skills. While the role will have a specific focus on the Mining and Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sectors, it also extends to agriculture, health, small to medium enterprise (SME) development and construction. He is developing new models for innovation, skills, and training that will enable regional communities to grow their economies. Professor Viljoen will leverage his research expertise in industrial psychology, as well as his long-standing connections with industry, government and community in the Mackay, Bowen Basin and Isaac regions, to drive innovation in research and course development in the increasingly critical areas of automation and future workplace skills.

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