Interest in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources growing.
Olive Downs will be one of the largest open cut coking coal mines in the world.
Coal exports grew by 11.5% or an extra $3.9 billion.
There are two scholarships available in postgraduate studies in environmental management.
China is Queensland's largest coal customer and it purchased 50.8 million tonnes of coal in 2018.
It's been a difficult year with the death of four mine workers, QRC CEO Ian Macfarlane said.
Australia's mining industry is facing workforce demand at levels not seen since the previous boom.
Overall women make up 16.5% of the Queensland's resources industry workforce.
Queensland can deliver more economic returns from resources given its mineral prospectivity.
The reviews will focus on why mine and quarry workers have died over the past 20 years.
The QRC is keen to work with the Queensland government on new incentives for exploration.
If the six major coal projects in the Galilee Basin were to proceed they would create 13,900 jobs.