on April 15th, 2021

Together, BHP and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment have formed the Future of Work Program to promote educational pathways in regional areas and help support Australia’s road to economic recovery.

BHP’s President Minerals Australia, Edgar Basto, said: “The advanced apprenticeships and short courses offered by the Future of Work Program will help develop the workforce of the future. Australians will be able to re-skill, embrace technology and find new jobs in many sectors, not just mining. We are proud to play our part in helping Australian communities on the road to recovery."

BHP is investing up to $30 million to create 1,000 skills development opportunities through advanced apprenticeships and short courses, designed for students to help prepare regional workforces for the future and support local efforts to overcome economic challenges brought about by COVID-19.

If you meet the eligibility and course criteria, you’ll gain the opportunity to have your student contribution covered and you may be eligible for assistance relating to other expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Reside in one of the following regional areas:

    - Bowen Basin and Mackay in Queensland
    - Upper Spencer Gulf and Roxby Downs in South Australia
    - The Pilbara and the Gold Fields in Western Australia
    - The Hunter Region in New South Wales

Application Process

  1. Access the application form here
  2. Reach out to [email protected] for further information if needed or visit the BHP website
  3. Complete the short online application
  4. If shortlisted, provide evidence of your enrollment and place of residence
  5. Receive an offer
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