Given the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, QMEA will continue to monitor the situation and its impact on industry and schools. QMEA will continue to develop and adapt their program appropriately and in line with the evolving situation.
The Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) which provides a talent pipeline of employees into the resources sector and other supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries.
The QMEA Gateway to Industry Schools project offers a range of programs and experiences to broaden knowledge of the sector for teachers and students in Years 7 to 12 and provide pathways for young people into resource sector and related careers.
View a list of current QMEA schools.
QMEA activities are structured across 3 phases:
- Stimulating Interest and Making Connections (Years 7 - 9)
- Informing Decisions and Influencing Pathways (Year 10)
- Challenging and Preparing (Years 11 - 12).
Opportunities and events
Teacher professional development is offered by QMEA staff and third-party innovation partners. To find out more, view the QMEA calendar of events.
Students can participate in part day, whole day and extended experiences, including the annual 6 day camps offered in various locations across Queensland.
Students and teachers are engaged in both trade and professional programs which focus on STEM-related areas, aligning to the Australian and Queensland curricula where practical.
Teachers and students also have access to a range of specially developed and contextualised curriculum and teaching resources through Oresome Resources, the QRC's education website.