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Future of Work Program

9 Feb 2021

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

BHP is investing up to $30million 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, Central Queensland
    • Upper Spencer Gulf and Roxby Downs, South Australia
    • The Pilbara (with a focus on Newman and Port Headland) and the Gold Fields, Western Australia
    • The Hunter Region, New South Wales
  • Be currently enrolled, in the process of enrolling, or considering enrolling in a short course.
How to apply:
  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Reach out to applications@regionalfutureofwork.com for further information if needed.
  3. If shortlisted, you must provide evidence of your enrollment and place of residence.
  4. Receive an offer.

Applications for the Semester 1 program close Friday 26 February, 2021.