What is the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA)?

  • A virtual academy of 34 Queensland schools
  • 12 industry sponsors
  • Assists students with their understanding of, and exposure to, the resources sector and related career paths
  • A Queensland Government and Queensland Resources Council partnership



The QMEA is Australia’s largest and most successful industry/education schools partnership between the Queensland resources sector represented by the Queensland Resources Council and the Queensland state government. 

Through its school-industry partnerships the QMEA offers a range of programs and experiences to broaden students’ and teachers’ knowledge of the sector and provide pathways for young people into resource sector related careers.


  • Anglo MINT Challenge 30 June – 3 July, Biloela
  • QUT Challenge 7 – 11 July, Mackay

To view all upcoming events, click here.
For more information please email info@qmea.org.au.


To find resources that support the teaching of minerals and energy,
go to Oresome Resources

To find out more about the
Queensland resources sector,
go to Queensland Resources Council




Students meet Minister and discover resources careers

Students from QMEA schools were treated to a visit from the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines after a day of discovering what it’s like to work in the resources sector. The group of 60...

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Lady tradies open resources careers toolkit

Female high school students from Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) schools were given the tools to explore resources sector careers in trades and mine operations at recent QMEA ‘Toolkit 4 Schoolkids’ girls-only workshops in...

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Students from several regional Queensland high schools recently participated in the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (MINT)  ‘Make It Now In Trades’ challenge hosted in collaboration with BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), MAC Dysart and...

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Pioneer student shares his experiences from the MINT camp

On behalf of the participating QMEA students and teachers within the Pioneer Community, I would like to thank the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy and the Queensland Resources Council, for their outstanding efforts in the...