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

  • A virtual academy of 35 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 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 a talent pipeline of employees into the resources sector and other related science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industries.


  • Rockhampton Girls Grammar officially welcomed into the QMEA
  • Tony Yeigh Teacher PD workshops Monday 17 Oct – Gladstone
  • Energy4Me TPD workshop Tuesday 1 Nov – Gladstone
  • Expand your Mind Thursday 27 Oct – Taroom 

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

To find out about the Queensland Government’s ‘Gateway to Industry Schools Program’, go to Gateway Schools



Robots resourcing tomorrow’s classroom

Teachers from five QMEA schools took part in a one-day workshop on getting resourceful and learning more about robotics and programming this week. Independent technology education expert Dr Damien Kee hosted the teachers at Good...


Girls rock resources sector

A Rockhampton school is blazing a trail for women seeking careers in resources with Rockhampton Girls Grammar School (RGGS) becoming the first all-girls school to join the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA). The girls...


QMEA students excel in Moranbah

The next generation of Queensland’s engineers joined forces in the annual BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Make It Now in Engineering (MINE) Challenge in Moranbah. The Year 11 and 12 students were selected from Queensland...


Teaching tomorrow’s leaders

Local students will gather at CQUniversity in Gladstone for a specifically designed two-day course to bridge their writing abilities between school and university and introduce them to the importance of safety in the resources sector....


Students in awe of resources sector pros

An action packed day for 40 western Queensland students interested in professional or trades-based career pathways saw the keen participants get a taste for the resources sector, thanks to the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy...