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.


  • Career Cafes 26 Mar – Nth Rockhampton, Toolooa
  • BMA MINT Camp 20-24 Apr – Dysart

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



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