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

  • A virtual academy of 38 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 the Gateway Industry Schools Program.

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.


  • STEM4School Kids, Mackay Wed 10 May
  • Teacher PD Introduction to LEGO Robotics, Mackay, Wed 10 May
  • MIGAS / BMA Apprenticship Readiness Program, Moranbah 22 – 26 May
  • Toolkit4School Kids & STEM4School Kids, Rockhampton Tuesday 30 May
  • STEM Stepping, Gladstone 31 May

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

Congratulations to Abi Meehan from Chanel College in Gladstone, who took out the ‘Outstanding QMEA Student Award’ at the 2017 QRC/WIMARQ Resources Awards for Women!


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


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