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 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.


  • STEM and Toolkit for School Kids, 24 May – Rockhampton
  • It’s all about ME, 2 Jun – Gladstone
  • Glencore MINT/MINE Challenge, 27 Jun-1 Jul – Mount Isa

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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