Western Australia currently has over one thousand operating mining projects, including mine sites, and oil and gas fields. It is an industry valued at more the $106 billion, and directly employs around 100,000 people across Western Australia, making it one of the most resource rich states in the world.
There are around 40 Australian mining companies with an interest in around 120 mining projects in Indonesia. The connections between Western Australia and Indonesia are growing rapidly through the valuable expertise and experience in Western Australia, and through our shared geographical proximity. Perth is just a 4.5 hour direct flight from Jakarta.
The sustainable use of minerals and energy has the capacity to advance Indonesia’s development and improve opportunities and the quality of life for future generations. Australia continues to be involved in this development through industry and education partnerships, and through Australian aid initiatives, like the International Mining for Development Initiative, based in Western Australia.
Western Australia’s leading universities and educational institutions play a critical role in the training of professionals, and the delivery of skills training for a growing workforce that powers this important industry. These institutions maintain significant connections to some of the biggest resource companies in the world.
This special education and careers event is all about the minerals and resource sector having the opportunity to advise students what expertise they will need to grow and develop their businesses into the future. This information, coupled with advise about study courses and accreditation, will empower students to make good study choices for future careers in the minerals and energy sector
Through this partnership between industry, world class government universities, government vocational training colleges, university pathway providers, and special advisors; students and parents will have the opportunity to explore the exciting professional careers that are emerging through the minerals and energy sector in Australia and Indonesia.
- There are more than 1000 mine sites, oil and gas fields in Western Australia
- The minerals and energy sector directly employs around 100,000 Western Australian’s
- Western Australia’s economic output (GSP) is around 50% higher then the national average
- Western Australia’s has the lowest unemployment rate of any state in Australia at under 5%
- University graduate salaries in minerals and resource industries range between AUD$65,000 (Engineering) - AUD$80,000 (Earth Sciences) per year.
- There are more than 40 Australian Mining Companies with interests in more than 120 resource projects in Indonesia.
This special VIP event is for specially selected students and parents to come and access knowledgable and up-to-date career and study guidance from leading experts and advisors. These will include:
- Human resources and career development experts from leading international mining and resource companies in Indonesia and Australia
- The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia and Australian Indonesian Business Council guest speaker.
- Representatives from Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, and The University of Western Australia.
- University Foundation Partner Representatives
- Education and Training International Western Australian Government Representatives
- Post study employment in Australia - Special Advisor