Indigenous Employment Pathways Program

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Following on from our successful programs in 2019 and 2020, we are continuing to run our Indigenous Employment Pathways Program in 2021, at two locations in Central Queensland (Tieri and Glenden).

We’ll be again working with Diversified Building Services (QLD) Pty Limited (DBS QLD) to start the program on 19 April at Tieri, and on 26 April at Glenden. We will select 10 participants to join our program at each of these locations.

Program goals

The Indigenous Employment Pathways Program aims to provide employment opportunities for Traditional Owners with connection to our coal mining operations in Central Queensland.

If you identify as Birriah, Widi, Barada Barna, Wangan and Jagalingou, Western Kangoulu, Bidjara or Karingbal, you are encouraged to make an application to the 2021 program.

Program structure

The program is broken into two phases:

  • Phase 1 - provides participants with back-to-work skills, mine site compliance safety training and a range of life skills
  • Phase 2 - includes training and paid work experience that aims to get participants job-ready.

At the completion of the 22-week program, participants will have fulfilled the requirements to obtain a Certificate II in Surface Extraction.

"The Pathways Program has many parts to it," says Brian French, Glencore Coal’s Queensland Manager for Approvals and Cultural Heritage.

"It provides a training and work experience program, but just as importantly, it is a way for Indigeneous people to connect back to country and shape their own future.

"We saw an opportunity to engage with local communities where we operate to provide potential opportunities for employment in both our business and with other local employers."

Who can apply?

To be eligible for the program, candidates must:

  • be unemployed but actively seeking employment
  • participate in an interview selection process
  • have a driver’s license
  • be able to meet Coal Board Medical requirements
  • be prepared to live away from home (the program is based in Tieri and Glenden).

How to apply

Applications for the 2021 Indigenous Employment Pathways Program will be open from 15 February until 1 March 2021.

To apply for the program, visit the DBS QLD website.

Program locations

The 2021 Indigenous Employment Pathways Program will be delivered in both Tieri and in Glenden, in proximity to our Queensland coal operations.

Further information

To learn more about the program, contact:

Brian French
Approvals and Cultural Heritage Manager, Glencore Coal
Tel: +61 419 427 561
Email: Brian French

Helen Berry
Director, DBS QLD
Tel: +61 488 212 136
Email: Helen Berry