Indigenous Employment Pathways Program

About the Program

The 2023 Pathways Program is based at Clermont, in Central Queensland.
Fifteen participants will be selected for the Program.

Traditional Owners living in, or with a connection to the area near our Queensland coal mining
operations are encouraged to apply.

The 15 participants will be selected and engaged by WorkPac at Clermont.
JobTrail will assist Glencore to provide supervision and support for the duration of the Program.

The Pathways Program will commence on 17 April 2023 and run (over two phases) for 26 weeks.


Who can apply?

To be eligible for the Program candidates must:
• Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, living in or with cultural connection to the areas where Glencore Coal operates in Central Queensland
• Be unemployed but actively seeking employment
• Participate in an interview selection process
• Hold a current driver’s license
• Be able to meet Coal Board Medical requirements
• Be prepared to live away from home

Pathways seeks to provide selected participants with work-readiness skills to increase their
prospects of gaining employment in mining and associated services.

program structure

Successful applicants will be engaged by WorkPac over the 26 weeks of the Program.

The program runs for 26 weeks, in two phases:

Phase 1: Back to Work
(12 weeks)
17 April 2023 to 7 July 2023 Based at Clermont
Accommodation at Clermont Open Cut Accommodation Village
Phase 1 includes mine site prerequisite inductions, commencement of a Certificate II in Surface
Extraction Operations, Glencore Generic, Coal Board Medical, Standard 11, Lifeskills.

Phase 2: Job Ready
(14 weeks)
10 July 2023 to 6 October 2023
Based at an assigned Glencore Coal operation in the Bowen Basin, with accommodation provided.
Phase 2 includes Job Ready training and work experience, and where relevant, specific competency
(e.g. operator) training.

Participants will be supported by mentors
during both Phases of the Program.