Mining Alliance Program Students

The Mining Alliance Program  

MAP LogoThe Mining Alliance Program (MAP) is an innovative concept in education that has been developed to provide opportunities for students to explore career pathways available in the resource sector. The MAP Curriculum addresses key state and national agendas which will improve work prospects for students and raise their awareness of further education and training options.

Built on proven partnerships with local business and strongly supported by BHP Billiton, MAP provides a unique opportunity to focus on developing sound knowledge and enhanced skills through links with industry and excursions. 

Each year group will undertake a practical project that demonstrates their understanding of mining and allied industries.  Past students have designed and built miniature solar cars which they raced in the state competition.  Others will create a scaled model of Mount Whaleback and it is proposed that others will carry out extraction and separation activities using developing technologies such as                                                                                                      electronic communication and robotics.

This pathway is suitable for students looking for entry into the Trade Training Centre, apprenticeships and portfolio entry to university. Admittance to this pathway is via a selection process.



Newman Trade Training Centre Students

The Newman Trade Training Centre (NTTC) program provides student the opportunity to enjoying state-of-the-art facilities whilst completing their Certificate II in Engineering Pathways. 

The NTTC program is natural progression from the Mining Alliance program and strongly supported by BHP  and local industry, designed to extend and motivate students who wish to pursue a trade pathway.

It focuses on building strong trade hand skills via the Certificate II in Engineering Pathways, trade based literacy and numeracy, work ethic and work readiness, which is supported by mandatory workplace learning.  Students gain knowledge and practical experience at industry standard whilst completing a nationally recognised certificate, making them competitive in their transition from school to employment or further education in the mining and allied industries.