ConocoPhillips Australia supports industry related education and training programs with a strong focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. These include school-based programs, scholarships for university students, graduate programs, internships and apprenticeships. We also support community education initiatives and capacity building programs that are non-industry-related.

EQIP Gladstone School-based apprenticeship and traineeships

EQIP is a uniquely established government and industry agency designed specifically to engage with schools and industry, acting as a centralised body to deliver industry focused skilling programs to secondary school students. Through the program, Gladstone secondary students have the opportunity to participate in school-based trainee and apprentice programs that equip them for full-time apprenticeships and traineeships with industry in the Gladstone region while completing year 12. ConocoPhillips Australia, as the downstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG is one of a number of local partners collaboratively supporting the EQIP program, for further detail on the partners please refer to the website. Visit the EQIP website

Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy

The Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) is a Queensland Resources Council school initiative which provides school-based hands-on activities promoting career pathways into the resource sector and other science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) related industries. Programs included in this initiative are aimed at educating students on professional pathways into STEM focused employment in the energy and resources sector. Designed to broaden student and teacher knowledge on the energy and resources industry, these programs also have a strong focus on engaging female and Indigenous students. ConocoPhillips Australia, as the downstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG is one of a number of partners collaboratively supporting the QMEA program, for further detail on the partners please refer to the website. Visit the QMEA Website 

Queensland Symphony Orchestra Gladstone Enrichment through Music Program

ConocoPhillips Australia, as the downstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG has partnered with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra to deliver the Gladstone Enrichment through Music (GEM) program. The Program delivers quality musical education and concert experiences to High School students as well as delivering a choral component to Primary School students. Educators and participating students are mentored by world class musicians and conductors through a series of workshops and tutoring opportunities. This work culminates in the delivery of free community and school-based concerts with performances including both Orchestra musicians and students. High performing students are encouraged to apply for the Prodigy Program; an advanced mentoring program led by musicians. Primary school students are introduced to the program through school performances by the orchestra and involvement in choral workshops, leading to a performance with the orchestra during school-based workshops.   Visit the QSO GEM website 

Yalari Indigenous Scholarship

Founded in 2005, Yalari is a not for profit organisation providing Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities across Australia the opportunity to receive a full boarding school scholarship for their entire secondary education. Supporting generational change and brighter future for Indigenous Australians, Yalari is committed to the ongoing success of the national program of scholarships, student support and post school opportunities. ConocoPhillips Australia commenced its sponsorship of Yalari in 2020. Visit the Yalari website

Australia Pacific LNG STEM Central

In 2017 Australia Pacific LNG commenced a three-year sponsorship with Central Queensland University to develop a state-of-the-art science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) facility at the Gladstone Marina campus. In 2018, the Australia Pacific LNG STEM Central facility (STEM Central) was officially opened. The facility addresses critical STEM knowledge gaps, particularly in regional centres, while also creating interest and building capacity for teachers and students. STEM Central provides a permanent and innovative STEM facility where professional development programs in STEM teaching are delivered to Gladstone teachers. The venue is publicly accessible, providing a space to reach both primary and secondary students and giving whole-of-community benefit. The facility creates an engaging space around STEM and increases educational resources. Visit the CQU website 

EarlyPreneur Program

ConocoPhillips Australia, as the downstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, was one of the first sponsors of the EarlyPreneur Program in Central Queensland. The program equips Primary School aged students with entrepreneurial, business mentoring and new technologies skills by using real-world entrepreneurial techniques. Participating students, in groups or as individuals, create marketable ideas and develop them into products designed to for ‘real-world’ sale. Under the guidance of program teachers, students discuss ways to improve the school community with any income generated. Commencing as a pilot program in February 2018 for Years 5 and 6 students at Ambrose State School, the program expanded to include all year levels by December 2018 and is now operating in four schools.

Australia Science Media Centre – Indigenous Media Mentoring Program

The Australia Science Media Centre is a not-for-profit centre which works with around 1,600 journalists and 5,000 scientists across Australia to support the accurate reporting of science in the media.  ConocoPhillips Australia is proud to support The Australia Science Media Centre – Indigenous Media Mentoring Program. The program trains early to midcareer Indigenous STEM researches in media and presentation skills and provide them with the opportunity to talk about their work with a variety of media outlets. Participants gain practical media experience with media partners NITV/SBS, mentoring from Indigenous researchers and journalists, and dedicated media training.  Visit the Australia Science Media Centre website

Robogals Brisbane 

Robogals is a student-run, non-for-profit organisation which aims to empower girls and young women to pursue careers in engineering and other sciences including technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The organisation runs girls only and a co-ed engineering workshops in schools throughout Brisbane. As part of the sponsorship with ConocoPhillips Australia, Robogals also offers workshops for students and educational training programs for teachers in Central Queensland. Visit the Robogals Brisbane website

Spark Engineering Camp

Spark Engineering Camp Spark Engineering Camp is a non-profit Youth Without Borders initiative providing students in Years 10 to 12 with an opportunity to experience the world of engineering. As part of the sponsorship with ConocoPhillips Australia, a week- camp incorporating interactive workshops, and a specialised guest speaker program at Brisbane based universities. This camp includes some of Queensland’s leading scientists exploring the areas of forensic science, physics, biological sciences, mathematics, chemistry, astronomy, environmental sciences, and engineering. Visit the SPARK Website