Apprenticeships - Partnering for Vocational Training

The Wallarah 2 Coal Project has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with TAFE NSW Hunter Institute and Central Coast Group Training. The MOUs are part of the ongoing development of the vocational training stream of the Wallarah Community Foundation and have driven the creation of new jobs for community members. With the funding and support of Wallarah 2 Coal Project, Central Coast Group Training have already provided at least 24 apprentices in the electrical, automotive and engineering trades to partnered host businesses within the northern (Wyong area) part of the Central Coast. This initiative also includes two school based apprentices and two full time apprentices sourced from the local community. Wallarah 2 Coal Project’s MOU with TAFE NSW Hunter Institute aims to support future mine related vocational training and education from the local region. Hunter TAFE will provide Wallarah 2 and its clients with training in Underground Coal Operations Certificate Courses, Underground Coal Mining Management Diploma, Work, Health and Safety and Environmental Management and Monitoring programs. Hunter TAFE will also provide support for apprenticeship training in electrical and mechanical trades.

See how some of our Apprentices have been progressing here .


Indigenous Scholarship

The Wallarah 2 Coal Project is seeking to grant one scholarship to a prospective Indigenous university student in 2018 studying any discipline. This initiative forms part of the Wyong Coal - Guringai Mutual Advancement Covenant (MAC). This scholarship is for a single year only, with applications open to full time indigenous students at any university in NSW. The scholarship will be paid in two payments of $5,000. The first payment upon proof of enrolment and the second payment at the start of Semester 2.

To be eligible for an indigenous scholarship, applicants must:


Each applicant will be assessed on the following: