School programs

Inspiring the next generation.

Our school programs offer a wide range of activities to support the communities in which we operate.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) Program for secondary students

If you are entering Year 11 or 12, our one- and two-year VET Program lets you spend time in different areas of Roy Hill’s mine and port operations. Here, you’ll learn about life in the resources sector and experience what it’s like to be a FIFO worker.

To be eligible, you must be 17 years old (or turning 17 before your first work placement) and commit to completing all your work placements (scheduled during your school holidays) at Roy Hill for the duration of the program. Work placements will provide you with on-the-job training with qualified trades people and specialist mine operators relevant to your studies, and the required hours to complete your VET qualification.

Available programs include:

  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology
  • Certificate II in Engineering
  • Certificate II in Plumbing
  • Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure (SBT only)
  • Certificate II in Business Administration (SBT only)
  • You can also contact the Roy Hill Early Careers Team about opportunities in para-professional areas.

Expressions of interest open in June, for commencement the following January.

Career Tasting Programs

Our on-site experience programs provide students and teachers with a taste of the FIFO lifestyle. Travel to our Pilbara mine site, learn about work and life in the resources sector, take part in on-the-job activities with specialist mine operators and technicians, and re-imagine the career possibilities in mining.

Program options:

  • Two-day/One-night program for Year 9 students, accompanied by teachers
  • One-day teachers-only program for high school, VET, and career and workplace learning educators.

Flights, meals and accommodation are provided by Roy Hill.

ROC-Ed Learning Centre

Our ROC-Ed Learning Centre in Perth provides an immersive learning experience for students to explore how their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) studies relate to real-world applications in mining. Students will discover how a modern iron ore mine operates and learn how STEM subjects contribute to the development of mining processes, technology and innovation. Half-day excursions are available for students in Years 7 to 12. There is no admission fee and refreshments are provided.

ROC-Ed Outreach

Our ROC-Ed Outreach Program travels to primary and secondary schools in WA. The program provides bespoke learning experiences to promote the STEM skills needed in current and future careers, and aims to inspire students to explore careers in mining. School incursions are fully covered by Roy Hill.

To enquire about any of these programs, please email

For ROC-Ed Learning Centre or ROC-Ed Outreach enquiries, you can also email


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