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Buyers (BHP / BMA)

BHP and BMA employees can register at any time to use the Local Buying Program for their procurement needs. Buyers will be required to validate their registrations via their BHP email. Once registered, buyers can source goods and services from Local Buying Program suppliers by raising Work Instructions.

BHP / BMA Employee Registration

Buyers (Tier A Contractors)

Tier A Contractor employees can register at any time to use the Local Buying Program for their procurement needs. Buyers will be required to validate their registrations via their Tier A Contractor email. Once registered, buyers can source goods and services from Local Buying Program suppliers by raising Work Instructions.

Tier A Contractor Employee Registration

News

Events

15 Mar

NSWICC Indigenous Supplier Development Program

Sydney 8.30am - 4.00pm

Unlock the potential of your Indigenous-owned business in the NSW construction and infrastructure sectors with the Indigenous Supplier Development Program (IDSP), proudly presented in partnership with the The University of Sydney Business School. This three month part-time program will give you the communication, strategic and leadership skills required to take your business to the next level.

Dates/Times: In-person sessions run 8:30am to 5:00pm

  • Friday 15th March
  • Friday 12th April
  • Friday 10th May
  • Friday 7th June
20 Mar

Workplace Mental Health Training

Online

Research shows one in six workers are experiencing it right now and taking steps to support mental health at work can make a difference.
Our free evidence-based training programs are:

  • designed to give you the tools to promote positive mental health at work
  • delivered by experts from Black Dog Institute
  • designed for all roles in the workplace
  • available as an interactive workshop or self-paced online learning. You can book multiple sessions and delivery options.
26 Apr

Entries for the Queensland Mining Awards

Queensland

Award winners will be recognised for the quality outcomes they provide to the mining industry as well as for their commitment to innovation, and the delivery of projects that are safer, smarter, faster and more efficient.

Projects delivered between April 2022 and April 2024 will be eligible to enter across a diverse range of categories.

29 Apr

Introduction to Intellectual Property

Online 11.00am - 12.00pm

IP Australia will host an online public education session where their experts will outline the different types of intellectual property, how they work to protect your brand and can help add value to your small business.

29 Apr

Scams Awareness for Small Business

Online 12.30 - 2.00pm

Scams are becoming more widespread, but how do you know one when you see it, and how do you avoid them? Join us in person or online for an introduction to the National Anti-Scam Centre with Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Director, Fiona Homan. Fiona will share a scams awareness presentation for small businesses covering the latest, most critical information on scam awareness to help protect you and your business.

29 Apr

Supply Chain Innovation

Online 2.00 - 3.00pm

This webinar will feature Austmine Members showcasing the latest innovative solutions that are delivering improvements in the mining supply chain. This includes application of data to drive optimisation, use of automation to underpin efficiencies, real-time tracking systems, and innovative logic solutions.

29 Apr

Navigating the AI Landscape for Manufacturers

Paget 7.30 - 11.00am

Mackay manufacturers looking to capitalise on the advantages of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are invited to hear from an expert in the industry at a free breakfast event, hosted by the Mackay Manufacturing Hub.
Attendees will hear from University of Queensland Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Tim Miller, on how AI can be implemented within a business.

29 Apr

Small Business Week

Various locations over the state

Activities for Small Business Week 2024 will focus on:

  • lifting your business capability
  • supporting the skills needs of your staff
  • looking after your mental health
  • navigating the digital environment
  • boosting business sustainability
  • supporting diversity.
30 Apr

Understanding recent changes to workplace legislation

Online 2.30 - 3.30pm

Find out about recent workplace legislation changes, how the Fair Work Ombudsman is assisting small businesses in keeping up to date with these changes, and discover the FREE tools and resources available to help small businesses achieve workplace compliance.

01 May

Small Business Week in Port Pirie

Port Pirie 8.00am - 6.00pm

Sessions include:

  • How to generate growth for your business
  • Business finance fundamentals
  • Workforce and recruitment
01 May

Digitalisation, Decarbonisation and Diversification

Online 3.00-4.00pm

Participants will learn about the requirements of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme, the link between decarbonisation and digitalisation and how to commence the necessary business model transformation required to make the most of the future ahead.

01 May

Community Morning Tea

Port Hedland 10.00am - 12.00pm

Our Community Morning Tea’s are a casual get-together where you can meet new people and enjoy a cuppa. This is a great way to find out more about what we offer in the Centre and learn about other services in town.

01 May

Business Growth Fund Program

Queensland

Providing funding for small and medium-sized high-growth businesses to buy highly specialised equipment, enabling them to unlock growth potential, increase production, expand their workforce, and maximise economic returns to move them into the next stage of growth.

01 May

Know Injury

Kalgoorlie 9.00 - 10.30am

A 90-minute workshop session in Kalgoorlie for early career health promotion officers, project/program/grant officers, and/or community engagement officers, who would like to learn more about implementing evidence-based evaluation processes to assess if an intervention has; achieved its goals, informs how to improve current or future activities, collect information to support reporting requirements, and support future funding opportunities.

01 May

Road Trauma Support

Kalgoorlie 11.00am - 12.00pm

Road Trauma Support WA in partnership with Hope Community Services will be delivering a one-hour information session in Kalgoorlie for organisations, emergency services, the private sector and the community, who would like to learn how they can utilise the Road Trauma Support WA service.

03 May

Master the Art of Presenting and Speaking with Influence

Port Hedland 12.00 - 2.00pm

This interactive workshop will cover the secrets to crafting compelling stories and delivering presentations with unparalleled influence. You will learn:
Effective Storytelling: Learn the art of storytelling that captivates and connects with your audience, making your message memorable and compelling.
Persuasive Speaking and Influence Techniques: Dive into proven methods to grab attention, build rapport, engage your audience, cut through the hype, and leave a lasting impression.
The 7 C’s: Learn the 7 C’s method for constructing an influential presentation, time management and master the use props, visual aids, and PowerPoint.

03 May

Men in Business Luncheon

Port Hedland 12.00 - 2.00pm

06 May

Meet your Local Content Advisor Jude Daley

Kalgoorlie 1.00 - 3.00pm

Drop in to Goldfields Aboriginal Business Chamber to have a chat and find out more about

  • Grant handling
  • Help with Tender and Grant writing
  • Supply to government
  • Training or apprenticeships
06 May

RED Grant Info & Tender Workshop

Kalgoorlie 7.30am - 12.30pm

Do you want to grow your business capability? Are you looking for funding for a project? Can you write compelling bids for new contracts? Attend FREE Tender Writing Workshops and hear about RED Grants opportunities up to $250,000 for Goldfields-Esperance organisations.

07 May

South Australian Food, Bev & Tech Trade Show 2024

Adelaide 9.00am - 4.00pm

Food and beverage manufacturer exhibitors and industry service providers will have the opportunity to connect with new buyers, suppliers and industry experts all in one place, while event attendees/visitors will discover exhibitors showcasing their food and beverage products, expertise and industry knowledge.

08 May

Tender Workshop – Trading Tracks

Mackay 12.30 - 4.00pm

Covering tender budgets, risk management, including a spreadsheet template, key things to remember when tendering and tips for tenders.
These workshops are for Indigenous businesses registered with Trading Tracks.

08 May

Yinaar Ngaambi-li

Redfern 10.00am - 4.00pm

Yinaar Ngaambi-li is an exciting bespoke accelerator for Indigenous women entrepreneurs and business owners

This part time program will help you develop your business capacity, confidence, and growth through a fit for purpose, culturally considered business accelerator program that enables sustained connection to business support and professional women role models, mentors and networks.
Featuring in-person and online learning delivery, this program has been co-designed with busy business owners and entrepreneurs in mind. Developing your capabilities, knowledge, and confidence, you will be supported on this journey by your new professional network of peers and industry leaders.

09 May

Small but Mighty

South Mackay 12.00 - 2.00pm

Our Small Business Month Celebration Luncheon is a definite highlight on our event calendar! Join the Chamber team, with special guest Dominque Lamb (Qld Small Business Commissioner) and many more special guests!!

09 May

Grant Workshop – Trading Tracks

Mackay 9.00am - 1.00pm

This workshop will assist you to create a one page strategic plan and a grant want list (template provided), gathering proof for grants, statistics, data and support letters, checklists and tips for grants.
This workshop is for Indigenous businesses registered with Trading Tracks

09 May

Cuppa with Community

Newman 10.00 - 1.00am

Do you have something to discuss with BHP? Join our Newman Community Team for a cuppa at our monthly community engagement drop-in sessions. Upstairs at the Dome Café.

10 May

Joint Ventures Workshop

Online 8.30am - 4.30pm

In a groundbreaking initiative funded by NIAA, the Waalitj Hub has partnered with the Australian Institute of Management Western Australia (AIM WA) to design and develop the Indigenous Joint Ventures Workshops to provide Indigenous entrepreneurs with knowledge and strategies to deliver better outcomes for themselves through commercial Joint Ventures.

This one day virtual workshop is tailored towards Indigenous Entrepreneurs who are currently in, or considering a business joint venture arrangement.

10 May

Intro to Instagram

TBA 10.00am - 12.30pm

A series of 7 workshops introducing the world of social media content creation! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, this series is perfect for anyone looking to up their social media game. Learn the latest tips, tricks, and strategies for creating engaging and shareable content that will wow your followers.

10 May

Business Plan on a Page

Singleton 10.00am - 12.30pm

A well-structured Business Plan is the cornerstone of success for any business, providing crucial security, insurance, and resilience. We strongly encourage all businesses to establish one. Whether you’re just starting out, seeking clarity, or looking for motivation, seize the opportunity to kickstart your Business Plan journey by registering for your spot today. Limited spots available.

Let’s turn your business ideas into concrete plans!

15 May

How to Write an Award Winning Submission

Port Hedland 12.00 - 2.00pm

Donna MacFarlane is Impact Digi’s General Manager, and a highly experienced writer who specialises in persuasive business writing. A former ABC journalist and a copywriter with 25 years of experience, she has written hundreds of capability statements and many award-winning submissions.

15 May

One Page Business Plan

Online 10.30am - 1.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have a business idea and want to break down the key elements or building blocks of their idea in describing their business model.

The one-page business plan helps provides focus in outlining the proposal to the person with the business idea and others who may be interested.

Workshop participants will be assisted in developing their one-page business plans if they have attended other IBA’s Business Essentials workshops where they will have considered their business building blocks.

15 May

Marketing Fundamentals

Online 5.00pm - 8.00pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business operators and entrepreneurs who want to better understand and use marketing in supporting customers to buy their product or services.

After completing this workshop, you should be better informed about the fundamentals of marketing and how you may apply those marketing principles to increase customer awareness and potential to buy from your business.

16 May

Crucial Steps To Avoid Underpayment and Overpayment Scrutiny

Online 1.00pm

Discover how forward-thinking mining companies are answering HR’s call for updated, automated solutions to replace outdated, manual processes, a trend that gained momentum during the workforce challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar from Advanced focuses on enhancing labour cost management and productivity through Time and Attendance & Workforce Management Software. Learn how digitalisation empowers mining HR departments to boost compliance, accuracy, and scalability.

16 May

How to Make your Capability Statement Win you Work

Port Hedland 12.00 - 2.00pm

Donna MacFarlane is Impact Digi’s General Manager, and a highly experienced writer who specialises in persuasive business writing. A former ABC journalist and a copywriter with 25 years of experience, she has written hundreds of capability statements and many award-winning submissions.

21 May

IT Solutions for your Business

Perth 9.30am - 12.30pm

The workshop will ensure all businesses understand what IT solutions they need to have in place to enable their business regardless of size and complexity.
Attendees will get an understanding of their digital strategy which includes technology infrastructure and cyber security.
Guidance on how, where and what to procure for their IT solutions will be provided to all participants.
This workshop is free to attend for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people/businesses.

21 May

The Electric Mine Conference

Perth

The Electric Mine conference series was created because the industry is at one of the most significant crossroads in its history. One that requires new thinking, collaboration and an openness to technology adoption that has historically been missing. It is the essential platform for all companies involved in the mine electrification transition to showcase futureproofed solutions that will enable mining companies to achieve their interim and final emission targets to 2050.

22 May

Cyber Security Workshop

Kalgoorlie 10.00 - 11.30am

23 May

Decarbonisation Accelerated Summit

Mackay 8.30am - 4.30pm

Along with a dynamic gathering of industry leaders, innovators, and visionaries committed to driving real change towards a cleaner, more sustainable future; the summit will transform regional businesses and industries thinking.

This will fast track our region’s approach to climate -positive action.

27 May

Reconciliation Breakfast Kalgoorlie

Kalgoorlie 7.30 - 10.30am

The National Reconciliation Week Breakfast will feature a dynamic program live from Boorloo Perth, featuring regional voices, engaging keynote speakers, and truth-telling. Join your local reconciliation community in Kalgoorlie.
Join your local reconciliation community for a buffet-style breakfast, before tuning into the NRW Breakfast Broadcast from Boorloo Perth, to reignite the fire in your belly for another year of reconciliation action.

30 May

Understanding Tender Criteria

Online 3.30 - 5.30pm

This Webinar will focus on how to understand tender qualification criteria in Government Tenders. Key topics will include:
• How to read through the tender qualifications
• Showing life examples of the criteria and the questions

30 May

Isaac Business Chamber Launch

Moranbah 12.00 - 3.00pm

The launch of the Business Chamber marks the beginning of a collaborative journey aimed at fostering economic growth, innovation, and networking opportunities within the Isaac region.
Brand and Marketing specialist, Jessica Ritchie will be the keynote speaker. Jessica moves organisations and small businesses from bland to reMARKable through her powerful MARK methodology.

31 May

Safety Conference

Mackay 7.15am - 4.30pm

Gain valuable insights, tools, and strategies that you and your staff can implement to continue making safety a priority in the ever-changing workplace.
Come along to the 2024 Safety Conference and prepare to make better safety choices.
This year’s Safety Conference theme is ‘The Why of Safety’.

03 Jun

Meet your Local Content Advisor Jude Daley

Kalgoorlie 1.00 - 3.00pm

Drop in to Goldfields Aboriginal Business Chamber to have a chat and find out more about

  • Grant handling
  • Help with Tender and Grant writing
  • Supply to government
  • Training or apprenticeships
06 Jun

Marketing Fundamentals

Online 9.30 - 12.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business operators and entrepreneurs who want to better understand and use marketing in supporting customers to buy their product or services.

After completing this workshop, you should be better informed about the fundamentals of marketing and how you may apply those marketing principles to increase customer awareness and potential to buy from your business.

12 Jun

Women’s Leadership Forum

Kalgoorlie 8.00am - 6.00pm

The event shines a light on the important strategic position women play on the region’s economy and will act as a conduit for higher representation of female leadership across our community.
Our diverse and unique speakers will share their stories of how they pioneered in their field, overcame gender inequality and adversity and became inspiring mentors for women all over the world.
Delegates take away practical tips and strategies to advance their aspirations, boost their motivation and inspire them to take the next step.

13 Jun

Cuppa with Community

Newman 10.00 - 1.00am

Do you have something to discuss with BHP? Join our Newman Community Team for a cuppa at our monthly community engagement drop-in sessions. Upstairs at the Dome Café.

14 Jun

Perth Tradie Expo

Ascot Racecourse

Work! Drive! Play! Save! The Perth Tradie Expo has you covered from Tools, Machinery Commercial Vehicles, Trucks and Workwear, all ON SALE!!! If you are either an experienced Tradie or DIY pro, this is the Expo for you! Making it all possible is the overwhelming support from the local and national exhibitors who will be on-hand.

18 Jun

Copper to the World

Adelaide Convention Centre 8.00am - 5.00pm

With predicted copper demand far outstripping supply in the coming years, there has never been a more important time for the industry to come together and discuss what the future holds.

With the key theme Innovating for a Sustainable Future, delegates will learn from industry leaders, strategic thinkers and technology experts from around the world, coming together to discuss the key levers which we have to overcome our challenges and meet future demand.

26 Jun

Pilbara 2024

Karratha

Following on from the sell-out event last year Pilbara 2024 will be looking at the economic growth, investment, development and diverse and dynamic industry across the region.

This event further builds on 5 highly successful Pilbara Summits providing the perfect opportunity for the Pilbara regions senior industry, investors, businesses, community, and government representatives to re-join and reconnect for this unique networking and shared learning opportunity.

01 Jul

Meet your Local Content Advisor Jude Daley

Kalgoorlie 1.00 - 3.00pm

Drop in to Goldfields Aboriginal Business Chamber to have a chat and find out more about

  • Grant handling
  • Help with Tender and Grant writing
  • Supply to government
  • Training or apprenticeships
03 Jul

Community Morning Tea

Port Hedland 10.00am - 12.00pm

Our Community Morning Tea’s are a casual get-together where you can meet new people and enjoy a cuppa. This is a great way to find out more about what we offer in the Centre and learn about other services in town.

08 Jul

Procurement Pipeline Breakfast

Kalgoorlie 7.30 - 9.00am

GABC members only.
An opportunity to hear about upcoming projects with BHP and enjoy networking over breakfast.

08 Jul

Effective People Management

Kalgoorlie 9.00am - 4.30pm

Learning how to manage people effectively is crucial in optimising your performance as a professional. This people management skills training course will give you the tools to manage staff efficiently and effectively and nurture your growth to become a better leader and manager in your field.

08 Jul

Having Difficult Conversations

Kalgoorlie 9.00am - 4.30pm

Tough discussions with a direct report, peer, boss, supplier or customer can arise in a variety of situations. This course will show you how to prepare for these challenges and increase the likelihood of a successful outcome for everyone involved.

10 Jul

Effective Communication

Kalgoorlie 9.00am - 4.30pm

Learning how to communicate effectively in the workplace is crucial in optimising your performance. Good business communicators are highly valued by their organisations, however not everyone is a natural communicator. Fortunately, the keys to communicating effectively can be learned.

11 Jul

Cuppa with Community

Newman 10.00 - 1.00am

Do you have something to discuss with BHP? Join our Newman Community Team for a cuppa at our monthly community engagement drop-in sessions. Upstairs at the Dome Café.

20 Jul

Diamonds in the Desert

Port Hedland 5.30 - 11.30pm

PHCCI presents the 2024 Business Excellence Awards – Diamonds in the Desert.

23 Jul

Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition

Mackay

For over 30 years the Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition (QME) has been at the heart of the mining sector in Mackay. Returning to the Mackay Showgrounds in 2024, QME will be the ultimate showcase of supplier innovation and excellence and will illustrate the world class capabilities of Mackay and the broader Central Queensland region. Includes a free-to-attend seminar series that addresses the current needs of the industry and will provide direct benefit to many mining functions.  

Meet face to face with leading suppliers that will keep you at the forefront of the mining industry.

01 Aug

Waalitj Foundation Gala Dinner

West Perth 6.00- 11.00pm

Commenced in 2007, our Annual Gala Dinner is coordinated to raise much needed funds for the Waalitj Foundation and has been a fixture on the Perth social and philanthropic calendar ever since.
We are dedicated to supporting and empowering First Nations Peoples through Education, Employment and Business and by attending this event, you are helping us make a difference to the lives of many First Nations Australians.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have fun while giving back to the community. Get your tickets today and be a part of something special!

08 Aug

Cuppa with Community

Newman 10.00 - 1.00am

Do you have something to discuss with BHP? Join our Newman Community Team for a cuppa at our monthly community engagement drop-in sessions. Upstairs at the Dome Café.

28 Aug

Knowledge Forum

Brisbane Convention Centre 8.30am - 4.00pm

The Knowledge Forum brings together pioneers of supplier diversity with Australia’s leading Indigenous entrepreneurs and business voices – creating a space for important conversations relevant to the Indigenous business sector and the broader Australian landscape.

28 Aug

Connect 2024

Brisbane Convention Centre TBA

Connect is Supply Nation’s annual flagship event that brings together Indigenous businesses, corporate organisations and government departments to foster new business opportunities and celebrate the success of the sector.

For the first time ever, Australia’s leading event for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses, will be held on the lands of the Turrbal and Jagera peoples in Brisbane.

29 Aug

Indigenous Business Tradeshow

Brisbane Convention Centre 8.30am - 3.30pm

The Indigenous Business Tradeshow provides the opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to showcase the calibre, diversity and vibrancy of their products and services to some of Australia’s leading corporate organisations and government departments.
The Tradeshow is a hub where passionate entrepreneurs and buyers from across the country will come together to conduct business, engage, and learn.

04 Sep

Community Morning Tea

Port Hedland 10.00am - 12.00pm

Our Community Morning Tea’s are a casual get-together where you can meet new people and enjoy a cuppa. This is a great way to find out more about what we offer in the Centre and learn about other services in town.

02 Oct

AEMEE Annual Conference – Save the Date

TBA

Ticket details will be announced soon.

06 Nov

Community Morning Tea

Port Hedland 10.00am - 12.00pm

Our Community Morning Tea’s are a casual get-together where you can meet new people and enjoy a cuppa. This is a great way to find out more about what we offer in the Centre and learn about other services in town.

14 Nov

What’s Down the Track Forum

Kalgoorlie 7.00am - 5.00pm

The KBCCI 2024 What’s Down the Track Forum & Exhibition offers a broad perspective on the region’s sustainability, encompassing mining and mineral processing, technology and innovation, tourism, education, health and liveability initiatives.