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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

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.

15 Jul

Influencing Skills

Kalgoorlie 9.00am - 4.30pm

There are many people that we may need to influence because of our role, our expertise, our experience, or even our unique view on an issue. In this course, you’ll explore the elements that help you to develop the ability to positively influence others, and then apply that learning to situations in your workplace.

15 Jul

Understanding Psychosocial Hazards

Kalgoorlie 1.00 - 4.30pm

For Workers.
Enhance your understanding of psychosocial hazards, the role you play in reporting them and discover effective measures to mitigate their impact.  As a worker, you may be exposed to these hazards. This course will offer strategies for how you can respond efficiently.

15 Jul

Better Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work

Kalgoorlie 8.30am - 12.00pm

Get a broad understanding of the factors that impact your mental health in the workplace.  This may include external stressors, workload, relationships, diet and more.  The focus of this course is on nurturing your own mental health, while also equipping you with the tools to support others.

15 Jul

Understanding Psychosocial Hazards

Kalgoorlie 1.00 - 4.30pm

For Workers – Enhance your understanding of psychosocial hazards, the role you play in reporting them and discover effective measures to mitigate their impact.  As a worker, you may be exposed to these hazards. This course will offer strategies for how you can respond efficiently.

16 Jul

One Page Business Plan

Online 9.30am - 12.30pm

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.

16 Jul

Psychological Safety and Pyschosocial Risk

Kalgoorlie 9.00am - 4.30pm

For Directors, Officers, Leaders and Managers.
Get clarity on your leadership responsibilities to provide a psychologically safe working environment. Given the recent changes to the WHS legislation, the onus is on leaders to ensure risks are identified and action is taken to eliminate or reduce the impact of those risks.

16 Jul

Microsoft Excel Workshop

Port Hedland 12.00 - 2.00pm

Join Lorraine from Elite Business Services for a interactive workshop.

17 Jul

2024 Indigenous Business Tradeshow

Karratha 9.30am - 1.30pm

Whether you specialise in arts and crafts, fashion, technology, hospitality, or any other industry, this tradeshow is the perfect platform to promote your Indigenous-owned business. Join us in celebrating the richness and diversity of Indigenous entrepreneurship, as we highlight the incredible talent and innovation within our community.

18 Jul

Negotiation Skills

Kalgoorlie 9.00am - 4.30pm

Research shows that most inexperienced negotiators rush too quickly to bargaining and don’t spend enough time on planning. This practical course equips you with the tools, techniques and tactics required to manage negotiations successfully.

19 Jul

LinkedIn Basics & Website Best Practice

Port Hedland 9.00am - 2.00pm

Join business mentor & host of the Bossy Bitch podcast; Elsa Mitchell for this 2-part workshop series.

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

Business Obligations and Finances 101

Online 9.30am - 12.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are thinking about starting a business or who are already in business and want to get a better understanding of the statutory and legal requirements that need to be considered when operating a business in Australia. It also introduces basic financial management concepts and tools needed to help you run a business.

23 Jul

Record Keeping in Accordance with ATO Guidelines

South Hedland 12.00 - 2.00pm

Join Lorraine from Elite Business Services at The South Hedland Hub for an informative workshop on Record Keeping in Accordance with ATO Guidelines. Record keeping can be overwhelming for business owners, but understanding how to comply with the ATO’s strict guidelines is essential.

24 Jul

Business Obligations and Finances 101

Online 5.00 - 8.00pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are thinking about starting a business or who are already in business and want to get a better understanding of the statutory and legal requirements that need to be considered when operating a business in Australia. It also introduces basic financial management concepts and tools needed to help you run a business.

27 Jul

Business Obligations and Finances 101

Online 9.30am - 12.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are thinking about starting a business or who are already in business and want to get a better understanding of the statutory and legal requirements that need to be considered when operating a business in Australia. It also introduces basic financial management concepts and tools needed to help you run a business.

30 Jul

20th Tactic Conference & Trade Expo

Port Augusta

An annual event designed to connect industry and our members to major projects in the Upper Spencer Gulf and beyond. Join us in Port Augusta for a two-day event to develop business relationships and profit from doing business in mining, energy, renewables, resources, infrastructure, and defence industries.

31 Jul

Marketing Fundamentals

Online 5.00 - 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.

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!

02 Aug

Cultural Awareness Training

Fremantle 11.00am - 12.00pm

Join Ethan and learn about the history of the world’s oldest living cultures. Here you will also learn and understand how dispossession and colonisation continues to have a lingering impact on Aboriginal peoples.

05 Aug

Diggers and Dealers Forum

Kalgoorlie

Diggers & Dealers is Australia’s leading mining forum, combining 66 corporate presentations by listed mining and exploration companies alongside a large exhibition area housing over 159 exhibitors from the sector. Delegates include miners, explorers, brokers, bankers, investors, financiers and mining service industries from around the world. A 30 strong media contingent ensures that the proceedings of the Forum are widely reported.

05 Aug

Pathway to Net Zero Workshop

Moranbah 5.00 - 8.30pm

Join us to explore practical ways to reduce energy use and carbon emissions in your manufacturing business.

06 Aug

Marketing Fundamentals

Online 9.30am - 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.

07 Aug

Business Budgeting Basics

Online 5.00 - 8.00pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in business or thinking about starting a business who want to improve their understanding of financial management and budgeting for business. During this workshop you will hear about key financial concepts and use tools to help you assess your business revenue, costs and financial projections in meeting your goals.

07 Aug

Pathways to Net Zero Workshop

Mackay 8.30am - 1.00pm

Join us to explore practical ways to reduce energy use and carbon emissions in your manufacturing business.

08 Aug

Stronger Business Key Workshop with Scott Pape

Kalgoorlie 11.00am - 2.00pm

Exclusive GABC Members Only Luncheon: Celebrating International Day of Indigenous Peoples with the Barefoot Investor!
Secure your spot for our exclusive luncheon on Thursday 08 August 2024 in Kalgoorlie, featuring the financial maestro and best selling author, Scott Pape, renowned for “The Barefoot Investor” with over 2 million copies sold.
Limited to just 200 attendees, this gathering promises a unique opportunity for networking and connection.

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.

09 Aug

Cultural Awareness Training

Fremantle 11.00am - 12.00pm

Join Ethan and learn about the history of the world’s oldest living cultures. Here you will also learn and understand how dispossession and colonisation continues to have a lingering impact on Aboriginal peoples.

13 Aug

Business Budgeting Basics

Online 9.30am - 12.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in business or thinking about starting a business who want to improve their understanding of financial management and budgeting for business. During this workshop you will hear about key financial concepts and use tools to help you assess your business revenue, costs and financial projections in meeting your goals.

14 Aug

One Page Business Plan

Online 5.00 - 8.00pm

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.

22 Aug

One Page Business Plan

Online 9.30am - 12.30pm

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.

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

Goldfields-Esperance Major Projects Conference

Perth

The Goldfields-Esperance region is thriving and has the potential for greater opportunities, particularly with the current and growing major projects pipeline, government investments and initiatives to ensure economic growth, stability and the future of the region. Goldfields Esperance Major Projects Conference will bring together government representatives, executives, developers, investors and key stakeholders to discuss ongoing investments and initiatives to transform the thriving region.

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.

29 Aug

Marketing Fundamentals

Online 9.30am - 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.

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.

05 Sep

Goldfields Community and Employment Expo

Kambalda 10.00am - 1.00pm

Not sure about your CAREER Pathway? Looking to change JOBS?
Then look no further!! There is something for everyone!
Come along and join us for a day of networking, employment opportunities, socialising, and give-aways!

07 Sep

KBCCI Goldfields Business Awards

Kalgoorlie from 6.00pm

The Goldfields Business Awards are held annually by the KBCCI to recognise and reward excellence and to acknowledge organisations and employees that play a role in keeping the Goldfields sustainable.

20 Sep

BPP End of Year Awards

Port Pirie TBA

Save the Date!

01 Oct

Indigenous Business Month Starts

National

Indigenous Business Month collectively calls upon First Nations business owners and their non-Indigenous allies, to gather online and in community, to celebrate First Nations businsesses, our stories, and our ways of doing business.

02 Oct

17th Annual AEMEE Conference

Fremantle

Anticipate a robust turnout, including significant representation from Aboriginal individuals in business, government officials, and professionals spanning various industries and sectors. Attendees can look forward to abundant networking opportunities and a stellar lineup of speakers and entertainers. Don’t miss out – secure your spot now, as availability is limited!

02 Oct

AEMEE Annual Conference – Save the Date

Fremantle

Ticket details will be announced soon.

24 Oct

First Nations Business Showcase

Adelaide 10.00am - 3.00pm

The Circle was proud to present the First Nations Business Showcase (SA) 2023 at the Adelaide Showgrounds, hosting over 130 First Nations businesses, who came together with over 1,300 registered guests.

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.

11 Nov

The Summit

Hunter Valley 8.00am - 4.00pm

Formerly known as the ICF, the premier annual event of the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (NSWICC). Over two days, 500+ delegates from government and industry supply chains gather to connect with Indigenous businesses

11 Nov

New Supervisor

Kalgoorlie 9.00am - 4.30pm

Learning how to be a good supervisor is critical to reach optimum effectiveness faster and avoid feeling like you’ve been ‘thrown in at the deep end’. This supervisor course will help ensure you perform at the highest level on site or in the office.

11 Nov

Managing your Mates and Friends at Work

Kalgoorlie 9.00am - 4.30pm

This practical, relevant one-day course is designed to support individuals transitioning from team member to team leadership roles.

12 Nov

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.

13 Nov

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.

14 Nov

What’s Down the Track Forum

Kalgoorlie from 7.00am

The KBCCI 2024 What’s Down the Track Forum & Exhibition’s primary objective is to provide a 12 month forecast into the drivers that support the growth and opportunities that exist within our
region’s economy.

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 livability initiatives.

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.

15 Nov

Influencing Skills

Kalgoorlie 9.00am - 4.30pm

There are many people that we may need to influence because of our role, our expertise, our experience, or even our unique view on an issue. In this course, you’ll explore the elements that help you to develop the ability to positively influence others, and then apply that learning to situations in your workplace.