BHP Future of Work Program

Are you eligible to study for FREE?

BHP and the Australian Government's Department of Education have collaborated to establish the Future of Work Program, promoting skills development in regional Australia.

Eligible students can study with Lumify Learn with no out of pocket cost, either to start a new career in IT or to earn a qualification that enhances their skills and bolsters their career potential.

Follow this simple 3-step process to get started:

  • Choose the right course for you: Speak with a Course Advisor today to ensure you select the most suitable course. We can also assist in determining your eligibility for the funding.

  • Apply for the Funding: The application process for funding is straightforward. Our team is ready to guide you through the initial steps.

  • Get Started! Once your funding is approved, the Lumify Learn team will help you embark on your learning journey.

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Who is eligible?

Australia Citizens and Permanent Residents living or working in these areas can apply: 

- The Bowen Basin and Mackay in Queensland  
- Upper Spencer Gulf and Roxby Downs in South Australia  
- The Pilbara and the Gold Fields in Western Australia  
- The Upper Hunter Region in New South Wales

What courses are available?

Choose from Lumify Learn's 10 Accredited course 

- ICT30120 Certificate III Information Technology x 2 options 
- ICT40120 Certificate IV Information Technology x 5 options 
- ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology x 3 options 

How to Apply?

Once you’ve enroled with Lumify Learn you are ready to apply for funding. Talk with a course advisor for tips on your funding application. 

- Confirmation of Enrolment Letter 
- Answers Ready
- IT Ready 

How the Future of Work Program will help

The Future of Work Program aims to bolster economic resilience in regional communities through advanced apprenticeships, skills training, and short courses, tailored to meet the specific needs of local workforces and small businesses.

Exciting news! Funding is now available for individuals keen on upskilling or reskilling, whether they're seeking a new career path or enhancing their current knowledge, skills, and experience by acquiring a valuable qualification. This funding opportunity empowers individuals to unlock their career potential while providing businesses with a fantastic opportunity to support their team's personal and professional growth through education.

Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to invest in your future or your team's growth. Act now and utilise the available funding!

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Take the first step to securing fully funded training 

If your funding application is successful, the BHP Future of Work Program will cover 100% of your upfront course costs when you study with Lumify Learn. Talk with a Course Advisor for all the details, and; 

  • To choose the right Accredited Course for you 

  • To get some hints and tips for your application 

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Boost your current career

A significant IT skills shortage in Australia's regional areas presents unique opportunities for current IT professionals who may feel under-skilled or underqualified. By amplifying your abilities and acquiring pertinent qualifications, you can become an invaluable resource for businesses grappling with the challenge of finding proficient IT staff. Seize this opportunity to advance your career, create a positive impact, and stimulate regional business development. Hence, invest in your professional growth and play a crucial role in bridging the IT skills gap.

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What about funding for business?

While businesses cannot directly apply for this funding, they can assist their teams through the application process to study with Lumify Learn. This provides a strategic avenue for regional Australian businesses to maximize their training budget and achieve their FY24 objectives.

If you're an HR/Training Manager, Business Manager, or IT Manager interested in learning more about team training and funding opportunities, connect with the Lumify Learn team today.

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Need help finding work after your studies?

Lumify Edge is bridging the gap between learning and earning for Lumify Learn students, and helping employers find the skilled team they need

For student: Lumify Edge will support you through a professional rebrand, access to exclusive job opportunity through our partners and Internships.

For Business: Find the skilled team members you've been looking - choose a Lumify Learn graduate. 

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Matthew O
Not long before I started my ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking), I landed a job as an ICT Support Assistant. The company I work for develops a variety of advanced software and hardware services which are used to support the Australian Defence organisation, and our allies, whilst also working to develop solutions in the civil domain world-wide. Prior to starting this role, I would struggle to turn on a computer. Although my role didn’t require any technical knowledge (as this would be taught on the job), it was clear that I could excel in my career if I had a good understanding of the ICT domain. So began the search to learn all I could in this new world to help me both upskill and open new opportunities.Initially I started the same course with TAFE SA, and after having surgery that didn’t go to plan, it was a struggle to get an exemption for my deadlines without having to wait another 6-8 months for the next course. Seeing as I was keen to learn, I decided to resign from TAFE and started researching other organisations that could offer me what I needed. I eventually stumbled upon Lumify Learn, and after a sending off a quick e-mail I received a phone call from their office where we discussed what I was after and how we could make this work. The ability to study at your own pace, and have a one-on-one discussion with your tutor every week made this perfect for what I needed.I haven’t looked back since starting here and can honestly say I am amazed at how flexible and easy it is to work with Lumify Learn, especially when I’m working full time, and have very little spare time up my sleeves. Again, no deadlines, working with-in my time, having a tutor that is more than willing to be available for you when I’m traveling on business trips is just incredible. It’s clear that the business is more focused on you achieving your goals, and making it work for you than just a commission.Since starting the CERT IV I have learnt more than I thought I could in the time I’ve been studying. I have moved up from a ICT support assistant to a Field Applications Engineer where I travel the world integrating and deploying cutting edge software to our clients. Lumify Learn have given me a deep understanding on how everything works, and Daniel (my tutor) delves into more information about what I’m learning to help me grasp an even better understanding.I would recommend this course for so many reasons. Mainly the one-on-one tutoring, it makes it feel as if Lumify Learn are actually willing to help in any way possible and are more than happy to adapt their techniques or whatever they need to too suit you. I also love the flexibility to study, I currently work on average 45-60 hours a week, and trying to find time to study can be hard. Having no deadlines, but a tutor that will make sure you’re on track is exactly what I need.
Matthew O
ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Frequently asked questions

If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. And if there’s anything you’d like to know that’s not covered by our FAQs, please email us at [email protected] or call us on 1800 515 110.

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No. The funding application must be submitted by an individual – that’s you!  But that doesn’t mean that your workplace can’t get onboard and support you.  Our team is happy to support you and your work place through the funding application process and study journey.  

Once you’ve submitted your application, it typically takes 3-4 weeks before you will be notified if your application is successful or not.   This will depend on how busy the team is / how popular the funding is.  We recommend you get your application in quick! 

We understand that life gets in the way of study. Student who are unable to complete their studies will follow our standard withdrawal process. The Funding Team will be notified of any withdrawals from the course.   It is our proity to support our student in their studies – we can be flexibly around your busy home and work life – simply talk with your trainer if you need a bit of extra help or extra time. 

You should enrol first. We will provide you with a "Confirmation of Enrolment" letter that you can include in your application to expedite the process. Enrolment does not incur any charge, and there is no obligation to continue if the funding is not approved.

Eligibility and approval for the funding are determined by the Future of Work Team based on key criteria:

  1. Industry Area of Study: Courses across diverse industries are considered, with priority given to health, early childhood education and care, engineering, construction, agriculture, teaching, environmental management, IT, and business.

  2. Course Type: Students must be enrolling or already enrolled in a course beginning in 2023. Eligible courses range from Certificate I-IVs to Bachelor's Degrees, Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates, VET Skill Sets, and Microcredentials listed on MicroCred Seeker. All higher education courses must be delivered by providers listed on the TEQSA National Register, and all VET courses must be on the National Register of VET and delivered by a Registered Training Organisation.

  3. Place of Residence: Students must reside in specific regional areas, such as the Bowen Basin and Mackay in Qld, Upper Spencer Gulf and Roxby Downs in SA, the Pilbara and Goldfields region in WA, or the Upper Hunter Region in NSW.

  4. Purpose and Community Contribution: Students must illustrate how the course will bolster their career progression and address local community needs.

No.  You will enrol with Lumify Learn – and we will “hold” your enrolment while you wait for the funding to be approved.   When your funding application has been processed, and we’ve been notified of the outcome, we will contact you before we get you started.



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