Cultural Awareness

Telfer Gold Mine’s fully revised Cultural Awareness Program is expected to be available online soon. The new format study replaces a series of educational lectures delivered by a range of presenters over the past 15 years since Telfer was expanded and re-opened in 2002. University of Western Australia Emeritus Professor Bob Tonkinson, a world-renowned expert […]


Lengths we go to

Telfer has initiated and supported Martu and Indigenous training and employment programs for the past 16 years. Because Telfer is located in the middle of the Western Desert’s mostly isolated Martu communities, it can take up to 10 hours to travel to nearby towns or Telfer itself. These realities often make it very difficult for […]


Study into safe driving, mechanical training wins Newcrest support

NEWCREST is supporting an independent study to identify communities’ interest in programs to improve driving safety, and also to enhance employment opportunities for community members. Cartec Training Solutions principals Maarten Hardy and Lyle Barrett initially approached Telfer’s Community Relations Superintendent Ben Bryant for logistical support for them in visiting Indigenous communities to conduct their two-part […]


Pasuals lead the way

A small group of girls from Punmu are earning good money, getting good experience, helping ease a peak period problem, and setting an example to others. They are the ‘Punmu Casuals’ or ‘Pasuals’ as ESS’s Telfer Project Manager, Dayle Bartlett, describes them. They answered an invitation from Telfer’s Community Relations team to work with ESS […]


More graduates secure employment at Telfer

Bradley Landy (pictured, right) is another graduate of the Telfer-based trainee program to have secured full-time employment on-site in recent months. Bradley, from Jigalong, and Winston Butt (pictured, left), from Bidyadanga and more recently Carnarvon, started work as Laboratory Technicians. Warrick Long (see ‘Cousins work as a team’ article) was a member of the same […]


Brilliant Trainees

They’re motivated. They’re interested. They’ve bonded together as a team. And trainer Bruce Keane is confident each of the 14 men and women from Warralong, South Hedland and Bidyadanga will successfully complete their studies. This is the fourth group of Telfer-based students Bruce has trained in the past three years, and the first students to […]