Why GIR?

High quality, immersive experience

Get Into Resources provides a unique, high quality interactive experience which brings secondary students, teachers, training course providers, tertiary students, industry representatives and resources companies together.

Passionate industry professionals share their stories and present an industry relevant, hands-on activity with small groups of students (maximum of 10). This ensures each student has the opportunity for a personalised immersive experience. There is no other resources industry careers event in Western Australia like it!


Chance to visit an operating mine

No other careers event gives its students and teachers the chance to win a full-day, all expenses paid visit to an operating minesite!

Get Into Resources is lucky enough to have Platinum Sponsor Sandfire Resources NL provide the fabulous annual Quiz Prize of a site visit to its DeGrussa copper mine.

Every student who participates in Get Into Resources can enter the Quiz. One winner from each day of Get Into Resources (three in total), plus a friend who attended Get Into Resources with them and their teacher, are flown to DeGrussa from Perth where a mine tour awaits. This is followed by lunch, a visit to the exploration area and an opportunity for discussion and question time, before returning to Perth late afternoon. The feedback from both students and teachers who have attended has been incredible!


Sincere thanks to Sandfire Resources NL for their ongoing support of student and teacher education in this way!

The CUT Mine

This unique underground training mine facility, situated in the heart of North Metropolitan TAFE’s 25 Aberdeen Street building takes training to a new level, providing students with ‘real’ hands on experience in underground mining.

Early in 2009, lecturers at North Metropolitan TAFE recognised the need to extend the experience for students studying mining related subjects. A disused service tunnel located on Level 1 provided the perfect location for a new training facility. With the assistance of corporate sponsorship, a stage crew was engaged to transform the corridor into a simulated underground mine, complete with realistic lighting, soundtrack and equipment – even an underground rescue chamber!


In the simulated mining environment, North Metropolitan TAFE’s mining students are trained in underground mine safety, geology and face mapping techniques. The facility continues to develop as an excellent training, recruitment and induction facility that brings extensive savings and increased safety to the mining industry.

Get Into Resources attendees have the opportunity to experience The CUT under the guidance of experienced underground mining professionals. Check out The CUT in the video below.