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Image of GAP placements working in the fieldThe Geoscientist Assistance Program (GAP) is a collaboration between the Department of State Development (DSD) through the Plan for Accelerating Exploration (PACE) and the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) in response to the effect of the current economic cycle on South Australian Resources and Energy Industries.
The GAP will place skilled and graduate geoscientists into work placements facilitating the retention of these skills in South Australia, through a salary subsidy scheme.

The program aims to:

  • Prevent the loss of experienced and highly trained geoscientists from the South Australian exploration, mining, petroleum and energy industries
  • Maintain, develop and diversify the skills of geoscience graduates and experienced professionals affected by tough economic times

The key function of the GAP is to:

  • Provide subsidies for the employment of GAP approved candidates. Candidates may be either graduates or experienced geoscientists
  • Assist industry with program application processes
  • Source and match suitably qualified candidates for GAP approved projects
  • Provide additional opportunities for training and development of skills
  • Provide up to $1000 contribution towards site readiness training e.g. First Aid, 4WD training etc.

For more information, contact:

Jonathon Forbes
Geoscientist Assistance Program

Phone: 08 8202 9999