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Premier's Awards in Energy and MiningRecognising a resources sector company or organisation that has proactively taken steps to increase economic and social participation by people from disadvantaged or under-represented groups.

Examples of workforce incursion programs and projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Targeted training programs for economically and socially disadvantaged people
  • Supporting the employment of local and/or Aboriginal people
  • Mentoring Aboriginal businesses and providing contract opportunities
  • Approaches that improve gender or diversity pay equity and representation
  • Targeted training programs to increase participation and retention of people of diverse backgrounds, social groups etc.
  • Actively supporting work-life balance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Progressing initiatives to increase the diversity of people in leadership roles

Entries must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

  • Relate to a resources sector operation (i.e. mineral, extractives or petroleum exploration or operations
  • Relate to diversity and workforce inclusion activities
  • Operate in South Australia (including state waters)
  • Meet the three weighted assessment criteria

It is important to demonstrate the application has met each of the three indicative weighted criteria. The weighting is indicated below and is also reflected in the maximum number of words permitted.

Criteria Guidance notes
1. Demonstrated diversity outcomes

Indicative weighting: 40%

Maximum 400 words

Clearly demonstrate the project/program has achieved positive diversity outcomes

  • Describe the results achieved by the project/program
  • Provide supporting data and evidence of the outcome of the project/program, including any specific outputs (e.g. research results, employment statistics, survey results)
2. Commitment to enduring outcomes

Indicative weighting: 30%

Maximum 300 words

Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the outcomes of the project/program

  • Discuss specific resources (e.g. staff, systems) invested into the project/program
  • Discuss outputs and/or programs that will ensure continued implementation and improvement (e.g. further financial commitments, improvements to workplace culture, training programs, internal policies and guidelines)
3. Demonstrated innovation and leadership

Indicative weighting: 30%

Maximum 300 words

Demonstrate the application of innovative thinking to gain improved diversity outcomes

  • Detail how the project/program was innovative
  • Show how project/program outcomes can be used in future projects and/or raise the bar for competitors across the sector
  • Consider how the company or organisation has engaged with the sector and the community to show leadership and disseminate examples of excellent achievements and shared benefits