BHP - Specialist Test Analyst – Internship

Perth, WA

At BHP Billiton we are at the heart of global change, as our products are the essential building blocks of progress, fueling the change that is lifting the living standards of millions of people around the world. Our iron ore helps build communities, cities and economies. Our coal helps deliver affordable energy and our copper helps connect the world. Our oil and gas is essential for driving the global economy.

The Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance (AASQA) at Curtin University is an Australian social innovation initiative with the vision of harnessing the special talents of people with autism spectrum for the collective benefit of these individuals, the industry and the wider community. The mission of the AASQA is to enable individuals with autism spectrum to leverage their unique talents through outreach, training and educating, and graduate programs, to create pathways from schools to valued, long-term employment; whilst addressing the business needs of the Australian ICT industry facing challenges in attracting and retaining software and quality assurance testers within the sector.

BHP, the ACS Foundation and AASQA are in partnership to support this unique Specialist ACS Foundation WIL scholarships for undergraduates with autism spectrum and related conditions.

Role Responsibilities include:

Test Preparation

  • Engagement with broader Project Team/s to ensure that Business and/or Technical Requirements are understood and agreed
  • Creation of Test Cases to suitably exercise Requirements
  • Record the mapping of Test Cases to Requirements

Test Execution

  • Establish relevant Test Sets to exercise deployed software release/s (including Regression Tests)
  • Undertake Test Case execution, formally recording Test Results and capturing Test Evidence


Defect Management

  • Raising, retesting and management of Defects through to closure
  • Liaising with Development Team to ensure defects are understood and replicable



  • Formal reporting of Test Preparation and Test Execution status
  • Formal reporting of Requirement-to-Test Case coverage


  • Flexibility to operate in, and switch between Agile and Waterfall Software Development Lifecycle methodologies
  • Adherence to established test processes and standards


Skills required:

  • Good understanding of, and enthusiasm for software application development
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Flexible approach and willingness to learn
  • Ability to maintain a thorough approach even when faced with repetitive tasks (e.g. regression testing)
  • Preferably, the candidate will be ISTQB certified (Foundation Level) and have some experience of using    the HP ALM test management tool

This internship is open to WA undergraduate, postgraduate or TAFE students on the Autism Spectrum and related conditions. Applicants should be working towards a formal qualification in IT.

We request applicants to include at least one of these documents in the application as proof of formal diagnosis.

•          The original diagnosis report

•          Letter of confirmation from the doctor

•          Letter of confirmation from the Local Area Coordinator


  • Type

    Work Integrated Learning

  • Company


  • Scholarship Amount


  • Undergrad or Postgrad


  • Length

    6 months

  • Working hours

    Full time

  • Required residency

    Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Application closing date


  • Expected start date


  • Location

    Perth, WA