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Community Relations at Exploration

Delivered by Sustainable Minerals Institute

Overview

Deepen your understanding of the social issues and impact mineral exploration activities can have on a community.

Mineral exploration is raising new challenges and expectations daily, and ‘first boots on the ground’ exploration teams are uniquely placed to answer the demands.

You’ll learn from various exploration and community relations experts via video and audio clips, interactive exercises and online discussion forums.

This course will give you the insights, tools and skills for enhancing community relationships at the first stages of a project. It will help you to build a knowledge base critical to future development.

Upcoming courses

Delivery mode
online, self-paced
Date
29 April–9 June 2024
8.30am–4.30pm (GMT+10) Brisbane time
Time commitment
25 hours

Who should attend

This course is suitable for practitioners involved in mineral exploration:

  • Geoscientists
  • Community relations workers
  • Consultants
  • Early-stage regulators

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.

What you'll learn

  • Develop a social database to build a community profile and social knowledge base.
  • Grasp critical steps and considerations in stakeholder mapping.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the skills and principles of dialogue.
  • Identify potential impacts on and opportunities for communities associated with exploration projects.
  • Align data, community feedback and impacts and describe their interaction and suitable systems for exploration teams to record and respond to these.
  • Analyse and assess whether options for strategic investment are appropriate to various phases of exploration.

Time commitment

This is an online course that will require roughly 25 hours to complete.

  • 3-4 hours of online content and study per week
  • A 90-minute webinar each week
  • Over 5 weeks.

Course curriculum

Assessment

There will be four assignments to apply the learning of this course.

Certification and accreditation

Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion to verify their skills and achievements.

Facilitators

Sarah Mackenzie, Research Manager, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
Sarah Mackenzie
Research Manager, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
Pam Bourke, Research Fellow, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
Pam Bourke
Research Fellow, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
Dr Warwick Browne, Manager, Training and Research, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
Dr Warwick Browne
Manager, Training and Research, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining

Cost

Applicant Price
Individual domestic ex. GST A$2,200
Individual international (GST not payable) A$2,200
Student domestic ex. GST A$1,100
Student international (GST not payable) A$1,100

Please see the Terms and Conditions (PDF, 123.12 KB).

GST is excluded from the cost

Payment options

We accept credit cards (Visa/MasterCard) for payment, including corporate credit cards. If you do not have access to a card, please contact our team at education@smi.uq.edu.au to discuss your options.

Contact

Sustainable Minerals Institute

For more professional development options, visit the Sustainable Minerals Institute website.