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Indigenous Cultural Heritage Management in the Australian Resources Sector

Delivered by Sustainable Minerals Institute


Learn how to manage Indigenous cultural heritage effectively and respectfully in Australian mining operations.

You’ll be shown practical approaches from Indigenous leaders and experts in the field and learn from each other via interactive activities. 

The course addresses cultural heritage management (CHM) principles and requirements for extractive industries at all stages of the mine life cycle.

Upcoming courses

Delivery mode
online, online classroom
14 October–24 November 2024
8.30am–4.30pm (GMT+10) Brisbane time
Time commitment
30 hours

Who should attend

People working in the resources sector, such as:

  • professionals
  • management
  • consultants
  • trades.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements to enrol in this course.

What you'll learn

  • Ensure Cultural Heritage Management requirements are met while recognising a CHM plan's intrinsic and business value. 
  • Identify best practice approaches internationally and within Australia, and understand why a compliance-driven approach is not likely to meet Indigenous expectations.
  • Prepare the scope of works for CHM-related projects and articulate the business case for the need to undertake CHM work in collaboration with Indigenous heritage custodians.
  • Understand stakeholder engagement, including identifying native title holders and representative bodies and working constructively and respectfully with cultural heritage custodians.
  • Select and engage third-party expertise and support for CHM. 

Time commitment

This is an online course that will require roughly 30 hours to complete.

  • 26 hours of online content and study
  • 4 hours of scheduled webinars
  • Over 6 weeks.

Course curriculum


There is no assessment. However, to receive the Completion Certificate, you’ll need to attend the lectures and interact with the online material via the discussion boards and Padlets.

Certification and accreditation

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


Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining
Associate Professor Sarah Holcombe
Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining


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
NGO / Not-for-profit domestic ex. GST A$1,500
NGO / Not-for-profit international (GST not payable) A$1,500

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

GST is excluded from the cost

Discounts can't be used with other discounts, offers or special promotions.

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 to discuss your options.


Sustainable Minerals Institute

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