This 12-month, part-time, predominantly online course provides an introduction to the concepts and techniques used by geologists and others in exploring for and evaluating mineral and energy deposits. It assumes no prior geological knowledge, and is well suited for those who are already employed by or interact with the resources sector in finance, investment, administration or non-geological technical roles, and wish to gain a better understanding of the geoscience behind mineral and energy exploration projects.
What you'll learn
- Describe and classify minerals, rocks and Earth resources, and explain their formation using geoscientific concepts
- Solve geoscience problems through creative thinking and data analysis, allowing for the uncertainty of geoscience information
- Collate, synthesise, and visualise geoscientifc data, and communicate this information to industry and community stakeholders
- Recognise the finite nature of Earth resources, and the social and environmental impacts of resource extraction and geohazards
- Recognise different perspectives on ownership and extraction of Earth resources, including those of First Peoples
- Collaborate with professionals across the minerals and energy value chain, and prioritise safety in all situations