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Mineral Exploration Geoscience

Mineral Exploration Geoscience

Graduate certificate

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Mineral Exploration Geoscience
  • Duration
    1 year part-time
  • Credit
  • Location
    Curtin Kalgoorlie
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Semester 1, 2023

8 February 2023

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Semester 1, 2024

8 February 2023

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Why study Mineral Exploration Geoscience at Curtin?

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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

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)









Overall band score


Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $14,358*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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Semester 1
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Semester 1
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Semester 1
  • Partially online

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The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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