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Business persons with protective masks during a meeting in the office The Business of Mining is a Course

The Business of Mining

Starts May 24, 2021
5.0 credits

$570 Enrol

Full course description


24 May 2021


1 Day*

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GST excl.

Learn the theory behind running a mine and see if you've got what it takes to explore, plan, operate and close a mining operation.

Mining underpins much of our technology and industries as well as modern society in general. A successful mine should be run efficiently and responsibly from exploration through to closure, with sound economic management every step of the way.

In this credential you’ll examine the business aspect of mining, focusing on the life cycle of a mine and discovering the technical and economic issues that affect the exploration, planning, operation and closure of a large-scale mining project.

In this credential you will:

  • discover how new mineral deposits are found and examine the economic factors that govern their development
  • plan the complete life cycle of a mine, from initial infrastructure requirements through to operation, closure and rehabilitation
  • experience the 'living plan' of a mine and see how extraction and processing of minerals is constantly adjusted to suit market conditions
  • investigate how economics and market forces influence the decision to close a mine.

What you will gain from this Credential

Successful completion of this credential earns a digital badge that is instantly shareable to your social networks (including LinkedIn) which showcases your skill mastery in The Business of Mining.


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This credential provides foundation knowledge in a discipline and doesn’t require previous knowledge.


You will also earn 5 credit points which are in line with AQF Level 8 criteria, ensuring comprehensive theoretical and/or technical knowledge of the credential.

What should you bring to this Credential?  

Learning materials will be provided to you through the teaching of this credential and via Canvas, our Learning Management System. Learners need to supply laptops or tablets and are welcome to bring with them any content they believe will contribute to the learning environment.  

Curtin Credentials focus on five themes, which have been carefully curated based on what’s most relevant and valuable to professionals today, and in the future. This credential fits within the following theme:


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Keen to explore offering this credential to your team or company? For information on this, or any other question about Curtin Credentials, email us at or call Curtin Connect at 1300 222 888

*This credential involves one day of instruction, however to pass and gain five credit points, you will need to commit further time to complete the full set of learning activities including (but not limited to) self-guided study and research, extension readings, activities and the final assessment activity.
^Learning is done completely online.