Postgraduate social competencies

THE Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and the University of Queensland (UQ), has established a postgraduate program to improve the skills of community relations practitioners in the minerals industry.

The program will offer courses in community engagement, community development, corporate social responsibility and cultural awareness.

The program will be offered for the first time in 2008, as a Graduate Certificate.

The program may be expanded over time to include a Graduate Diploma and Masters degree, subject to sufficient student enrolments, according to the MCA.

The Graduate Certificate comprises four courses; including community aspects of minerals resource development, community development, community engagement, and mining projects and Indigenous peoples.

The Certificate will draw upon expertise across the University of Queensland’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, the Sustainable Minerals Institute, and the Australian National University.

Key contact:

University of Queensland

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

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