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Enrol now for the Foundations of Mine Closure and Sustainable Transitions Mass Open Online Course

Enrolments are now the Foundations of Mine Closure and Sustainable Transitions – a world-first mass open online course.

The first course starts on Monday, 23 October, and we welcome partners, researchers, collaborators, students and everyone else to join in on this learning opportunity.

Transforming mining economies to enable communities and other stakeholders to build a successful post-mine future is a growing challenge. Regulatory frameworks are being tightened, and financial instruments are mobilized to secure funds to address the risks of abandonment. Greater awareness of political and social risks from unclosed mines is influencing investor markets.

Over ten weeks, the course will take a deep dive and provide learning from the question, ‘What is left after mining activity ceases?’

Its seven modules cover a range of important topics, including:

  • benefits of taking a whole of business (or holistic) approach to closure
  • regulation and policy across different jurisdictions
  • understanding closure as a multidisciplinary area
  • explaining the significance of social performance aspects
  • Indigenous cultural values and engagement
  • cost and performance.

The University of Queensland and Curtin University are developing and delivering the course, informed by a Steering Committee.


Reflecting their commitment to improving education and training on mine closure and transitions, our Mining College allocated a portion of their committed funds towards the development of the course.