Through a program of short courses and study tours, IM4DC is facilitating the transfer of mining for development expertise to developing country clients, in partnership with Australian Aid and others. IM4DC offers short courses and study tours as a flexible and intensive learning experience for participants to gain knowledge and skills aligned to their priorities and needs. 

The following are a number of IM4DC education and training programs that are open to participants from IM4DC priority countries.

Course: Occupational Health and Safety Leadership short course
Description: This short course will provide an overview of the nature and management of occupational health and safety in the resources sector. Key leadership skills will be developed so that participants can take a senior role in the oversight of occupational health and safety.
Location: Perth, Western Australie
Date: 17 November to 12 December 2014
Who should apply: Mid-level to senior personnel in government, civil society organisations and academic institutions engaged in occupational health and safety management in the resource sector.
Course outline: OHS Leadership Course Outline
Status: Registrations open 


Course: Australian short course on Regional Development and Mining
Description: This program focuses on how developing areas can enhance the economic and social benefits from mining. It will give explicit consideration to regional investment, employment generation, enterprise development, local firm integration into resource projects, infrastructure and service deployment, landholder management and regional governance. One week of the program will consist of a study tour to the resource regions of Kalgoorlie and the South-West.
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Date: 3 February to 28 February 2014
Who should apply: Ministry officials with responsibility for regional development and governance, academics in universities with a focus on regional development, and NGO representatives.
Status: Registrations closed


Course: Emerging Leaders in African Mining
Description: This course is a professonal development program for emerging leaders engaged in roles related to the African mining sector. The Emerging Leaders in African Mining 2014 program will provide an opportunity for young leaders to learn from international faculty and each other about how to lead effectively in the sector and to contribute meaningfully to mining-based sustainable development.
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Date: 26 January to 7 February 2014
Who should apply: Young professionals (up to the age of 40 years old) working in government, university, civil society and private sector organisations in Africa who deal with mining and development issues and have been identified as emerging leaders in their areas of expertise.
Status: Registrations closed


Course: Australian short course on Environmental Management in Mining
Description: Environmental Management in Mining is a four-week training course that will allow delegates to acquire new skills and knowledge about best practices in environmental management in mining, with the overall aim being to build the capacity of developing countries to develop their minerals and energy resources in an environmentally responsible manner.
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Date: 3 February to 28 February 2014
Who should apply: Mid to senior level professionals working in a role related to environmental management in the mining sector
Status: Registrations closed


Course: Practical and Effective Integration of Geoscience, Geographical and Cadastral Data in GIS Systems
Description: This course aims to introduce the geographical information systems (GIS) in the resources sector. It will address the introduction and review of GIS in geology and environmental science, geographic analyses, remote sensing, spatial statistics, GIS data acquisition and storage, and GIS (geology) data standards. A one-day practical field-data acquisition will be carried out. The majority of the time will be spent on practical hands-on activities, exercised in both proprietary and open-source software packages (ArcGIS, QGIS).
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Date: 20 January to 31 January 2014
Who should apply: Mid to senior level African government officers working with GIS in the resource industry and academics in universities with a GIS in mining focus.
Status: Registrations closed


Course: Mineral Policy and Economics Short Course
Description: The short course will provide an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of minerals policy that informs regulatory frameworks and economics in the resource sector.
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Date: 23 June to 18 July 2014
Who sould apply: The course is designed for mid-level to senior personnel in government, civil society organisations and universities engaged in resource sector policy analysis, design and implementation.
Status: Registrations closed


Course: Masterclass on Resource Governance
Description: The masterclass will provide an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of governance in the resources sector. It will address principles of policy and regulatory frameworks in key areas across the life cycle of mining operations from exploration through to closure, and also the role of various stakeholder groups in governance arrangements in local, national and international contexts. The program will allow participants to share experiences with their peers and a range of expert presenters.
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Date: 30 June to 26 July 2014
Who should apply: The program is designed for mid-level to senior personnel in government, civil society organisations and universities engaged in various aspects of the governance and analysis of resource sectors in their countries and regions.
Staus: Registrations closed


Course: Community Aspects of Resource Developments Short Course
Description: The course acknowledges the complexity of issues surrounding the governance of mining projects and the many social challenges faced on the ground by all stakeholders. It has two specific objectives: firstly, to better understand international companies in the resource sector and the business imperative for establishing a “social license to operate”, and second, to equip participants to better deal with complex community relations issues.
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Date: 28 July to 22 August 2014
Who should apply: The program is designed for mid-level to senior personnel in government, civil society organisations and universities engaged in various aspects of the governance and analysis of resource sectors in their countries and regions.
Status: Registrations closed