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Graduate Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy

The Graduate Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy online course by Murdoch University is ideal for science graduates wanting to gain entry to the mining and resources industry.


Upon completion of this course, you will have a recognised qualification in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy that could lead to work as a metallurgist on mine sites in metal recovery and concentration operations, in metal refineries, smelters, foundries, or in research and technology development.


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Advanced Mineral Processing Course unit

This online Advanced Mineral Processing unit from Murdoch University covers core methods in mineral processing such as sampling, classification, comminution and particle characterisation.


Delivered online, this unit teaches you techniques in ore sorting and electrostatic separation, among other important skills in advanced mineral processing.


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Extractive Metallurgy I Course unit

Extractive Metallurgy I is an online unit offered by Murdoch University that examines a range of metallurgical processes in terms of characteristics, thermodynamics, reactors and the techniques used to carry them out.


The unit covers roasting, smelting and refining, with reference to industrial practice for the production of copper, nickel, lead, gold and other materials.


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Introduction to the Minerals Industry Course unit

Introduction to the Minerals Industry is an online unit from Murdoch University that will help you gain a working knowledge of the minerals industry and extractive metallurgy.


Using a basic grasp of science, you will explore the industry and how it operates from a variety of perspectives.


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Practical Metallurgical Processing Course unit

Practical Metallurgical Processing, provided by Murdoch University, that consists of a series of practical laboratory sessions designed to consolidate the theory and practical knowledge acquired on previous units of the Extractive Metallurgy course.


The unit focuses initially on mineralogical exercises before moving on to industry-relevant processing exercises.


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About Mining

If you’re interested in the extraction and processing of minerals, you couldn’t be in a better place. Australia ranks among the top five mineral producers in the world and, having contributed over $125 billion to the Australian economy in the last 10 years, the mining sector has offered widespread employment.

Mining is a technologically-focused undertaking and the local industry has been in a position to innovate, offering world’s-best technology to its geoscientists and metallurgical engineers. In fact, 60 per cent of the world’s mines operate with Australian-made and designed software.

Employment figures go up and down according to the market, but there’s no disputing that mining is a major contributor to Australia’s economy. Despite hitting its peak of growth in recent years, mining is still a highly skilled profession and we’re now at a stage where the sector is looking harder for workers with qualifications and experience.

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Looking for Mining opportunities in Australia?

There are currently 10,946 Mining job openings in Australia*. The average salary for a Mining job in Australia is $138,210.

The Australian Government Department of Employment estimates a projected employment growth to 2018 of -12,300 jobs for the Mining industry in Australia.

Gaining a Mining qualification will significantly increase your career prospects for Mining jobs in Australia. Studying an online course with an accredited Australian provider gives you the flexibility you need to study at your own pace.

Education in Australia

  • The percentage of people employed in Australia with a bachelor's degree or higher qualification: 29%
  • The percentage of people employed in Australia with a cert III or higher VET qualification: 31%
  • The percentage of people employed in Australia without a post-school qualification: 36%

Employment in the Mining industry in Australia

Australia has a population of 23,625,031, with a total of 11,645,500 people currently employed. The average job seeker age for Australia is 37 years and the current unemployment rate sits at 5.7%. Part-time workers make up 46% of the workforce in Australia.

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