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This Introduction to the Minerals Industry from Open Universities Australia and Murdoch University is designed to help you gain a basic working knowledge of extractive metallurgy. You will learn about the industrial processes, operation of companies, and learn about extraction and refinement.
Topics covered will range from applying basic science to collected data, learning the basic principles of geology, and understanding various kinds of metallurgy. You will also learn more precisely about individual commodities, as well as gain a deeper understanding of our own planet.
As well as learning about the theory, you will also cover the practical elements of working within the minerals industry such as understanding health and safety management. Completion of this unit should provide you with the perfect introduction to the industry, to either continue your studies or further your career trajectory.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
In this Introduction to the Minerals Industry unit, topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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