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Professional Certificate

ESG & Social Responsibility

Course commences 29 April 2024

40
PD Hours
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Professional Certificate

ESG & Social Responsibility

Course commences 29 April 2024

40
PD Hours
Enrol now

ic_round-star.pngic_round-star.pngic_round-star.pngic_round-star.pngic_round-star.png  93% of past participants recommend this course

Environment, social and governance (ESG) performance in the resources sector

Through this online course, gain a comprehensive understanding of global ESG standards and their real world application in the mining sector.

Quick facts

Duration Delivery Course Type 2024 Intakes PD Hours Language
40 hours 
8 weeks
100% online
Professional
Certificate
29 April
14 October
Up to 40
English

Course overview

Learn how to minimise ESG-related harm and maximise value to resource enterprises, affected stakeholders and broader society.

Examine environment, social and governance performance and social responsibility (ESG/SR) through critical thinking and authentic resource sector experience.

Prominence will be given to evaluating ESG/SR risk, threats and opportunities, and to developing workplace responses, execution, assurance and performance reporting.

The course and case studies will be global in scope and will equip course participants with an understanding of existing and emerging ESG/SR societal and lender expectations in resource sector exploration, development, operating and closure contexts. Participants will gain enough knowledge and skills to know how to apply ESG/SR requirements in their own workplace.

 

Course pricing

Save $876 on the ESG and Social Responsibility Professional Certificate AND gain an AusIMM Associate membership with the enrolment bundle.

A discount of 10% is available for groups of 3 or more participants from the same organisation who enrol for the same course intake in a single booking. This discount will be automatically applied at checkout.
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$2,644
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$2,890
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$3,454
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Who should attend?

This online course has been specifically developed for:

Asset-level front-line leaders across all mining functions
Understand ESG compliance, reporting requirements and impacts on day-to-day operations.

Consultants across all disciplines
Understand ESG compliance and reporting requirements for clients.

Corporate and investment-related professionals in the resources sector  
Improve ESG analysis, performance and assurance review.

Learning objectives

  • Dive into the fascinating history of sustainable development and its transformation into today's dynamic ESG/SR expectations
  • Learn how to bridge the ESG expectations and the vital Environment and Social Performance requirements that drive resource sector enterprises towards a sustainable future
  • Master the art of referencing and applying global ESG-related Principles, Standards, Goals and Guidelines within the context of resource sector enterprises
  • Explore real world examples of enterprise ESG governance control systems and procedures
  • Become skilled in defining and actively participating in ESG-related risk assessments, materiality evaluations and gap analyses
  • Develop the acumen to contribute to ESG-related strategy and action planning, especially at the asset level
  • Understand the role of ethics in decision making and the existence of moral dilemmas and how to navigate them with integrity
  • Appreciate the importance of transparent ESG monitoring and reporting

Course structure

The eight-week course consists of six modules over six weeks, with a final two weeks to complete all course components. Each module consists of:

  • Live interactive virtual classrooms
  • Interactive learning activities and group discussions
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Additional readings and case studies

There will be two assessments to complete as part of the course. Access to the assessments will be available at the end of week 1 allowing participants to work progressively on the questions as they work their way through the course. The first assessment will be due for submission at the end of week 6; and the second assessment will be due for submission at the end of the course (end of week 8). 

Live sessions are recorded and available within 24 hours for participants who are unable to attend.

Module 1

ESG, Social Responsibility and Society

Module 2

ESG and Social Responsibility Analysis Methods 1

Module 3

ESG and Social Responsibility Analysis Methods 2

Module 4

Operationalising ESG and Social Responsibility

Module 5

ESG Global Principles, Standards, Measurement, Assurance and Reporting

Module 6

A Deeper Look at some ESG and Social Responsibility Themes

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Professional Certificate in ESG and Social Responsibility

Why enrol in this Professional Certificate?

World-class faculty
Made by industry, for industry
Flexible learning
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Course facilitators

All programs have been developed in consultation with leading organisations in the mining industry, subject matter experts and community leaders to ensure you gain the latest knowledge and develop relevant skills to accelerate your career.

Bruce Harvey

FAusIMM(CP)
Geologist, Social Performance Professional
Bruce has 45 years of worldwide field experience in the resources sector, first as an exploration geologist and for the past 25 years as a Social Performance professional. He was Global Practice Leader Social Performance at a major resources company for eight years.

He is an Adjunct Professor at the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland and until recently was a Guest Lecturer at the University of Otago (NZ) MBA School delivering a course called ‘Leading Sustainable Enterprises’.

A member of the AusIMM Social and Environment Committee, he facilitated the development the Institute’s Social Responsibility Framework and the Environment and Social Performance competency development tool.

Janina Gawler

FAusIMM
Director, RST Solutions for Community Engagement
Janina Gawler is an applied social scientist and consultant specialising in the design and delivery of resilient, sustainable and trusted partnerships between communities and developers. She has over thirty years senior executive experience working with corporations and governments on sustainability and social performance. During her fifteen-year career with Rio Tinto she was Vice President for Communities and Social Performance and global practice leader establishing Rio Tinto’s social performance standard and related audit program.

Building effective partnerships with communities has been her career focus. Her work has included development of resettlement programs for emerging economies in Africa. She has negotiated land access with Indigenous people across Australia and developed strategies for engagement with First Nations and Indigenous people in Canada and USA, respecting and recognising Indigenous rights and working with mining companies to ensure continuing social licence to operate. A former CEO of the Australian National Training Authority. Janina was also Mayor and Councillor of the City of Echuca.

Alan Irving

FAusIMM(CP)
Principal Environmental Consultant, Alan Irving and Associates
Alan Irving (FAusIMM CP(Env) has had a long career in the mining industry since starting out as a forester working in mine rehabilitation. He has worked on-site in coal operations (Queensland and Indonesia) and copper/gold operations (Western Australia and Indonesia). He later specialised in environmental impact assessment and feasibility studies and is now an independent environmental consultant. He has worked on projects in Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, Paraguay, Brazil, Mozambique, Mongolia, UAE, New Caledonia and Australia.

Dr Geraldine McGuire

FAusIMM
Managing Director, Sustainable Solutions Global
Dr Geraldine McGuire has worked on transformative projects throughout Australia, Asia and the Pacific developing solutions which balance economic, environmental, and social aspects to achieve enduring outcomes. With over 30 years of experience in the mining industry, Geraldine is competent in managing complex project closure, repurposing and approvals processes, leading impact assessments and undertaking stakeholder engagement, community development, environmental management, auditing, gender analysis and workshop facilitation involving large teams of industry professionals, government representatives, community residents and Indigenous peoples. Geraldine is committed to the empowerment of Indigenous groups and poverty alleviation in rural communities through effective development and sound environmental management. She believes in capacity building of minority groups through transparent, humane and gender balanced practices.

Geoff Deans

MAusIMM
Director, Modifying Factors
Geoff Deans has worked in all phases of resource development - exploration, projects, corporate and operation. His roles have included Project Director, Expansion and Growth for the OZ Minerals Carrapateena Block Cave Mine Expansion located in South Australia and the inaugural Group Manager Social Performance for OZ Minerals and led the company’s approach to social performance and sustainability. Geoff was also Principal Advisor Land Access for the development and construction of Carrapateena Mine the 275km Hill to Hill power transitions line.

Geoff holds an MBA from the University of South Australia, a Masters of Community Relations for the Resources Sector from University of Queensland, a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact Assessment from Macquarie University, a Bachelor of Education from Flinders University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also an AusIMM Chartered Professional for Social Performance and a board member of Indigenous Education and Boarding Australia (IEBA).

Narelle Wolfe

MAusIMM
Head of Professional Standards, Sustainability and ESG, AusIMM
Narelle has been a member of AusIMM for 28 years and is an Industry Fellow at Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland.

She began her career as a geologist where she became interested in broader issues in the resources sector and joined the AusIMM in a policy capacity in early 2000s.

She then spent the bulk of her career in a variety of site and corporate ESG and Social Performance roles for both large and small companies across several commodities and complex jurisdictions.

Narelle has served on AusIMM Branches, Committees and Societies during her career is proud to be back bringing the breadth of her operational experience to support the advancement of ESG capability development and professional standards within the resources sector and AusIMM.

Course content has been guided by the AusIMM ESG and
Social & Environment Committees, with special thanks to:

Mark Noppe

FAusIMM(CP)
Director of WH Bryan Mining Geology Research Centre
Mark is a geoscientist with over 30 years’ mining industry experience in exploration, mining geology, practical geostatistical applications, resource estimation and reporting, mine reconciliation, feasibility studies, technical audits and due diligence. Mark has worked in South Africa, Western Australia and Queensland as a geologist and consultant and provides advice, training and mentoring in all aspects of orebody knowledge. His technical experience covers a wide range of projects, geological and mining settings, and commodities, including bauxite, diamonds, coal, copper, cobalt, iron ore & magnetite, lead-zinc, sulphide and laterite nickel, niobium, potash, phosphate, PGE and gold projects in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Mali, Tanzania, UK, Indonesia, China, Canada, Chile, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and the Russian Far East.

I found this course extremely valuable to my career development. The content is high quality with plenty of references and resources to deepen our knowledge. I enjoyed the case studies which illustrated the type of issues that can be encountered in the resource sector. Overall, it helped me to better understand and address ESG-related issues in my role.

Participant of August 2021 intake

Frequently asked questions

The course will be run entirely online via a cloud-based platform which can be accessed via computer, tablet or phone. Participants will simply need to have a working Internet connection and a computer, tablet or phone with sound to access the course. They will not be required to download any software and will not require any hardware like a webcam or microphone.

The entire course will run over eight weeks (six modules over six weeks plus another two weeks to finish all course components). It is expected that participants will take about 40 hours to finish the entire course. This includes attendance at live virtual classrooms and completion of all learning activities.

Yes, it is a requirement for participants to complete all modules and pass all learning activities, including the final assessment. A professional certificate will be awarded upon successful completion.

We aim to run two to three intakes each year.

Unfortunately no, the course must be completed in its entirety.

No, the course is currently delivered in English only. We are looking at delivering the course in other languages in the near future.

Participants can earn professional development (PD) hours for undertaking the course. One contact hour of technical content is equivalent to one PD hour.

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