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Digital Masterclass

Diversity and Inclusion in Mining

Course commences 5 October 2022

PD Hours
Digital Masterclass

Diversity and Inclusion in Mining

Course commences 5 October 2022

PD Hours

Learn to create a work environment that respects and values difference.


Quick facts

Duration Delivery Course Type Next Intake PD Hours Language
6 hours
2 weeks
100% online
5 & 12 October 2022
(two webinars)
Up to 6

Course overview

This digital masterclass will deliver an informed mindset shift to recognise diversity and inclusion as opportunities for positive change and progress.

Understand diversity and inclusion challenges specific to the mining industry and receive tools and resources, contextualised for the sector by those in the sector.

The course will feature a wide range of insights and perspectives from diversity professionals and organisations relevant to mining, and will leave you empowered to implement lasting change.


Course pricing

*Associate grade membership - for professionals with less than 5 years’ experience in the resources sector.
Price inclusive of 10% GST
Associate membership* and enrolment bundle
Price is inclusive of 10% GST
Price inclusive of 10% GST

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Course commences 21 March 2022

Who should attend?

Line and site managers in mining companies
Transform behaviours and practices to be more diverse and inclusive.

Change managers and HR professionals
Implement sector-tailored change initiatives.

Mining executives 
Lead an industry-leading diverse, inclusive and equitable organisation. 


Learning objectives

  • Recognise the impact of a diverse and inclusive workforce on the mining sector
  • Distinguish and overcome unconscious biases
  • Develop strategies to manage effective change
  • Construct an organisation-wide diversity and inclusion strategy with toolkit templates

Course structure

The two-week course is a collaborative, hands-on online learning experience, taking learners approximately 6 hours to complete.

This masterclass will be delivered over two weeks, consisting of:

  • Two 90-minute live webinars
  • Resources and readings (case studies, videos, articles), including practical take-away tools and templates
  • Interactive group forums on AusIMM’s Learning Management System, providing opportunities for peer discussions and feedback
  • Learning activities in the form of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and a work-based project

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


Giulia Savio

Giulia Savio

Group Manager Diversity and Organisational Effectiveness, St Barbara Limited
Giulia is a senior leader of productive people specialising in communication, community and Indigenous relations, with demonstrated success in thought leadership and executive influence in the areas of diversity and inclusion, change management strategy and cultural transformation. Giulia’s experience includes over 12 years working in complex organisations, operating in challenging environments both nationally and FIFO roles off-shore.

After completing her first degree, Bachelor of Arts with double major in Media Communication and Public Relations at Deakin University, Giulia pursued her passion for developing an engaged and diverse workforce based around creating inclusive work environments that both educate and support our people and the wider communities in which they work.

In 2018, Giulia relocated back to Melbourne to accept the role as Principal – Diversity and Inclusion with Newcrest Mining Limited. During her three years with Newcrest, Giulia launched Newcrest’s first Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, embedded their first Indigenous Relation’s Policy and expanded the company approach beyond gender, to engage LGBTIQA+ community and well as greater cultural and religious diversity.

In 2019, Giulia started a doctorate to complete a research degree exploring the link between corporate social responsibility and gender representation, specifically providing deeper understanding for the industry on the challenges for minorities in mining.

This year, Giulia was very excited to commence with St Barbara Mining Limited as the Group Manager Diversity & Organisational Effectiveness with the drive to embed their first Organisational Effectiveness Strategy, develop key initiatives and resources including programs, tools, resources, communications and training. Lead the Company’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and deliver on commitments to build an effective and diverse workforce with an inclusive culture across the Group’s global operations. Providing support, advice and coaching to leaders.

Giulia is a Councillor for AusIMM’s Council for Diversity & Inclusion.

The course is incredibly well structured and organised, 1hr sessions each week worked very well and helped soak in each module. Giulia is an excellent facilitator and covers the content well. I am looking forward to reflecting on the course with a direct report who attended the course as well and we plan on presenting to the team on some key learnings and suggest actions. As a white male in mining I found it very powerful listening to other people's experiences in mining that I have not been exposed to. I am now motivated to reach out to all employees in our work group and get to know them a bit better and find out what we can do to help improve our inclusivity at site.

Participant of March 2021 intake

There was some great content that I think can be easily applied quite quickly. Small changes which translates into wins is the aim, and slowly improving the current way of doing things! Thanks for a good course!

Participant of March 2021 intake

The content was amazing and very informative compared to many other training courses or content I have been through.

Participant of March 2021 intake

Frequently asked questions

The course will be run entirely online via a cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS) 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 four-weeks. It is expected that participants will take about 16 hours to finish the entire course. This includes attendance at live webinars and completion of all learning activities.

Yes, it is a requirement for participants to complete all modules and pass all learning activities, to receive a certificate of completion.

We aim to run two intakes each year.

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

At the moment, no, but we will be 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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