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Mining short course

Diversity and Inclusion in Mining

Course commences 9 May 2022

PD Hours
Mining short course

Diversity and Inclusion in Mining

Course commences 9 May 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
16 hours over 4 weeks
100% online
Short course
9 May 2022
Up to 16

Course overview

This short course 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 is inclusive of 10% GST
Associate membership and enrolment bundle
Price is inclusive of 10% GST
Price is inclusive of 10% GST

Enrolments now open

Course commences 9 May 2021

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 four-week course is a collaborative, hands-on online learning experience, taking learners approximately 16 hours to complete. Please note the live sessions are not mandatory, the webinar will be recorded and available on the same day for participants who are unable to attend the live event. Course content includes:

  • Weekly live webinar
  • Additional resources and readings (case studies, videos, articles)
  • Practical take-away tools and templates provided after each module
  • Group discussion forums
  • Learning activities in the form of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and a work-based project


Module 1

Understanding diversity and inclusion dimensions in mining

WEBINAR | Wednesday 11 May
14.00 - 15.30 AEDT

Module 2

Addressing unconscious bias, prejudice and consequence

WEBINAR | Wednesday 18 May
14.00 - 15.30 AEDT

Module 3

Influencing change through inclusive leadership in mining workplaces

WEBINAR | Wednesday 25 May
14.00 - 15.30 AEST

Module 4

Creating structural change opportunities and participation in mining companies

WEBINAR | Wednesday 1 June
14.00 - 15.30 AEST

Download the course brochure

Diversity and Inclusion in Mining


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.

Advisory Group 

Ben Bryant

Head of Communities and Stakeholder Engagement, Mineral Resources

Michelle McAullay

General Manager, BOAB (Building Opportunities for Aboriginal Business)

Sara Prendergast

Head of Finance and Procurement, St Barbara Limited

Hannah Willes

Principal HR Business Partner, BHP

Katie Yamaguchi

Manager, PWC’s Indigenous Consulting

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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