MinEx CRC’s Education & Training (E&T) program will have a critical role in the development of next generation mineral exploration skills in PGR (postgraduate research) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) students.


PhD Opportunities

MinEx CRC's key education and training goals are to collaborate in graduating 50 PGR students from MinEx CRC projects in participant universities and to assist in the training of 200 VET students in specific aspects of drilling and mineral exploration fields.

MinEx CRC will utilise the unique position of CRCs at the nexus between industry and university research to add value for PGR students working on its projects. Specifically, MinEx CRC will:

● ensure all PGRs have a co-supervisor from a mining company, geological survey, CSIRO or METS company;


● offer a voluntary mentoring scheme for PGR students with senior industry staff;
● financially support internships within mining companies, geological surveys or METS companies during PGR research, and;
● provide oral and poster presentation opportunities for every PGR, and networking opportunities with industry representatives, at the annual conference.

For further information please contact Caroline Tiddy, Chair of the MinEx CRC Education and Training Committee.

VET Sector

MinEx CRC intends to allocate $150K of its E&T budget to the VET sector with the goal of assisting in the training of 200 VET students. MinEx CRC will work in partnership with Industry Organisations to identify skills gaps related to the drilling and mineral exploration industries.



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