Training and Education

The centre is the focus of The University of Adelaide’s critical minerals education ecosystem.

This goes beyond core engineering and science; students looking for a career in the industry and current employees looking to upskill need a diversity of skills.Like many careers of the future, subjects such as stakeholder engagement, economics and communications are also important.

A core component of the centre is to train and develop  graduates and early career researchers in the emerging field of economic minerals science that is fundamental to future societies. 

Industry training

Industry training

Specialised courses and workshops are under development for industry professionals. Our goal is to educate the next generation of professionals able to implement theoutcomes of critical minerals research to transform industry. This will stimulate industry to propose and lead further research opportunities. 

National Exploration Undercover School (NExUS)

National Exploration Undercover School (NExUS)

NExUS is a prestigious summer school for the next generation of Australian exploration geologists. Programs are administered through The University of Adelaide, and aligned with the critical minerals education objectives of the Australian Critical Minerals Research Centre. More than 130 early career mineral explorers have completed the course. Participants love the hands on, foundational learning, networking opportunities and highly immersive format.

NExUS is funded by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) Minerals Tertiary Education Council (MTEC) and supported by industry, government geoscience institutions and academia.

Postgraduate education

Postgraduate education

The centre supports research training of postgraduate (Master and PhD) students in critical minerals science and engineering. Contact us to find out how we can support you.

There are also plans to develop a new Master program in mineral science across the mining value chain from exploration to processing, which will also carry the option of single-module participation from industry professionals eager to update their skillsets. Watch this space.