DAP 2014 Mining – GIS

Desired Applicant Profile – Geospatial Information Systems
Target group
  • You are a national of an eligible country.
  • You are a mid- to senior-level professional working in a mining and/or mineral exploration policy, practice, research or reform role.
  • You are currently employed in a mining institution, ministry, government agency or civil society organisation involved with mining and/or mineral exploration.
  • You have a clear vision of how you will use the knowledge gained through the Short Course to improve mining and/or mineral exploration policy, practice, research or reform in your home country.
  • You must meet the age restriction requirements for your country.
  • You must meet the work experience requirements for your country.
  • You must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to your current employment following completion of the Short Course.
  • As this course will be delivered in English, an appropriate level of language proficiency is required, such that Awardees will be able to participate fully and benefit from the course.
  • You must meet the general minimum eligibility criteria outlined below.
  • Female candidates and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.
Support service options
  • Special needs assistance as deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
General eligibility criteria for Africa Fellowship applicants
To be eligible for an Africa Fellowship, applicants must:
  • have citizenship of and currently be living in the country of your nationality;
  • not be married to/or be a de facto of, or engaged to be married to a person who holds or is eligible to hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent resident status;
  • satisfy any specific criteria established by the applicant’s country and/or government of citizenship;
  • satisfy all requirements of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) student visa;
  • satisfy any specific admission requirements of the institution at which the short course is to be undertaken; and
  • hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Applicants must inform the Australian Government of any connection or relationship to staff employed by the Australian Government or with the managing contractor at the time of application.

Course details
  • Best practice data management principles
  • Implementing and managing spatial data to improve exploration and mine site management
  • Using GIS software
  • Analysing and modeling GIS information
  • Interpreting remote sensing data for  mining applications, including geological, geophysical and environmental data sets
  • Producing effective map products
  • Web mapping services and their application to GIS in the mining and mineral exploration sector
  • Managing the collection and analysis of geological data from surveys and other sources
  • Tenement management and reporting
  • Best practice examples from Africa


  • The course is anticipated to run for five weeks.
  • Africa Fellowships will be delivered between July 2014 and March 2015.
  • Africa Fellowships are an intensive learning experience.

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