DAP 2014 Mining – MRRRM

Desired Applicant Profile – Mining Resources: Regulation and Revenue Management
Target group
  • You are a national of an eligible country.
  • You are a mid- to senior-level professional working in an agriculture policy, practice, research or reform role.
  • You are currently employed in a mining institution, ministry or other relevant government agency or civil society organisation.
  • You have a clear vision of how you will use the knowledge gained through the Short Course to improve mining 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 the 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
Mining Resources: Regulation and Revenue Management
  • Public policy development and implementation
  • Legal and regulatory frameworks
  • International trends and developments
  • Issues management including mining licenses
  • Mining tax law: royalties, corporate tax, rent resources tax, production sharing, Frank-Dodd Securities Exchange Bill and global developments on Security Exchange disclosure
  • Contract negotiations (including benefit-sharing agreements and free, prior and informed consent)
  • Development and implementation of financial policies and tax instruments
  • Transparent management and reporting of revenue flows
  • Options for investing funds from mining resources (savings funds, social development foundations)
  • Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
  • Mitigating the risks of bribery and corruption
  • Dispute or conflict management and remedy
  • Introduction to finance and investment in the resources sector
  • Fundamental concepts and principles that influence investment decisions in mining
  • Corporate financial objectives and valuation methodologies
  • Mining industry assets
  • Financial accounting statements
  • Recurrent and capital expenditure, assets depreciation and related tax implications.


  • The course is anticipated to run for between five to eight weeks.
  • Africa Fellowships will be delivered between July 2014 and March 2015.
  • Africa Fellowships are an intensive learning experience.
of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for an Australian Government aid program student visa;

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