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The CSRM offers a number of study options. Part-time study towards postgraduate coursework degrees at the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master level students can specialise in Community Relations.

In addition full time and part-time research study is available to Honours students, and RHD candidates interested in a Master of Philosophy or a Doctor of Philosophy.


CSRM is an internationally recognised provider of professional development courses and Masterclasses for all stakeholders associated with resource projects.

CSRM provides tailored training on social aspects and impacts of extractives and energy projects.  The training is designed to suit a range of groups, from frontline community relations practitioners to community representatives, government officials and regulators, journalists as well as industry executives.  Short courses and masterclasses are designed to (1) build capacity across the industry and (2) upskill external stakeholders to engage with industry in a productive way.

CSRM has hosted mastercleasses and short courses for groups from:  China, Indonesia, Ghana, Madagascar, Mongolia, Peru, Chile, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Fiji and Papua New Guinea among other countries.  We would be pleased to discuss the possibility of hosting your group for training purposes.  Alternately, we can come to you to deliver customised training.

Email Lynda Lawson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your training needs

Choose from among these Training Topics or ask us to design a course on a topic of your choice:

  • Grievance Mechanisms: Introduction and key themes 
  • Community Development
    • Good and poor practice in community engagement
    • Genuine participation and empowerment
  • Human Rights: Introduction and Key Themes for Mining and Business
  • Social Impact Assessment: Key concepts and Basic Strategies
  • Gender and Mining
  • Mining in Post Conflict Situations
  • Cultural Heritage Management
  • Connecting mining activities to human development goals

Training Calendar

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