This course undertakes a detailed examination of relevant legislation and practice with respect to mining and natural resources law in Australia and internationally. The course seeks to develop students' ability to solve complex legal problems relevant to the resources industry.

Commercial Legal Practice
Intensive - 4 days
UQ St Lucia (view map)
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$2,260 (incl. GST)

Topics covered

The course will include presentations by lawyers who are experts in the mining and water sectors. The topics covered in the course may include (but are not limited to):

  • Enlightenment attitudes to nature and the post-Enlightenment reaction
  • overview of mining and natural resources industry;
  • overview of Queensland, Australian Commonwealth and international regulatory models with respect to the mining, hydrocarbon, forestry and water sectors.
  • common investment and management structures and standard industry agreements (farm-ins, joint ventures, operating agreements);
  • access to land, compensation agreements and overlapping interests and tenures;
  • trade practices in mining and petroleum ventures especially as they seek to eliminate corrupt practices;
  • climate change and environmental management in the resources sector;
  • native title and cultural heritage.

Who is the course designed for

Our CPD courses are available to professionals interested in contemporary legal issues.

Whether you're looking to acquire CPD points, expand your knowledge in a specific area of the law, or gain a general understanding of legal issues impacting your profession, our courses will equip you to go further in every possible future.

Style of learning

Our CPD participants benefit from small class sizes which encourage group discussion and debate, and 1-on-1 access to industry experts and leading researchers.


This course is delivered at UQ St Lucia campus.

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Enrolment options

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This course is part of the Masters of Laws postgraduate program.

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CPD enrolment closes two weeks prior to the course start date.

No entry requirements apply, you are not required to submit assessment and your course participation cannot be used as academic credit towards a degree qualification.

Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice.

Dr Jonathan Fulcher

Professor Jonathan Fulcher is one of Australia's Leading native title and cultural heritage Lawyers, and applies his extensive resources, native title and cultural heritage experience to mining, oil and gas transactions, infrastructure developments, joint venture arrangements, and asset and share sales and acquisitions across Australia and internationally.