Gold Resources

Gold class materials

The Gold Industry Group’s free, exclusive Gold Resources Kits are also on offer as part of the Program, with a range of resources linked to the Australian Curriculum including large rock and gold samples from gold mines in Australia. The Kit provides teachers with a variety of unique learning tools and local samples to excite students about Australia’s diverse gold sector.

Each Kit includes a shale rock, leucogranite rock, dolerite rock, gneiss rock, porphyry rock, granite rock, a gold leaf vial, geological hand lens, and classroom materials including Teacher Guide, a Discover Gold in Your Life booklet, an Origins of Gold Specimens map, a Get into Gold flyer, a Careers in Gold poster and A Golden Country facts brochure.

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Heart of Gold Australia app, trails and lesson plans

Our free Heart of Gold Australia app, available to download from the App Store and Google Play, provides a range of interactive activities that students can use from any location, including the Discover Gold game. The app also features the Perth and Kalgoorlie Heart of Gold Discovery Trails and the virtual tours are accessible from any location or can be walked as a class excursion.

Lesson plans linked to the Australian Curriculum have been developed by Australian Earth Science Education and Educated by Nature, for Upper Primary (Year 4 and 5) and Lower Secondary (Year 7-9) school students.

Lesson plans

Career resources

From exploration and mining through to refining and trading, and everything in between, the gold industry has something for everyone.

The gold sector offers exciting opportunities in many areas such as technology, innovation, manufacturing, environment, health and safety, emergency response, community, tourism, administration, management, human resources and finance.

Students can take the Gold Jobs Quiz to discover what roles would suit them from the variety of positions available in Australia’s gold industry.

Discover what roles would interest your students by understanding key responsibilities, specialisations, work environments, prerequisites, and current vacancies in our Job Profiles.

Watch short interviews to learn from industry professionals about their careers in gold.

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Australian Earth Science Education resources

The Gold Industry Group is proud to be a major partner of Australian Earth Science Education (AusEarthEd) to bring support for Earth and Environmental Science (EES) education to secondary school students through online learning.

Teacher Resources
Book Going for Gold Incursions

Student Resources
Exploration Drilling and Rehabilitation Sustainable Tree Planting Organisational Sustainability Net Zero Waste Management

Educators and students can learn more about AusEarthEd on their website, blog, YouTube channel, or by following the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


Green and Gold – Renewables in gold winning the race.

Watch a 30-minute presentation by Gold Fields employees about the exciting developments in technology and innovation in the sector to inspire and prepare the next generation of future leaders.

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Golden Careers

Hear from workers in Australia’s gold industry about the diverse careers opportunities on offer in these short one-minute video clips.

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Heart of Gold feature

Learn about gold, its relevance, significance and how it helped shape our nation in ED!’s Australia’s gold feature.

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STEM – A Golden Opportunity

Learn about the cutting-edge technology being used in the gold mining industry in these Media Education resources in conjunction with the Resources Technology Showcase.

The Future is Golden On the Job

Resources for the classroom 

Discover Gold Word Search