The National Gold Education Program
The National Gold Education Program

The Gold Industry Group's National Gold Education Program provides teachers with an informative array of educational gold resources.

Gold Resources Kit
Gold Resources Kit

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

Careers in Gold
Careers in Gold

Discover Australia's Diverse Gold Industry
You can also visit the Gold Industry Group’s Gold Jobs website - a comprehensive resource for students and teachers to explore the range of jobs, career pathways, and employment programs on offer in Australia’s gold industry.

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Resources

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Exclusive Gold Resources Kits including large rock samples are available for teachers to order for their school.

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Teachers can book free, interactive gold incursions delivered by passionate workers in Australia’s gold industry to better inform students about the significance of gold, how it has helped shape our nation and the diverse range of careers available in the industry.

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Lesson plans, an app, case studies, videos, other educational resources are also available covering gold careers, Science, Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Sustainability.

How You Can Learn With Us

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Discover our latest Gold Resources

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Celebrating Family Ties

Use this template to reflect on immigration to Australia and encourage your students to research their own family ancestry.

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Earth Minerals – Identification

This guide is perfect for students, providing essential insights into recognising minerals as small grains within rocks.

Gold Rush: Advent Calendar

A printable A3 advent calendar style poster for students to identify, inquire about and collect information that relates to the Australian Gold Rush.

Careers In Gold

This Careers in Gold poster was developed as part of the Gold Industry Group’s National Gold Education Program.

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Who are we?

We’re a not-for-profit, member-based association dedicated to growing and supporting the gold sector and communities across Australia.

We develop educational and community initiatives that deliver long-term outcomes and drive positive change. We represent gold producers, explorers, prospectors, fabricators and service providers. Together, we’re growing understanding of the gold sector’s value to the economy and community.

Explore our members

Download the free Heart of Gold Australia app to enjoy more than 30 fun and interactive in-app, self-guided or guided gold activities from around the country.

Discover the latest education news

  • How is gold mined?
    by Gold Industry Group on 7 February 2024 at 7:23 AM

    Ever wondered how gold is actually retrieved from the earth? Although movies may have you believe gold is found in big nuggets on the surface or by panning in a river, this is rarely true on a commercial scale. The process of getting gold out of the earth is a little more complicated (and costly) than that, so read on to find out exactly how gold is mined here in Australia.

  • Perth Mint mentors inspires next generation of Gold Industry workers
    by Gold Industry Group on 13 June 2023 at 5:51 AM

    Perth Mint representatives Che Wyatt and Riaana Raywood recently attended the highly successful 'STEM Speedy High Tea' event aimed at inspiring and engaging Year 9 and 10 students.

  • Eureka! The best places to go gold prospecting in Australia
    by Gold Industry Group on 31 May 2023 at 3:06 AM

    Australia has a long and rich history when it comes to the search for gold. Possessing the largest share of gold resources in the world, the draw of gold has created many gold rushes over centuries and continues to be a major economic export.