Individualised training at your own pace

Some samples of our online content

All our online courses are video chapter based, along with dowloadable literature and questionnaires for each topic module. To get the flavour of the type of chapter video content, click on the examples below

From Lithium from Brine 

Chapter 1. What is lithium and why is it important?

View the lithium course (includes a free preview option)
From Understanding Potash - Brine and solid ore sources
Chapter 1.1: Potash mineralogy and an explanation of the K2O standard
View the potash course (includes a free preview option)
From Salt Tectonics (course available early 2023)

Chapter 3. Rocksalt is an unusual sediment in the diagenetic realm

Preview the salt tectonics course (online early 2023)
From Mesohaline source rocks:Modern and ancient
Chapter 5: Ancient mesohaline source rocks - No same-scale modern counterparts
Enrol for the free lecture series on Mesohaline source rocks

We now offer a variety of online courses

Since May 2022, we are converting all our popular on-site training programs and workshops into online courses that can be purchased topic by topic or as bundled offerings. All course offerings aim to give focused information helpful in exploring and developing hydrocarbon, potash, lithium and base metal deposits.

Signing up for an online course gives several advantages. First, it provides extra flexibility inherent in online learning; you choose the when, where, and how you want to learn, and set the pace. Access it on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Pause the video or rewind to improve your understanding of a relevant point or groups of points. Download relevant articles from the course material and view additional videos. This means more effective time management for you and other members of your team that have signed up for a course or two.

You always have a direct line of communication with the instructor and can ask questions via email or in face-to-face chats with the instructor.

Our listed courses are priced for individual enrollment, but we offer a discounted bundled subscription to corporate clients with ten or more participants in a class. Online course contents can be modified to suit the needs of a corporate client. Corporate courses have completely secure sets of course contents and course-specific discussion groups. All aspects of a corporate course are totally separate from a single enrollment course. Contact us for our corporate pricing.


Some of the topics we cover in 2022-23

Understanding Potash: The geology and hydrogechemistry of solid--state ore and brine operations (Available now as a paid course)

Lithium brines; Their geological diversity and the variety of hydrogeochemical properties (Available now as a paid course)

Organic-rich rocks in mesohaline settings; sources of hydrocarbons and the fixation of metals (Available now as a free course)

Salt tectonics; Its importance in focusing hydrocarbon traps and base metal deposits (Early 2023 - Can be pre-ordered now)

Base metal accumulations in saline settings

You can check out the course curricula in advance before you sign up, using the free preview button on each course page.


To aid in global communication between like-minded people interested in saline geosystems, you get full access to a Salty Community board when you enrol on our course web page (Click here for more information on the Salty Community board). Access to the Salty Matters Community Group comes with enrolment in any free online course or when you enrol in one of our growing list of paid courses. In addition to a general Salty community board, you can access course-specific community boards in a paid course.

In a paid course, you also receive all the other benefits, including access to all the self-paced lecture videos, various other information videos, downloads and pdfs, and questionnaires to test your understanding of each of the main course topics. There are also real-time tutorial sessions across various issues raised in a paid course (via Zoom). On completing a paid course, you also receive a certificate of completion.


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