Develop a fundamental understanding of tailings management from the perspective of mining executives and board directors.
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22 & 29 September 2022
Up to 6
Safe and effective management of tailings facilities continue to be a major focus of Boards, investors and the wider community. The AusIMM digital masterclass is an essential learning experience for mining executives and board directors to better understand tailings management from a risk and governance perspective. Delivered over two 90-minute interactive webinars over two weeks, the course will allow participants to ask questions and learn from peers, ensuring content is tailored to current scenarios and industry needs.
Enrolments now open
Course commences 22 September 2022
Who should attend?
Asset-level front-line leaders
Suitable for Board directors, senior and accountable executives to understand GISTM compliance, reporting requirements and impacts on operations and closure of tailings facilities.
Corporate and investment-related professionals
Understand context behind provision of financial and human resources to enable GISTM compliance and the review and auditing of tailings facilities.
Senior tailings facility managers, including operators and engineers
Understand key governance and operational considerations to comply with GISTM requirements.
- Build awareness of key tailings facility and management issues
- Discuss applicable principles for addressing these issues from a risk and governance perspective
- Examine compliance with the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM)
This masterclass will be delivered over two weeks, consisting of:
- Two 90-minute live webinars
- Resources and case studies, including summarised versions of key industry references and guidelines
- Interactive group forums on AusIMM’s Learning Management System, providing opportunity for peer discussions and feedback
Live webinar sessions are recorded and available within 24 hours for participants who are unable to attend.
Download the course brochure
Tailings Fundamentals: Responsibility and Accountability
Professor Williams was a member of an Expert Panel investigating technical causes of the Brumadinho tailings dam failure and is on a number of Tailings Independent Technical Review Boards, including for Escondida.
He authored the 2009 and 2016 Tailings Management Handbook, as part of the Commonwealth Leading Practice Sustainable Development Program for the Mining Industry. Professor Williams is currently involved in the Working Party for the Australian National Committee for Large Dams Guidelines on Tailings Dams – Planning, Design, Construction, Operation and Closure, published in 2012, with an update in 2019.
Frequently asked questions
What are the technical requirements to participate in the course? i.e. do I need a webcam, microphone, etc?
The course will be run entirely online via a cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS) which can be accessed via computer, tablet or phone. Participants will simply need to have a working Internet connection and a computer, tablet or phone with sound to access the course. The live webinars will be hosted on Adobe Connect and participants may choose to download this application to their computers or devices; however, this is an optional download and attendance via an internet browser is also enabled. Participants will not be required to have access to a webcam or microphone.
How long will the course take?
The full course is estimated to take about 6 hours of learning. Participants will have access to the course platform for three weeks to complete all modules.
Will the course be delivered in other languages?
At the moment, the course will only be delivered in English.
Does someone have to have a prequalification of years’ experience before they can do the course?
No pre-qualification needed but the course is aimed at mining professionals who have a certain level of working experience and knowledge.
How many PD hours do I receive for undertaking the course?
Participants can earn professional development (PD) hours for undertaking the course. One contact hour of technical content is equivalent to one PD hour.