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Digital Masterclass

The Future of Process Automation

PD Hours
Digital Masterclass

The Future of Process Automation

PD Hours

Learn about the role control systems play in the transformation of your business.


Quick facts

Duration Delivery Course Type Next Intake PD Hours Language
7 hours
5 weeks
100% online
12 July 2021
Up to 7


Course overview

This masterclass discusses the rapid developments in control systems along with how they are becoming digital transformation enablers in the minerals processing industry. Control systems are the nerve centre of a minerals processing operation and key to a successful digital transformation. There have been radical changes in digital technology over the last few years, with the wide deployment of AI and the increasing use of cloud, edge and smart sensing technologies. There has also been a lot of hype, but one thing that has remained constant is that control systems are evolving rapidly to realise the real benefits these new technologies can provide.

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Learning objectives

This course will enable you to understand the role of control systems in digital transformation, and how they can be deployed to achieve the best possible outcomes for your business.

Course structure 

The five-week course consists of four 90-minute interactive webinars. Following the webinars participants will have the opportunity to complete a short series of test questions that will allow them to apply the knowledge gained in the live sessions.


Please note attendance at the live sessions is not mandatory. Each webinar will be recorded and available on the same day for participants who are unable to attend.

Module 1

A guide to control systems

Webinar | Monday 12 July
11.30–13.00 AEST

Module 2

Using the control system

Webinar | Monday 19 July
11.30–13.00 AEST

Module 3

Industrial AI and IoT

Webinar | Monday 26 July
11.30–13.00 AEST

Module 4

Deploying Industrial AI and IoT

Webinar | Monday 2 Aug
11.30–13.00 AEST

Who should attend?

Mine managers
Understand control systems

Process engineers
Learn best practice to design effective systems

Control systems engineers
Transform business practices


Course pricing

Price is inclusive of 10% GST
Price is inclusive of 10% GST

Enrolments now open

Course commences 12 July


David Walker

Chief Engineer, Yokogawa Australia
David Walker is a chemical engineer with over 30 years’ experience in control systems across a wide range of technologies and industries including oil and gas, water and waste, mining, power and chemicals. In mining, David has been involved in a range of minerals processing projects, particularly in gold, copper and nickel processing applications. David has worked in many aspects of the business including engineering management, systems engineering, project management, training, and research and development, including a secondment to Yokogawa in Japan to work in the development team of their edge devices. Currently David is Chief Engineer for Yokogawa Australia and provides project execution management and advanced solutions technology support and consultation.

Frequently asked questions

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.

The full course is estimated to take about 7 hours of learning . Participants will have access to the course platform for five weeks to complete all modules.

At the moment, the course will only be delivered in English. Live captioning can be requested for webinars – please email if this is required.

No pre-qualification needed but the course is aimed at mining professionals who have a certain level of working experience and knowledge.

Participants can earn professional development (PD) hours for undertaking the course. One contact hour of technical content is equivalent to one PD hour.

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