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On-demand mining course

JORC Code Essentials

PD Hours
On-demand mining course

JORC Code Essentials

PD Hours

A vital course for Company Directors and Executives to understand their professional and regulatory obligations in relation to the JORC Code.


Quick facts

Duration Delivery Course Type Next Intake PD Hours Language
10 hours
100% online
Available year round
Up to 10

Course overview

AusIMM’s JORC Code Essentials course guides participants through the intricacies of public reporting in accordance with the JORC Code.

This course is vital for Company Directors and Executives to understand their professional and regulatory obligations when reporting in accordance with codes and standards, stock exchange listing rules and regulations. The course features a balance of technical detail, regulation, and compliance content with an in-depth look at real case studies.


*Associate grade membership - for professionals with less than 5 years’ experience in the resources sector.
Price is inclusive of 10% GST
Associate membership* and enrolment bundle
Price is inclusive of 10% GST
Price is inclusive of 10% GST

Enrolments now open

Available year round

Who should attend?

Company Directors and Officers
Understand liabilities, professional and regulatory obligations.

Those in planning and execution-based roles 
Knowledge of public reporting requirements provides assistance when defining production guidelines.

Law, finance and investment professionals
Develop a greater understanding of requirements for public reporting using the JORC Code in the mining and mineral exploration sector. 

Learning objectives

  • Identify the roles of key stakeholders in the public reporting arena
  • Describe the regulatory framework and the role it plays in the mining industry
  • Explain how the JORC Code helps mitigate investment risk
  • Define the consequences of not meeting the Code
  • Illustrate the requirements of reporting Exploration, Resource & Reserve data
  • Recognise and counter some common misconceptions about the regulatory framework
  • Define the differences between competent person and company officer
  • Describe the role of the regulators and the process they undertake to review disclosure statements

Course structure

This on-demand, self-paced course is delivered via a series of videos, supported by a number of written resources. A range of activities is included to apply your learning as you work your way through the course. These activities include a combination of multiple-choice and short answer type questions. There are also a number of optional videos and resources you can choose to view to enhance your knowledge of the JORC Code.

We recommend allowing around 10 hours to complete the course, but you will have access to the platform for six months.

Module 1

The JORC Code.

Module 2

Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves.

Module 3

Writing a Compliant and Engaging Public Report.

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JORC Code Essentials


Rene Sterk

René Sterk

Principal Resource Consultant, RSC Global
René has undertaken geological projects in many countries in Africa, Australasia and Europe and has experience with a wide variety of geological settings and commodities. René specialises in resource development, QA/QC and successful sampling, and has a strong skill set in resource modelling, grade control, and reconciliation. He has led numerous exploration and mine geology teams across the globe and has consulted to a range of companies, from junior explorers to large international mining houses. René is the principal author of many Canadian NI 43-101 and JORC Code compliant resource and exploration studies and has assisted clients with exploration programmes for these and other projects. He holds a Master’s degree in Structural Geology and Tectonics. Rene is a Chartered Professional and a Fellow with the AusIMM and has published papers, instructional videos, and provided training on sampling, QAQC, and resource estimation.

The course covers some very specific details of Code, which I found exceptionally useful for my job.

Participant of November 2019 intake

I found the videos by Rene very useful, as it added everything into context and "real world" situations that applied to me.

Participant of November 2019 intake

The recordings by the expert and interviewees are clear and very informative.

Participant of November 2019 intake

The course provided a very good understanding of the JORC requirements and obligations

Participant of 2021 intake

I would really be encouraging all mining industry professionals to attend this course.

Participant of 2021 intake

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 course is self-paced but we recommend allowing around three weeks (one week per module) to complete. It is expected that participants will take about 10 hours to complete the course.

You will have access to the course content for six months.

As the course is run on-demand you may choose to sign up at any time.

Unfortunately no, the course must be completed in its entirety.

At the moment, no, but we will be looking at delivering the course in other languages in the near future.

Yes, it is a requirement for participants to complete all modules and pass all learning activities. 

No. This course will help participants to better understand the JORC Code and its requirements.

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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