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Professional Certificate

Geophysics for Mining Professionals

Commencing 19 June 2023

PD Hours
Professional Certificate

Geophysics for Mining Professionals

Commencing 19 June 2023

PD Hours

Learn and apply geophysical concepts, methods, and industry practices to deliver meaningful results and value to mining projects


Earlybird discount extended!
Use code EB10 at checkout to save 10%


Quick facts

Duration Delivery Course Type 2023 IntakeS PD Hours Language
40 hours 
8 weeks
100% online
19 June 2023
Up to 40

Course overview

This detailed introduction to geophysics provides a solid grounding for participants to understand, apply and harness geophysics for mining and infrastructure projects, and the ability to communicate confidently with other industry geophysicists.

Over 8 weeks, the course introduces participants to geophysical concepts, methods, and industry practices, combined with an in-depth analysis of real-world applications supported by case studies. Learn current methods and how to apply them; and explore an introduction into data interpretation with respect to their aim.

AusIMM’s Geophysics for Mining Professionals Professional Certificate allows participants to gain more value from geophysical applications.  The course has been designed to clarify confusion and provide practical skills that can be immediately applied. This is especially relevant for applications where conventional physical methods such as drilling are not providing adequate or detailed subsurface information; for planning purposes; engineering design inputs; tailings storage facility construction; or future life of mine planning.

With few academic opportunities to learn about geophysics, this online course offers a convenient way to meet the industry’s need for educated staff in this poorly understood but business-critical field by exploring topics like:

  • Overview and history of geophysics
  • Theory of commonly used geophysical methods
  • Scientific interpretation
  • Industry applications

Broaden your knowledge and advance your career, while also gaining skills to avoid outsourcing, or to better interact with external geophysics professionals.  

Course pricing

Price inclusive of 10% GST
Associate membership and enrolment bundle
Price is inclusive of 10% GST
Price inclusive of 10% GST

Enrolments now open

Course commences 19 June 2023 - Use code EB10 at checkout to secure the earlybird 10% discount

Who should attend?

Earth sciences professionals, geologists, engineering geologists, project engineers, project managers, designers, earth science professionals, and mining professionals with an interest in earth sciences.
- Give yourself the skills to address industry for this critical field
- Broaden your knowledge to do more with your role
- Expand your career possibilities



Course structure

The eight-week course consists of six modules over six weeks, with a final two weeks to complete written assessments. Each module consists of:

  • Weekly live virtual classroom (with replay available)
  • Interactive learning activities and discussion
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Additional materials, including case studies and videos

The written assessment requires participants to complete short answer questions that address the content presented in each module.

Enrolments now open

Course commences 19 June 2023 - Use code EB10 at checkout to secure the earlybird 10% discount


Aaron Tomkins

Aaron graduated with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Macquarie University and has been working within the Geoscience sector since 2012. Aaron has experienced a varied career, gaining in-depth experience in Geology, and Geophysics within Mining, Geotechnical, and Oil and Gas sectors.

Aaron is currently involved in worldwide operations and leads large-scale programs for mining, energy, and infrastructure programs, with an in-depth focus on projects within the Tailings Dam infrastructure space and projects in PNG. Respected for his expertise and experience, Aaron has presented multiple near surface geophysical papers on the benefits of implementing new methods within extreme near mine environments and in remote areas.

Mark Lackie

Mark graduated with Honours in Geophysics from Melbourne University in the early 80’s. He completed a PhD in Geophysics at Macquarie University in the late 80’s. Mark worked at the CSIRO for half a decade before switching to academia where he spent 26 years producing the next generation of geophysicists. Mark retired in 2020 from teaching and is now Editor-in-Charge of the Journal “Exploration Geophysics”.

Taylor Willick

Taylor graduated with a B.Sc. in Geophysics and Geology form Macquarie university in 2013. Taylor started his career in Mineral Exploration for 2 years before moving into the geotechnical geophysics space. Over the past 8 years he has gained a broad range of experience in numerous methodologies, both land and marine, and their applications in various sectors in the Asia Pacific region.

Enrolments now open

Course commences 19 June 2023 - Use code EB10 at checkout to secure the earlybird 10% discount

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