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Professional Certificate

JORC Code Reporting

Course commences 17 June 2024

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Professional Certificate

JORC Code Reporting

Course commences 17 June 2024

PD Hours
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Learn to apply the JORC Code within the context of the resource industry and clear up misconceptions surrounding its use.

Quick facts

40 hours
8 weeks
100% online
Course Type
2024 Intakes
17 June
7 October
PD Hours
Up to 40*

* PD hours recognised by AusIMM & Australian Institute of Geoscientists.

Course overview

Develop an in-depth understanding of the JORC Code, including recognising obligations and liabilities, demonstrating its correct applications across different industries, and appropriately applying the Code to the reporting environment under the ASX and ASIC.

AusIMM’s Professional Certificate in JORC Code Reporting has been specifically designed for resources professionals responsible for effectively reporting in accordance with the JORC Code (e.g. Competent Persons or aspiring Competent Persons).

Note: This course does not enable a practitioner to qualify as a Competent Person. All the criteria as specified in the JORC Code must still be met.

Note: This course is allocated 40 AusIMM PD hours. It involves an estimated 40 hours of content, including live sessions, online reading, activities and a final assessment. However, everyone learns at their own pace and, to pass, some people may need to commit further time. There are also optional readings for those that would like to explore the topic further and these are not included in the 40 hours estimate. 


The JORC Code Reporting Course exceeded my expectations in many ways: a very rich course on a modern platform, with virtual space for technical discussions between participants and facilitators, content delivered with a great level of detail, interviews with highly qualified professionals, several practical exercises that demand strong dedication of the participants and a final assessment that we can only finish with deep immersion in the code and several other associated documents. I recommend it to everyone who wants to understand the JORC Code reporting in detail.

Carla Bertuccelli Grasso

Participant of Feb 2023 intake

I recently completed the AusIMM training course and found it to be highly beneficial. The instructors were knowledgeable and engaging, and the platform was user-friendly. I appreciated the level of detail provided on the JORC Code and its importance to the mining industry.

Metin Yurdakul

Participant of Feb 2023 intake

It was useful, informative, applicable to my career and a really refreshing learning experience that I looked forward to using in my working day.

Participant of September 2019 intake

The course has exceeded my expectations, I have gained a whole new level of understanding and appreciation not just around the JORC Code but the influence this has on the mining industry, but also the ASX.

Participant of October 2020 intake

Access to best in the field experts, the professional structure of the course and the quality of the materials mean that it is a worthy investment for our technical professionals.

Participant of October 2020 intake

The course has been a great eye-opener as it was facilitated by various experts with vast knowledge and experience which has enabled me to fully comprehend the JORC Code and the full responsibilities of a Competent Person when preparing Public Reports. The course was meticulously organised that I will not hesitate to join any other course organised by AusIMM.

Participant of April 2021 intake

I really liked the online format, presentation of practical examples and the interactive webinars. This course provides a great overview and practical applications of JORC Code Reporting, which i will be able to apply to my work.

Participant of April 2021 intake

It was a really great course. Very thorough and the expertise of the lecturers was first class. Delivery was varied and very professional. Thanks so much!

Participant of April 2021 intake

Alongside leading experts in the mining industry, AusIMM has developed the Online Professional Certificate in JORC Code Reporting for resources professionals to understand how to report effectively and in accordance with the JORC Code.

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Course commences 17 June 2024

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Who should attend?

Aspiring Competent Persons
Develop an in-depth understanding of the JORC Code and its application.

Mining industry professionals
Ensure that you are performing at the highest level expected.

Mining companies listed or looking to list on the Stock Exchange
Establish your team’s knowledge of the JORC Code’s intricacies and its application in the reporting environment.

Learning objectives

  • Appraise the obligations and liabilities of the Competent Person under the JORC Code
  • Describe a holistic view of the JORC Code and the role it plays in the minerals industry
  • Interpret the JORC Code within the context of your working environment
  • Apply the JORC Code in the reporting environment
  • Recognise and counter common misconceptions about the JORC Code
  • Identify good and poor technical reporting
  • Demonstrate the correct application of the JORC Code

Course structure

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

  • Pre-recorded videos
  • Live interactive virtual classrooms (some modules)
  • Interactive learning activities and group discussions
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Additional readings and case studies

The final assessment is made up of approximately 20 short answer questions that address the content presented in each module. Access to the final assignment will be available at the end of week 1 allowing participants to work progressively on the questions as they work their way through the course.

Live sessions are recorded and available within 24 hours for participants who are unable to attend.

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Professional Certificate in JORC Code Reporting

Module 1

Why the JORC Code? Context and Principles.

Virtual classroom
Tuesday 25 June
12.00-13.00 AEST

Module 2

Exploration Reporting.

Module 3

Technical Studies – how to properly inform investors.

Module 4

Mineral Resources Reporting.

Virtual classroom
Tuesday 9 July
12.00-13.00 AEST

Module 5

Ore Reserves Reporting.

Virtual classroom
Tuesday 16 July
12.00-13.00 AEST

Module 6

The Regulatory Environment.

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Course facilitators

All programs have been developed in consultation with leading organisations in the mining industry, subject matter experts and community leaders to ensure you gain the latest knowledge and develop relevant skills to accelerate your career.

Roderick Carlson

Roderick Carlson

General Manager/Principal Geologist, AMC Consultants
General Manager / Principal Geologist, AMC Consultants
Rod is a Member and Registered Professional Geologist in Mineral Exploration and Mining with the AIG and a Member of The AusIMM. Rod is a principal geologist with extensive management and consulting experience, and is experienced in areas including resource evaluation and audit, mine to mill reconciliation, geochemistry, drilling interpretation, and regolith mapping. Rod is a Director of the AIG and represents them as an ex-officio member of the JORC. With significant project management and peer review experience, Rod has worked across numerous commodities including gold, copper, bauxite, platinum, and coal. He has extensive international experience, having worked on projects in Australia, Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, and Oman. Rod has also conducted industry-training programmes in areas including geology for non-geologists, practical sampling, QA/QC, grade control, geostatistics, and reconciliation. He has generated resource reports to JORC Code and NI 43-101 standards.

Phil Jankowski

Principal Consultant, Resource Geology, ERM
Phil has over 30 years’ experience in mining geology and resource estimation. Phil’s career commenced with nine years’ experience in Archaean gold deposits, gaining experience with both open pit and underground mining geology and grade control, as well as exploration and resource development. Subsequently he has spent 23 years as a resource and mining geologist, both in mining company and consulting roles. Phil specialises in mining geology, grade control, orebody interpretation and wireframing, mine-scale lithological and structural mapping, the integration of geological and grade information, resource estimation using linear and non-linear geostatistics, technical audits of resource estimates and grade control systems, mine reconciliation, due diligence, and prospectus reports.
Glen Williamson

Glen Williamson

Principal Mining Engineer, AMC Consultants
Glen has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry in a range of commodities, and in roles ranging from mine planning, operations management, technical management, feasibility studies, due diligence reviews, and ore reserve estimation and reporting. He has worked for mining companies, mining contractors and in consulting. Glen has worked on open pit iron ore, manganese, coal, nickel laterite, bauxite, phosphate, potash, precious metals, and base metals projects throughout Australia, the Pacific region, south-east Asia, South America, Africa, Russia, and Kazakhstan and has been Competent Person/Qualified Person under the JORC Code, NI 43-101, and S-K 1300 and has reviewed Ore Reserves reported under the SAMREC Code.

Lauren Tooley

Consultant Exploration Geologist, RSC
Lauren is a Member of the AusIMM and a geologist at RSC specialising in data reviews, technical reporting and compliance. Lauren was one of the initial driving forces behind opaxe, RSC’s resource intelligence company that maintains an active database of public reports published by minerals companies listed on the world’s major stock exchanges including the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Lauren’s efforts to compile data from thousands of public announcements have given her a broad knowledge of public reporting and the regulatory environment. As a consultant, Lauren has assisted with the preparation of both technical and public reports across numerous commodities including gold, copper, uranium, lithium, heavy mineral sands and rare earth elements.

Graham Jeffress

Partner, Service Lead - Sustainable Mining Services, ERM
Graham is a geologist with more than 30 years’ experience in exploration and management in Australia, PNG and Indonesia, working for companies large and small, government, and in consulting. He has worked in exploration (ranging from grassroots reconnaissance through to brownfields, near-mine, and resource definition), project evaluation and mining. Graham manages ERM’s geoscience and mining engineering teams in Australia. Graham was a Federal Councillor of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists for 11 years and joined the Joint Ore Reserves Committee in 2014, where he is a member of the executive committee.
Andrew Hall

Andrew Hall

Director/Chief Executive Officer, AMC Consultants
Andrew Hall is a mining engineer and consultant with more than 28 years’ experience in feasibility studies, due diligence, project evaluation, strategy optimisation, and operational improvement, spanning a wide range of mining and ore processing methods, and materials’ handling systems world-wide.

His specialities include: open pit mine planning, underground mine planning, feasibility studies, due diligence, project management, cost estimation, benchmarking, business improvement and transformation, project evaluation, and public reporting.

Andrew holds a Masters in Mineral Economics and a Diploma in Project Management. He is a Fellow and Chartered Professional (Mining) of the AusIMM, and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Andrew is also a current member of the JORC Committee.

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Course pricing

A discount of 10% is available for groups of 3 or more participants from the same organisation who enrol for the same course intake in a single booking. This discount will be automatically applied at checkout.
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Frequently asked questions

The course will be run entirely online via a cloud-based platform 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. They will not be required to download any software and will not require any hardware like a webcam or microphone.

The entire course will run over eight weeks (six modules over six weeks plus another two weeks to finish the final assignment). It is expected that participants will take about 40 hours to finish the entire course. This includes attendance at live virtual classrooms and completion of all learning activities.

Yes, it is a requirement for participants to complete all modules and pass all learning activities, including the final assessment. A professional certificate will be awarded upon successful completion.

We aim to run two to three intakes each year.

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

No, the course is currently delivered in English only. We are looking at delivering the course in other languages in the near future.

No. If someone is on the pathway to becoming a Competent Person, then doing this course early will help them to better understand the JORC Code and its requirements.

It is not currently mandatory but it is highly recommended to raise the knowledge of the overall profession.

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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