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Professional Certificate

JORC Code Reporting

40
PD Hours
Professional Certificate

JORC Code Reporting

40
PD Hours

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

 

Quick facts

Duration Delivery Course Type Next Intake PD Hours Language
40 hours over 8 weeks
100% online
Professional certificate
12 April 2021
40*
English

* 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.

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

2019 course participant

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.

2020 course participant

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.

2020 course participant

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
  • Apply the lessons learned from case studies
  • Demonstrate the correct application of the JORC Code

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.

 

Course pricing

Member
$2,519
Price is inclusive of 10% GST
Non-member
$3,289
Price is inclusive of 10% GST

Course structure

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

  • Pre-recorded videos, featuring interviews with additional industry experts
  • Interactive learning activities and group discussions
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Additional readings and case studies

The final assessment is made up of approximately 40 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.

Module 1

Why the JORC Code? Context and Principles.

WEBINAR | Tuesday 13 April
11.30 - 13.00 AEST

Module 2

Exploration Reporting.

WEBINAR | Tuesday 20 April
11.30 - 13.00 AEST

Module 3

Technical Studies – how to properly inform investors.

WEBINAR | Tuesday 27 April
11.30 - 13.00 AEST

Module 4

Mineral Resources Reporting.

WEBINAR | Tuesday 4 May
11.30 - 13.00 AEST

Module 5

Ore Reserves Reporting.

WEBINAR | Tuesday 11 May
11.30 - 13.00 AEST

Module 6

The Regulatory Environment.

WEBINAR | Tuesday 18 May
11.30 - 13.00 AEST

Enrolments open for the April intake

Facilitators 

Mark Noppe

FAusIMM(CP)
Managing Director and Corporate Consultant (Geology and Project Evaluation), SRK Consulting
Mark is a geoscientist with over 30 years’ mining industry experience in exploration, mining geology, practical geostatistical applications, resource estimation and reporting, mine reconciliation, feasibility studies, technical audits and due diligence. Mark has worked in South Africa, Western Australia and Queensland as a geologist and consultant and provides advice, training and mentoring in all aspects of orebody knowledge. His technical experience covers a wide range of projects, geological and mining settings, and commodities, including bauxite, diamonds, coal, copper, cobalt, iron ore & magnetite, lead-zinc, sulphide and laterite nickel, niobium, potash, phosphate, PGE and gold projects in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Mali, Tanzania, UK, Indonesia, China, Canada, Chile, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and the Russian Far East.
Roderick Carlson

Roderick Carlson

MAusIMM
Geology 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 the current chair of the Queensland AIG State Branch. 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, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Colombia, 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.

Ivy Chen

MAusIMM
Principal Consultant, CSA Global
Ivy is a corporate governance specialist with more than 30 years’ experience in mining and resource estimation. She served as the national geology and mining adviser for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) from 2009–2015 and is currently Principal Consultant at CSA Global. Ivy’s experience in the mining industry in Australia and China, as an operations and consulting geologist includes open pit and underground mines for gold, manganese and chromite. As a consulting geologist she has conducted mineral project evaluation, strategy development and implementation, through to senior corporate management roles. Ivy joined the VALMIN committee in 2015.
Gerry Fahey

Gerry Fahey

FAusIMM
Principal Mining Geologist, CSA Global
Gerry has more than 40 years’ experience in mining, geology, resources and project evaluation, and provides advice on feasibility studies, JORC Code and NI 43-101 reporting and independent geologist reports. Gerry has a strong operational background experience in senior management roles on operating mines in Australia and internationally. His operational skills can be deployed globally to deliver onsite mining dilution and operator training workshops, as well as mentoring and training for mine geologists and technicians. Gerry is a former member of the Executive of the Joint Ore Reserve Committee (JORC) and a former chairman of the AIG (Australian Institute of Geologists).
Andrew Hall

Andrew Hall

MAusIMM(CP)
Director and General Manager Melbourne, AMC Consultants
Andrew has over 20 years of mining and project management experience. His expertise is predominantly in feasibility study assessment, technical due diligence, and business improvement in underground and open pit metalliferous mining. Andrew has managed numerous scoping, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies world-wide, and overseen the preparation of public reports and performed the role of Qualified/Competent Person for Mineral/Ore Reserves in accordance with the requirements of NI43-101 and the JORC Code.

Graham Jeffress

FAusIMM(CP)
Principal Consultant / Manager – Corporate, CSA Global
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 CSA Global’s corporate services, providing expert technical reviews, valuations, and independent reporting services under CRIRSCO-family codes. 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.
Rene Sterk

René Sterk

FAusIMM(CP)
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.
Peter Stoker

Peter Stoker

HonFAusIMM(CP)
Principal Geologist, AMC consultants
Peter is a geologist with experience in mine geology, mineral resource and ore reserve estimation, feasibility studies, project evaluation, mineral exploration and public reporting. Peter is an Honorary Fellow of The AusIMM and a Chartered Professional (CP) in geology. Peter is an Honorary Member of China Mining Association. He is the deputy chairman of the Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC), was Chairman from 2005 to 2014, and Secretary from 1999 to 2005. He is a JORC representative on the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO). Peter was a contributor and member of the steering committee for Monograph 23 “Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves Estimation – The AusIMM Guide to Good Practice” and the second edition, Monograph 30. He has written papers on Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve estimation, classification, exploration research, and practice. Peter was chair of The AusIMM’s Geoscience Taskforce, an AusIMM Councillor, branch chairman, and secretary. Peter has conducted numerous training sessions on JORC Code reporting and related issues in Australasia, China, Russia, Indonesia, and Philippines.
Glen Williamson

Glen Williamson

FAusIMM
Principal Mining Engineer, AMC Consultants
Glen has over 30 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, including nickel laterite projects in PNG and Indonesia.

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Frequently asked questions

The course will be run entirely online via a cloud-based platform called Cahoot 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 webinars 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.

Enrolment conditions

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