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Mining short course

Study Processes for Resource Projects

Course commences 4 October 2023

PD Hours
Mining short course

Study Processes for Resource Projects

Course commences 4 October 2023

PD Hours

Explore the multi-disciplinary components of studies, between exploration and operations.


Quick facts

Duration Delivery Course Type Next Intake PD Hours Language
20 hours
5 weeks
100% online
Short course
4 October 2023
Up to 20

Course overview

Study Processes for Resource Projects examines the role of the different contributors to ensure technical discipline and that risk is managed to prepare successful business cases.

In creating a consistent roadmap for preparing and evaluating Projects, the course provides a framework for ensuring the right tasks are pursued at the right time, and the steps needed to present information in a compelling way.

The course will provide participants the tools they need to inform decision making to advance studies at key project milestones and support evaluation. The course shares the stages in a project development study process – from scoping through to front-end engineering and design. By following a structured process, course participants can ensure a standardised approach that can be applied across resource projects.

Course pricing

A discount of 10% is available for groups of 5 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.
Price inclusive of 10% GST
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Course commences 4 October

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Who should attend?

Project managers
Influence project progression through key milestones and approval gates; and better understand how to interpret cases put to you for approval

Study managers
Learn how to follow processes required to craft compelling proposals to secure support for your projects

Exploration managers
Learn how to present information in a way that creates a compelling argument for investors

Learning objectives

  • Describe the characteristics and activities associated with study development and study progress, between exploration and operations
  • Explain the concept and actions towards ensuring the quality of studies
  • Define the role and components of study processes
  • Outline study requirements that feed into a robust business case

Course structure

The five-week course is a collaborative, hands-on online learning experience, taking learners approximately 20 hours to complete. Please note the live sessions are not mandatory. The virtual classrooms will be recorded and available on the same day for participants who are unable to attend the live event. Course content includes: 

  • Live virtual classrooms
  • Videos of interviews with various subject matter experts
  • Additional resources and readings
  • Group discussion forums 
  • Learning activities in the form of short test questions 

Module 1

Introduction, Environment, Social and Permitting

Module 2

Geology, Mining and Metallurgy

Module 3

Engineering Requirements, Forward Work Plans and Study Process Controls

Module 4

The Business Case (and wrap-up)

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Study Processes for Resource Projects


Lisa Park

Lisa is a technical specialist (metallurgy) and project manager with more than 25 years in the resources industry. Lisa’s experience spans projects in multiple continents, from exploration to delivery. She is committed to identifying, assessing and mitigating risks to lead teams safely and achieve critical objectives.

Karl van Olden

Executive Lead – Operations, AMC Consultants
Karl has more than 30 years’ mining industry experience in diverse mining environments in operational, technical, consulting, and corporate roles. He has expertise and skills across the mining business process and is a trusted advisor to executives in the mining industry. He has been a project sponsor, a project manager, a technical lead and a contributor to well over 500 diverse, world-wide mining industry assignments. These span feasibility studies, strategic analysis, business and life of mine planning, Ore Reserve estimates, due diligence reviews, expert reports, minerals project valuations and operational optimisation.

Peter Fairfield

Principal Consultant, Miner Insight Pty Ltd
Peter Fairfield is a mining engineer with over 30 years’ experience. He has technical and operational background with over 18 years of on-site and head office roles in underground metal mines throughout Australia and the United States. Peter’s experience over the past 16 years with AMC Consultants, St Barbara and SRK Consulting includes providing technical and operational service and support, operations management, study management and preparing independent technical reports.

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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 full course is estimated to take about 20 hours of learning. Participants will have access to the course platform for five weeks to complete all modules. 

We aim to run two intakes each year. 

No, all virtual classrooms are recorded and made available on the learning platform for participants who are unable to attend the live session.

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

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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