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The Mining System

Course commences 7 November 2022

PD Hours

The Mining System

Course commences 7 November 2022

PD Hours

Learn how to understand, influence and drive your site’s management operating system (MOS) as a key deliverable in translating corporate strategy into site implementation priorities.


Quick facts

Duration Delivery Course Type Next Intake PD Hours Language
16 hours
5 weeks
100% online
Short course
7 November  2022
Up to 16

Special offer: Join the pilot round for the once-only opportunity to enrol with a 50% discount!

Pilot participants will be asked to provide feedback on the course to inform further development. Click the Enrol Now button and select 'Pilot course discount' to secure your spot.


Course overview

As a site leader, the ability to understand, apply and influence the development of the management operating system (MOS) is critical for the execution, monitoring, and management of business performance of a site’s operations.

From driving productivity and safety to having the knowledge to hold planning priorities accountable, understanding how to guide and implement your site’s MOS is key for both the success of your operation, and the growth of your career.

With a focus on practical skills that can be applied directly to your work, this 6-week short course is designed to give you the expertise and insights to drive key decisions that ultimately impact the mine value chain and life of mine plan. This includes enhancing and leveraging operational reports and cost estimations, translating strategic plans into implementation plans, and generating practical plans for applying your learnings to your own site.

This course is part of AusIMM’s Mine Operations Manager Core Skills series - courses designed to support aspiring and established site leaders with the insights, skills and knowledge essential for running successful site operations.

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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 7 November - secure your spot in the pilot program to save 50%

Learning objectives

  • Describe how MOS can be used in the successful operation of a mine.

  • Examine the Life of Mine Plan, its processes and discuss some of the key principles and decisions made during this development.

  • Explore what an effective operations reporting system is and techniques to maximise its value on site.

  • Examine mine accounting, its principles and methods and how it can be used to improve site performance. 

Course structure

The six-week course is a collaborative, hands-on online learning experience, taking learners approximately 16 hours to complete.

Course content includes:

  • Weekly live webinar
  • Additional resources and readings (case studies, videos, articles)
  • Selective examples of tools used
  • Group discussion forums
  • Learning activities in the form of short test questions

Please note, live sessions are not mandatory; the webinar will be recorded and available on the same day for participants who are unable to attend live.

Earn digital credentials

Showcase your studies, validate your knowledge

Verify your new skills and knowledge with a digital badge that you can add to your LinkedIn profile, email signature, intranet, or any other online account.

Your badge links to a detailed outline of the course, showcasing and validating your new skills in a format that employers and colleagues can easily access and trust.

Who should attend?

Aspiring site leaders
Gain the skills and knowledge required for managing site strategies to help you step up to site management roles

Site Superintendents, Mine Managers, Site Supervisors, and Operations Managers
Refresh your knowledge to enhance and learn the latest approaches and trends for successfully leading systems and strategies on your site

Course program

Module 1

Management Operating System (MOS)

WEBINAR | Tuesday 8 November
11.30 - 1300 AEDT

Module 2

Life of Mine Planning (LOMP)

WEBINAR | Tuesday 15 November
11.30 - 13.00 AEDT

Module 3

Mine Operations Reporting

WEBINAR | Tuesday 22 November
11.30 - 13.00 AEDT

Module 4

Mine Accounting

WEBINAR | Tuesday 29 November
11.30 - 13.00 AEDT

Enrolments now open

Course commences 7 November - - secure your spot in the pilot program to save 50%

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.

Chris Catania

CEO, MEC Mining
Chris is a mining engineer with over 11 years’ experience having worked in commodities such as Zinc, Iron Ore, Copper, Gold, Iron Sands and Coal. He has a high level of technical and operational expertise as well as project management and leadership experience in open-cut mining. Chris demonstrates strong skills in short; medium and long term scheduling across a suite of software.

Joanna Krzyzanowska

Principal Advisor, MEC Mining
Results focused and experienced mining professional who has worked across a broad range of commodities including diamonds, base metals and coal operations. Her highly technical background makes her incredibly qualified to project manage innovative mine solutions in both site based and in consultative roles. She has leveraged these skills into project management and leadership roles with a focus on adding value, ensuring safe sustainable cash flow and growth through technical influence.

Daniel Gumbleton

Senior Mining Engineer, MEC Mining
Daniel is an experienced Mining Engineer, working primarily in east coast surface coal in both technical and leadership roles. With an extensively diverse skill set in most facets of open cut coal mining which includes drill and blast, truck and shovel, dragline, dozer push, coal quality, scheduling (short term and medium term) and medium-term design, Daniel is able to leverage this knowledge to provide learning and development inspiration for future mining engineers. Daniel is driven to provide the highest level of learning capability to the next generation of Mining Engineers.

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