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Professional Development (PD) Logbook

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Professional Development (PD) Logbook

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Chartered Professional accreditation

Chartered Professionals (CP) are highly regarded in the industry for their dedication, expertise and commitment to high standards of conduct.
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Your logbook Add PD hours
299.5 PD hours last 12 months
562.3 PD hours last 24 months
1073.30 PD hours last 36 months

Example breakdown of PD categories

CPs are encouraged to accumulate the required professional development (PD) hours over a broad range of categories to provide a diverse range of learning. This logbook example (below) provides current and prospective CPs with information on how to correctly log entries and what the assessors are seeking. For more information on the various categories of professional development, please review the CP Regulations.
561 PD hours
Formal education
226 PD hours
External and internal short courses
194.3 PD hours
Technical conferences and learned society meetings
110 PD hours
Publications
103 PD hours
On-the-job skill enhancement
30 PD hours
Private reading of learned publications
8.5 PD hours
Structured mentoring
124 PD hours
Service to industry
10 PD hours
Peer reviewing
6 PD hours
Other activities

Example PD activities

Overview of your work and professional development activities over the past three years

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Example PD entries

Date

2020-10-01 - 2020-12-30

Hours

40

Provider

AusIMM

Category

External and Internal Short Courses

Activity description

JORC Code Reporting - professional certificate

Knowledge gained

Developed an improved understanding of the JORC Code, including recognising obligations and liabilities, demonstrating its correct applications across different commodities and mining styles, and appropriately applying the Code to the reporting environment under the ASX and ASIC.

Date

2020-08-03 - 2020-08-07

Hours

110

Provider

Other

Category

External and Internal Short Courses

Activity description

AICD Company Director's course:

Knowledge gained

5 days of 7 hours/day plus major assignment 25 hours and exam preparation of 50 hours, >30 hours pre-reading, less ~30 hour allowance for excessive detail in assignment and exam preparation (chasing a high mark beyond actual learning). This course provided me the tools and understanding of how to better operate as a company director as i move in the CP Management discipline.

Date

2020-05-01 - 2020-05-06

Hours

76

Provider

University

Category

External and Internal Short Courses

Activity description

UQ: SMI MISHC Minerals Industry Risk Management MISC G3 Course:

Knowledge gained

4 days of 7 hours of contact, >20 hours reading, 4 hours of assignments each night for 4 nights, 12 hour major assignment post course. This course provided me the practical and effective risk management training for working in the resources sector and equipped me with the knowledge and skills to better identify hazards and make effective decisions about risk.

Date

2020-02-03 - 2020-11-30

Hours

150

Provider

University

Category

Formal Education

Activity description

UWA. PhD study on Mining Engineering (Ventiliation).

Knowledge gained

Logged hours total 150 of research on various testing practices and theories to develop an improved standard for ventilation designs and in-field verification/monitoring. The log of hours and papers reviewed is available upon request.

Date

2019-02-01 - 2019-05-01

Hours

145

Provider

University

Category

Formal Education

Activity description

University of Melbourne. MSc degree course (GEOL90005 - Hydrogeology/Environmental Geochemistry)

Knowledge gained

6 weeks of coursework (2 x 1 hr lectures per week), 1 x 1hr tutorial per week = (2+1) x 6 = 18. Plus reading text books (2 hr/week), preparation for tutorials (2hr/week), 4 assignments per semester (10 hours each) and final exam (3 hours). Throughout the course, I learned new techniques and methods for undertaking hydrogeological assessments in various environments, and the importance of sample collection for water quality testing and sample storage. I also learned about introductory techniques of assessing the water quality analysis data.

Date

2019-02-01 - 2019-06-01

Hours

176

Provider

University

Category

Formal Education

Activity description

Deakin University. MBA (Unit MBA706 - Leading people in organisations) by correspondence.

Knowledge gained

Have logged 11hrs per week average including study of notes, reading text books and included articles, major assignment and preparation for 3 hr exam, 16 week semester which is 11 x 16 = 176 hours. Through this course I have developed new methods to be able to apply in my management role for the company i work for where i have a total of 24 direct reports. Being able to better understand various methods to engage with different personalities and technical/cultural backgrounds has made me a better leader, and has improved the overall productivity of our services group.

Date

2019-01-01 - 2019-01-06

Hours

90

Provider

University

Category

Formal Education

Activity description

Curtin University (WASM). Mineral Economics MSc intensive unit (Unit # #).

Knowledge gained

Learnt about various aspects of mineral economics and applications to the minerals industry. I have maintained a log of hours for pre-reading, assignments, contact hours and exam preparation which totaled 90 hours (log available for inspection upon request).

Date

2021-08-09 - 2021-08-09

Hours

5

Provider

Industry

Category

On the job Skill Enhancement

Activity description

Attended Olympic Dam mine site for processing plant visit and understandings.

Knowledge gained

Attended Olympic Dam mine site for eight hours to learn about their various processing plant streams. Spent five hours of technical presentations and plant visit.

Date

2021-03-22 - 2021-03-24

Hours

21

Provider

Industry

Category

On the job Skill Enhancement

Activity description

Deswik training course to use new software, 3 day course of 7 hrs per day.

Knowledge gained

Throughout the 3-day course, I learned many new techniques to help improve my abilities to complete mine designs, report mining schedules, and integrate the mineral resource block model into a more complete mining model.

Date

2021-01-04 - 2021-05-31

Hours

15

Provider

University

Category

On the job Skill Enhancement

Activity description

Provided guest lectures at University.

Knowledge gained

Refreshed a set of 10 x 1 hr lectures and presented to 4 classes which took about 1.5 days (15 hours). Was requested to do some guest lectures, and up-dated previous lectures generated three years ago, presented to multiple classes. Only claiming the time for the update to the lecture slides (15 hours) as i had previously provided similar lectures.

Date

2020-12-14 - 2020-12-17

Hours

15

Provider

Industry

Category

On the job Skill Enhancement

Activity description

Research into automated drilling functions.

Knowledge gained

Research into automated drilling functions and how that can reduce the time taken in drilling patterns/enable hazardous drilling by removing drillers. Spent three full days researching the topic, plus site visit to another mine and review of their procedures, claim is for 50% of the time.

Date

2020-01-06 - 2020-01-08

Hours

12

Provider

Industry

Category

On the job Skill Enhancement

Activity description

Drill and Blast self-learnings.

Knowledge gained

Graduate moving into a new role e.g. Drill & Blast and learnt how to design and develop charge patterns, and monitor performance through an internal training session from head office personnel.

Date

2019-07-01 - 2019-07-15

Hours

20

Provider

Industry

Category

On the job Skill Enhancement

Activity description

Investigate Rope Conveyors for underground applications.

Knowledge gained

Analysed the applicability of Rope Conveyors to underground applications - this concept is new to underground mining. Site visit to a working rope conveyor, four days of technical discussions on the concepts, 10 days of researching and reviewing case studies of how the system would be engineered, capital and operating cost estimates, comparisons to trucking, conveyors and/or shaft hoisting - total of 200 hours logged for the project, claim is for 10% of the total hours spent to reflect the technical learning.

Date

2019-05-21 - 2019-06-04

Hours

15

Provider

Industry

Category

On the job Skill Enhancement

Activity description

Develop Wet Hire form of Contract for underground mining contractor.

Knowledge gained

Employer. Develop Wet Hire form of Contract for underground mining contractor developing skills in contract writing and negotiation. Spent approximately 15 half days for a total of 75 hours, this claim is for 20% as new learning.

Date

2019-11-18 - 2019-11-20

Hours

6

Provider

Industry

Category

Other Activities

Activity description

Attend IMARC over 3-days

Knowledge gained

Attended IMARC in Melbourne for the three days of the conference, spending the majority of the time discussion new technologies and processes with trade exhibitors. Only claiming 6 hours for the 3 days of attendance where I believe there was technical learnings from the exhibitors and the few sessions attended.

Date

2021-10-25 - 2021-10-25

Hours

5

Provider

Industry

Category

Peer Reviewing

Activity description

Undertook 5 peer reviews for papers published in the ACG Slope Stability 2020 conference

Knowledge gained

Armstrong, J; Sharon, R; Williams, C; Ross, B. Risk-based slope monitoring framework. Makarov, A; Livinsky, I; Spirin, V; Pavlovich, A. Regulation of open pit slope stability in Russia. Rougier, M; de Graaf, PJH; Desjardins, M; O'Leary, M; Yugo, N; Kilbride, B. Managing ice walls and other operational challenges while optimising Victor Mine late stage opportunities. Castro, S; Huaman, C. Influence of the hydrothermal alteration rocks on the stability of an open pit mine of the south of Peru: a case study. Farina, P; Bardi, F; Lombardi, L; Gigli, G. Combining structural data with monitoring data in open pit mines to interpret the failure mechanism and calibrate radar alarms.

Date

2021-10-25 - 2021-10-25

Hours

2

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Peer Reviewing

Activity description

Peer review paper for Open Pit Operators Conference.

Knowledge gained

Peer review paper for Open Pit Operators Conference (Title: Authors). This review involved extensive technical review, and required to validate the calculations due to incorrect units being presented in the paper.

Date

2019-04-01 - 2019-04-01

Hours

3

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Peer Reviewing

Activity description

Peer review 3 papers for 11th Mine Geology Conference.

Knowledge gained

Ashton: Exploraton at Europe’s largest zinc mine at Boliden Tara Mines, Navan, Ireland Reid & Cowan: Toward robust and reliable implicit geological models Sterk: Domaining in Mineral Resource Estimation

Date

2021-11-01 - 2021-11-26

Hours

3.5

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Private Reading of Learned Publications

Activity description

Conference Proceedings (Underground Operators - 2021) various papers.

Knowledge gained

Read a total of 7 papers from the Underground Operators conference proceedings. Each paper was estimated to be 30 mins each in reading. Specific topics were identifying case studies for transitioning from a selective mining method, to bulk mining methods.

Date

2021-03-18 - 2021-03-18

Hours

1

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Private Reading of Learned Publications

Activity description

Conference Proceedings (Mine Waste and Tailings - 2021) - 3 papers on governance.

Knowledge gained

3 papers read for improved understanding on governance, guidelines and standards applied to mine waste management. These papers are: 1. Will introduction of EoRs improve governance in TSFs in Australia (Boczek). 2. Deck hands needed. Experience Necessary - addressing the impending qualified tailings professional resource shortage (Spencer et al). 3. Rio Tinto's strategic assurance response to the Brumadinho Tailings dam failure (Lapwood, Pal, & Pascoe).

Date

2021-03-08 - 2021-08-23

Hours

2.5

Provider

Industry

Category

Private Reading of Learned Publications

Activity description

International Mining: March and August edition.

Knowledge gained

Read a total of 7 articles from these two journals on mining equipment improvements, specifically on automation and remote technologies.

Date

2020-03-23 - 2021-04-30

Hours

15

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Private Reading of Learned Publications

Activity description

Reading of Coal Mining section of Australiasion Mining and Metallurgical Operating Practices Monograph (~40 papers). Estimated about 20 minutes reading per paper for the 40+ papers in the monograph.

Knowledge gained

Reading of Coal Mining section of Australiasion Mining and Metallurgical Operating Practices Monograph (~40 papers). This was completed to gain a better understanding of the coal mining industry in Australia, specifically the mining methods used and how they different from coal mining in Africa. There are many clear differences and much safer techniques being used in the Australian coal fields which i will be investigating further the implement safety improvements at home.

Date

2020-01-06 - 2020-11-23

Hours

8

Provider

Industry

Category

Private Reading of Learned Publications

Activity description

AusIMM Bulletin - reading of technical articles contained in 4 bulletins. Approximately 2 hours reading in each journal over the year.

Knowledge gained

Various topics contained in the bulletin coving mineral processing, environmental considerations, changes in mining equipment, climate change initiatives, and many mining interest articles for general knowledge and understanding of emerging trends.

Date

2021-08-01 - 2021-08-14

Hours

50

Provider

Industry

Category

Publications

Activity description

Society of Economic Geology Journal. Wrote a paper and had the paper published in the Society of Economic Geology Journal (#Paper title - Author 1)

Knowledge gained

Wrote a paper and had the paper published in the Society of Economic Geology Journal (#Paper title - Author 1). As the sole author, I have claimed the full 50 hours for the learned journal publication.

Date

2021-06-24 - 2021-06-24

Hours

10

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Publications

Activity description

Co-authored a paper (#Paper title - Author 1, Author 2, Author 3, Author 4) for Mill Operators Conference 2021.

Knowledge gained

Co-authored a paper (#Paper title - Author 1, Author 2, Author 3, Author 4) for Mill Operators Conference 2021. Paper written with three co-authors. Claiming the pro-rata share of hours (10 hours).

Date

2021-06-24 - 2021-06-24

Hours

10

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Publications

Activity description

Co-authored a paper (#Paper title - Author 1, Author 2, Author 3, Author 4) for Mill Operators Conference 2021.

Knowledge gained

Co-authored a paper (#Paper title - Author 1, Author 2, Author 3, Author 4) for Mill Operators Conference 2021. Paper written with three co-authors. Claiming the pro-rata share of hours (10 hours).

Date

2019-11-25 - 2019-11-25

Hours

40

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Publications

Activity description

Authored a paper (#Paper title - Author 1) for 11th Mine Geology conference.

Knowledge gained

Researched and authored a paper (#Paper title - Author 1) for the 11th Mine Goelogy conference. I was the sole author.

Date

2021-09-20 - 2021-09-21

Hours

12

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Service to Industry

Activity description

Attended and participate in AusIMM Congress

Knowledge gained

Total of 12 hours of sessions and workshop attendance over 2 days.

Date

2021-07-12 - 2021-07-15

Hours

9

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Service to Industry

Activity description

Conference Organising Committee (MetPlant)

Knowledge gained

Held 14 meetings averaging 0.5hrs over 12 months, plus reviewed abstracts 2 hrs. Claimed all hours in one block rather than individual claims on each meeting date.

Date

2021-02-08 - 2021-11-08

Hours

12

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Service to Industry

Activity description

AusIMM Complaints Committee member

Knowledge gained

11 phone meetings and examination of material on complaints.

Date

2021-01-11 - 2021-11-22

Hours

81

Provider

Industry

Category

Service to Industry

Activity description

Board member of BPEQ

Knowledge gained

9 meetings per year, 4 hrs duration, plus 5 hrs pre-reading. Total of 81 hours, but understand category cap will be applied to these hours.

Date

2021-01-04 - 2021-11-22

Hours

10

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Service to Industry

Activity description

Committee Member (name) Branch of the AusIMM

Knowledge gained

10 x 1 hour committee meetings throughout the year to discuss various opportunities for technical sessions, engagement with student chapter representatives, and organise other networking events for the branch and members.

Date

2021-07-05 - 2021-10-04

Hours

4

Provider

Industry

Category

Structured Mentoring

Activity description

Mentored by an external consultant in communication styles and project planning - arranged as an active mentoring agreement over a 3-month period.

Knowledge gained

Four sessions of an hour each - provided learnings on environmental compliance monitoring to meet the local state regulations.

Date

2021-01-04 - 2021-11-22

Hours

4.5

Provider

Industry

Category

Structured Mentoring

Activity description

Structured in-house mentoring programme on reconciliation calculation and reporting.

Knowledge gained

Three x 1.5 hr sessions over one year. Ongoing review of the mentoree's performance also indicatd in additional notes provided by applicant separately.

Date

2021-08-02 - 2021-08-04

Hours

5

Provider

Industry

Category

Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings

Activity description

Attend Diggers and Dealers conference (Kalgoorlie).

Knowledge gained

Attended the Diggers and Dealers conference for the full 3 days. Listened and learned about the state of the mining industry, mostly about WA mining companies. In line with the AusIMM CP guidelines, I am only claiming 25% of the conference time as this is not a technical conference, but there were various key industry learnings on environmental (ESG) challenges and considerations discussed, and new methods used (and researched) to help explore for various commodities under substantial cover.

Date

2021-04-28 - 2021-04-30

Hours

24

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings

Activity description

Attended Life of Mine Conference 2021, Brisbane (Three days at 8hrs/day).

Knowledge gained

Attended the LOM conference and gained more knowledge in areas including Rehabilitaton and closure, strategy optimisation and integrated mine planning, social and community considerations, waste product management, and water management.

Date

2021-02-15 - 2021-02-15

Hours

1

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings

Activity description

Attended NW Qld Tech Session with two presentations: Peter Waters, MWH Global presented Integrating Water Exploration into Mineral Exploration and Matthew Taylor, MICO Concentrator presented Circuit Optimisation of the Kidd Operation Flotation Circuit.

Knowledge gained

Presentation outlined various concepts of water management in mineral exploration projects, and learned more about innovative knowledge sharing and technological advancements in base metal flotation.

Date

2021-02-08 - 2021-11-09

Hours

12

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings

Activity description

Attend New Leaders in Kalgoorlie including presenting panel session on CP and attendance at various technical sessions including the Kalgoorlie Branch technical session Tuesday afternoon.

Knowledge gained

From the two day conference, I gain insight into some emergng technologies, industry relevant case studies, and lots of different advice on considerations on future requirements in the mining industry (like engineering registration, preparing and contributing to Ore Reserves, etc.).

Date

2020-08-17 - 2020-08-17

Hours

2.5

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings

Activity description

Preparation of presentation for Underground Operators conference.

Knowledge gained

Preparation of presentation for Underground Operators conference. This presentation was co-presented and co-preparation (50/50 of a 30 minute presentation), so claiming the 50% pro-rata of the presentation time.

Date

2020-08-03 - 2020-08-03

Hours

3.3

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings

Activity description

AusIMM NWQld Regional Conference.

Knowledge gained

Delivered a presentaton on RiskGate to the AusIMM NWQld Regional Conference. Preparation of slides took approximately 2 days for the 20 minute presentation - however, I have only claimed the 10x weighting for the presentation time only as per CPD Guidelines.

Date

2020-07-06 - 2020-07-09

Hours

21

Provider

Industry

Category

Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings

Activity description

Whittle Consulting. 3 day Technical course on Whittle 4D.

Knowledge gained

3 day Technical course on Whittle 4D pit designs where I also learnt what the key process of pit optimisation (first time I have attended pit optimisation training). Course included some guidance on how to use the software, but was mostly technical considerations and methods for pit optimisation and key evaluation considerations.

Date

2020-05-25 - 2020-05-25

Hours

1.5

Provider

Industry

Category

Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings

Activity description

EA Eminent Speaker Program. Technical Session: Dr Robert Barr – ‘Australia’s Green Electricity Schemes – Costs and Benefits’

Knowledge gained

Presentation explained the future of green energy in Australia, and the current research being undertaken. Questions were asked and discussed about how this strategy may be applied on smaller scales (mine sites) and if these are truly economically viable options.

Date

2020-05-04 - 2020-05-04

Hours

7

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings

Activity description

NW Qld Regional Geology Conference held in Cloncurry (one day of 7 hrs).

Knowledge gained

Presentations from various operations in NW Queensland about updates to the geological understanding of their deposits, and new techniques being used to improve various grade control, mapping, and modelling processes.

Date

2020-03-02 - 2020-03-02

Hours

1

Provider

AusIMM

Category

Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings

Activity description

Attended NW Qld Tech Session: Jack Butler, MICO Technical Services presented ‘Squeezing Ground Prediction and Monitoring in N3500 Orebody’ including showing new tools developed.

Knowledge gained

Had the opportunity to learn more about the mechanics of squeezing ground, methods to combat its occurance (ground support, excavation geometries, etc), and one of the methods being used to better understand future hazard identification throughout the orebody.

Date

2019-06-08 - 2019-06-10

Hours

16

Provider

Industry

Category

Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings

Activity description

EAGCG. Attend EAGCG Workshop presentations on New Technologies and advances in geotechnical software (2 days of 8 hours)

Knowledge gained

Presentations from speakers from mining operations, consulting groups, and suppliers about new technologies, and how to apply them. Learned about drove for scanning, new geotechnical instruments and communication systems in the underground environment, new software and modelling techniques, and new tools being developed to aid in underground mapping

Date

2020-01-06 - 2020-06-29

Hours

100

Provider

University

Category

On the job Skill Enhancement

Activity description

Provided guest lectures at University.

Knowledge gained

Developed a set of 10 x 1 hour lectures and presented to a class over 10 weeks. Was requested to do some guest lectures, this was the first time I had presented on this subject.

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