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JORC Competent Person – A baseline review in a global context

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The Baseline Review of JORC Competent Person matters, commissioned by the Joint AIG/AusIMM Competent Person Taskforce, is now complete and available for public distribution.

The objective of commissioning the Baseline Review was to create a well-researched and complete document that contains all relevant information relating to the current requirements for Competent Persons, as well as the history and standards of Competent Person accreditation in relevant countries.  Its purpose is to inform key stakeholders and our initiatives to address matters of Competence and Competent Person requirements and responsibility as part of the current JORC Code review.

This study represents a single-source reference document for the current state of the subject and has been a significant undertaking to produce. Our sincere thanks are extended to the numerous contributors to this process.

It is expected this Baseline Review document will be recognised and utilised as an important resource to help inform all stakeholders, in particular current Competent Persons and our Institutes’ members, as to the background on the issues of Competence and Competent Persons in relation to Public Reporting both under the JORC Code and other reporting codes globally.

We encourage all interested persons to read this document and an extensive Executive Summary is provided for an overview of the content.  You can download a copy of the Baseline Review document here.

Work is ongoing within the Joint Taskforce to develop the future framework for Competent Person verification and oversight and this Baseline Review study now underpins that activity in conjunction with prior member consultation forums.

Nicole Brook (AusIMM) – Chair, Joint AIG/AusIMM Competent Person Taskforce

Dale Sims (AIG) – Deputy Chair

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