Introduction to Mining
Introduction to Mining
19 Oct 2023
R 8850.00

Brief Description
The Introduction to Mining short course will provide you with fundamental knowledge and insights into mining operations and processes. Aimed at professionals who do not necessarily have a mining engineering degree or diploma, you can acquire a better understanding of mining even if you already work on a mine, work for a mine supplier or own shares in mines. The course focuses on various topics and you will be exposed to touch points of mining engineering, including hard rock mining, ventilation, rock mechanics and geology, mine planning, open-pit and underground mining methods, logistics and marketing, as well as environmental management.
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing the course, you will be able to
  • demonstrate a greater understanding of the operational practices that are pivotal to the mining industry
  • interpret essential terminology and feel more comfortable interacting with core mining staff
  • appreciate the significance of the mining industry
  • understand the principles of mine design, planning and optimisation
  • describe the use of open-pit and underground mining methods and equipment
  • describe the impact of rehabilitation and environmental considerations, and
  • understand the role of processing.
Course Content
Module 1: Geology and Mine Design Approach
Module 2: Surface Mining
Module 3: Underground Mining
Module 4: Process to Customer
Module 5: Mineral and Mining Economics
Module 6: Risk management
Entry Requirements
Prospective delegates should at least have a National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or equivalent qualification and/or relevant work experience.
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Engineering and Technology Management
Who Should attend:
This course is ideal for you if you are employed as a non-technical mining professional, mine accountants or administration manager, HR manager, mining marketer and PRO. You will also benefit greatly from this course if you are involved in supply chain and logistics around mining activities, or appointed as a non-mining engineer working on or for a mine. Recruitment agencies specialising in mining operations and sales people working for mine suppliers are also encouraged to enrol.
Delivery Mode:
Contact Sessions
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