Mining For Non-Miners (Oil Sands)

This course provides those from a non-mining background with a comprehensive understanding of the cycle of mining from exploration to processing.

Course Content

Overview of the mining industry

History, significance, key commodities, major mining companies and regional overview.

Geology, exploration, modelling & reporting

Key concepts, terminology, exploration, modelling and resource & reserve reporting

Mine planning & asset management

Why we plan, mine planning stages and activities, maintenance and asset management, the importance of technology in planning.

Surface Mining (Oil Sands)

Why mine from surface, types of surface mines, terminology, the cycle of mining and equipment detail modules (truck & loader).

Material processing

Why we process, processing stages, and equipment.

From the mine to market

How and where we transport material to and key pricing considerations for investment/operations.


Why do closure, closure process and integration with social, environmental, and economic sustainability.

Learning outcomes

  • Gain knowledge of the global mining industry.
  • Understand key mining concepts and decision making processes.
  • Explore the inter-relationships from exploration to product.
  • Appreciate the various methods of extracting and processing material.
  • Increase knowledge of commonly used mining terms.

Who is the course for?

  • Information Technology Professionals
  • Accountants
  • Marketers
  • Human Resource Specialists
  • Legal Professionals
  • Investors
  • Bankers
  • Management Consultants
  • Equipment Manufacturers

Want to learn more?

Contact [email protected] 

Delivery mode

Classroom or Remote


Classroom – One Day
Remote – 8 hours (2 x 4 hour sessions)

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