Mining for Non-Miners – (Online)

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


Course Content

Overview of the mining industry

History, significance, key commodities, major mining companies & optional regional overview.

Geology, exploration, modelling & reporting

Key concepts, terminology, exploration techniques, approach to modelling and resource & reserve definitions.

Mine planning & asset management

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

Surface Mining (Coal & Metals)

Why mine from surface, types of surface mines, terminology, and cycle of mining.

Underground Mining (Coal & Metals)

Why we mine underground, terminology, access, development, production methods, material handling and mine ventilation.

Material processing & extractive metallurgy

Why we process, processing stages, and approaches to extractive metallurgy.

The online Mining for Non-Miners training course is the perfect starting point if you work in, or with, the industry but don’t come from a mining background.

The course explains key mining concepts, processes and terminology in a learning environment that is fun, interactive and engaging. It can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile device.

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
  • Sales Representatives

Delivery mode



Approx. 8 hours of learning with access to the course for a 12 month period.

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