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.

Mine Closure

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

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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