Mining for Non-Miners (Coal and Metals) - Remote - Africa

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

Course delivered from Johannesburg, times are South African Standard Time (SAST).

Please note – this course offering is taking registrations of interest at this time. Dates will be confirmed when a minimum number of registrations have been received.


Please complete form below to register, seats are limited.

All courses require a minimum number of participants to proceed.

Overview of the mining industry

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

Geology, exploration, modelling, resource & reserve reporting

Key concepts, terminology, exploration, modelling, Resource & Reserve reporting.

Mine planning & asset management

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

Surface mining (Coal)

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

Underground mining (Coal)

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

Material processing

Why we process, processing stages, extractive metallurgy, steel production, and electricity generation.


How we transport material and key considerations.


Commodity pricing, and impact of price on projects/operations.


Overview of sustainability, sustainable strategy, and key social, environmental, and economic sustainability

  • 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

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