There are many industry training courses on offer - Jacqui's courses are, however, very different:

Firstly, all Jacqui's training and development programs are grounded in effective competency development principles that make a constructive difference in both an immediate and longer term.  Her courses are designed to go beyond the theory, processes and tools to build enhanced reasoning, understanding and pragmatic application. 

Secondly, Jacqui's programs are dynamically structured around the attendees' current capability, context and interests.  Instead of a single-way PowerPoint regurgitated monologue, Jacqui's approach is to respond immediately to the interests, needs and capability level of the group.  In-house course allow further tailoring of activities to in-house data, geology and tools (Datamine, Vulcan, Surpac, Micromine, Isatis, SGems...). 

Thirdly, the course notes are high quality publications.  Every attendee receives a copy of either "The Art and Science of Resource Estimation" or the soon to be released "I'D like to be OK with MIK".

Finally, Jacqui offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  Jacqui is passionate about developing capability in others so if you attend and are genuinely not satisfied, she'll give you your money back.   

Public courses on offer in 2015 include: 

    1. The Art and Science of Resource Estimation: a 3 day introductory level course aimed at geologists starting off in resource estimation
    2. I'D like to be OK with MIK: a 3 day course for practicing resource estimators to gain broader exposure to the concepts, assumptions and assessments to make at key milestones, as well as gain exposure to more advanced concepts
    3. Competent Public Reporting: a 3 day course for practitioners who support Competent Person sign-offs, are preparing to sign off as Competent Persons or are currently signing off as Competent Persons for public reporting on any exchange.

The level of complexity addressed in the three couses are detailed in the table below:

Course

Topic

The Art and Science of Resource Estimation

(level 1)

I'D like to be OK with MIK

(level 2)

Competent Public Reporting

(level 3)

Sampling and QAQC

ü

 -  -

The link between geology and domaining

ü

 -  -

The business of resource estimation

introductory level

advanced level

overview

Data analysis and variography

introductory level

advanced level

 -

Grade control estimation and reconciliation

introductory level

advanced level

overview

Recoverable estimation

 -

ü

overview

Drill planning optimisation strategies

 -

ü

 -

Classification and public reporting

intro

intro+

advanced level

Risk analysis

 -

ü

ü

JORC Code Table 1 Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4

 -

intro

emphasis

Competent Persons preparation

 -

emphasis

(see the end of the page for more details on each topic)

Course Dates for 2015 are:

February 17th to 19th

The Art and Science of Resource Estimation

Perth, WA

March 17th to 19th

I’D Like to be OK with MIK

Perth, WA

April 21st to 23rd

Competent Public Reporting

Perth, WA

May 19th to 21st

The Art and Science of Resource Estimation

Perth, WA

June 21st to 23rd

I’D Like to be OK with MIK

Perth, WA

August 18th to 20th

Competent Public Reporting

Perth, WA

September 22nd to 24th

The Art and Science of Resource Estimation

Perth, WA

October 20th to 22nd

I’D Like to be OK with MIK

Perth, WA

November 17th to 19th

Competent Public Reporting

Perth, WA

 

Cost: The cost to attend each 3-Day course is Au$2,500, excluding GST.  This cost includes: course attendance; course notes; lunch, and morning and afternoon tea - and lots of really valuable learning!

An Early Bird discount of 30% applies if you register before 31st December 2014.

 

Registration: Please complete this registration form for each participant and make payment accordingly.

Courses, workshops and training programs can be arranged in-house (phone Jacqui on +61 43 902 9025).  

Course Topics include:

  • Sampling and QAQC.  The focus here is on understanding the pragmatic concepts in Sampling Theory and the statistical rationale in QAQC, and what this means for the practice of sampling and QAQC.
  • The link between geology and domaining.  Recognising and understanding the geological context is a central philosophy in Jacqui's programs.  Geology is a critical basis for forming an understanding of context and cannot be relegated to an afterthought.  Jacqui explains how to link geology into sampling, QAQC, resource estimation, grade control and classification. 
  • The business of resource estimation.  The software tools (and scripts or macros) are available to all.  In this component of training and mentoring, Jacqui helps participants to reason and think about the process and the context of their method and parameter choices.  This helps ensure participants make informed decisions within the context of the data, the geology and the tools.
  • Data analysis and variography.  These concepts and their practical implementation and understanding are the backbone to resource estimation.  Courses can be tailored to emphasise specific components of the value chain.  Data analysis and variography are popular options.
  • Grade control estimation and reconciliation.  The same tools can be used for both grade control and resource estimation.  The imperatives, however, are unique.  Jacqui provides insights into these differences as well as some background into a range approaches, from inverse distance to conditional simulation approaches.  These concepts follow through to reconciliation and the mine value chain thinking that is necessary to understand and add value to the process and operation. 
  • Recoverable estimation.  Understanding the what, how and why of both global and local recoverable estimation techniques such as MIK, Uniform Conditioning (UC) and Localised Uniform Conditioning (LUC) techniques, including the underlying assumptions and how to test for these, and the implications of the various approaches for mine planning.
  • Drill planning optimisation strategies. Planning programs that leverage off both geological and geostatistical patterns using a range of tools and concepts.
  • Classification and public reporting.  Public reporting frameworks across the globe can be included in the training programs, including the ASX, TSE, JSE, LSE, HKEx and SGX.  Reporting codes discussed include the JORC Code, SAMREC, PERC and NI43-101.  Processes, expectations and requirements are discussed as well as the competency requirements.  This is supplemented by guidance for professional development to meet industry and market competency expectations.
  • Risk analysis.  Jacqui provides insight into statistical reasoning concepts and tools that underpin risk analysis.  These tools include Monte Carlo type assessments, conditional simulation tools and Hazard/Risk matrices. 
  • JORC Code Table 1 Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4.  The focus here is to understand each component of Table 1 and to assess for overall project and corporate materiality. 
  • Competent Persons preparation.  Advanced concepts, ideas and approaches to handling project reviews, technical audits, due diligence and fatal flaw analyses and the associated tools, approaches and assessments to develop strong foundations for broader contribution as a mining professional.  Discussions on assessments of materiality and transparent technical communication to boards and investors, disclosure obligations and regulation, integrating with scoping and feasibility studies, and participation in constructive delivery for project management.