Edumine — Canada

Exploration, Geology, Mining, Metallurgy, Environment, Tailings, Water, Leadership, Maintenance, Finance, Social LicenseProfessional

31874
Vancouver – Canada
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Professional 





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COVERED DISCIPLINES / SKILLS IN THIS PROGRAM

Business Management Area

1.1 Mining in a global environment
   1.1.1 Analyses the market to predict future demand/supply trends
   1.1.2 Understands mine ecomics and the minerals market and their influence on mining systems
   1.1.3 Understands the impacts of commodity price fluctuations
   1.1.4 Facilitates the implementation of environmental, engineering, mining and social best practices
   1.1.5 Understands and applies the 'license to operate' philosophy
1.2 Production analysis and mine optimisation
   1.2.1 Completes first-principles cost modelling
   1.2.3 Conducts simple financial analyses for optimisation projects
   1.2.4 Undertakes accurate and reliable cost benefit analyses
   1.2.5 Understands the basic KPI's used in mining (e.g. $ /oz etc.)
1.3 Organisational structures
   1.3.1 Understands the organisational, hierarchy and information flows for typical mining businesses and operations
1.4 Financial operations and production costs
   1.4.1 Understands business development principles applicable to the mining industry
   1.4.2 Interrogates and interprets financial statements
   1.4.3 Uses financial models and Analyses financial data. Forecasts cash flows
   1.4.4 Identifies the significant cost areas related to the operation
1.5 Managing mining operations – Monitoring and compliance
   1.5.1 Reviews planned operations
   1.5.2 Oversees the implementation of plans and risk management
1.6 Management
   1.6.2 Manages change and risk, adapts to new situations
   1.6.3 Manages projects, organisations and teams. Leadership
   1.6.4 Prepare and manages budgets and assets. Allocate resources
   1.6.5 Manages contracts, contractors and consultants
1.7 Risk management
   1.7.1 Develops and implements risk management strategies and plans
   1.7.2 Monitors and reviews the effectiveness of risk management strategies and plans

Business Geomechanics and Technical Mine Area

3.1 Modelling, analysis and design
   3.1.1 Reviews engineering geology and geotechnical data (including Identifies hazards and modes of failure
   3.1.2 Designs testing programmes for geotechnical studies. Undertake geotechnical testing
   3.1.3 Conducts rock mass and soil classifications
   3.1.4 Understands rock and soil characteristics and identifies failure indications, fundamentals of rock mechanics
   3.1.5 Conducts mine geotechnical mapping
   3.1.6 Incorporates geology and geomechanic information when selecting mining methods
   3.1.7 Provides input on geotechnical issues that influence drill and blast designs
   3.1.8 Designs ground support and stope stability plans (e.g. underground, coal, hard rock)
3.2 Implementing designs and plans
   3.2.2 Assesses risk and implements controls and associated monitoring
3.3 Integrated mine design
   3.3.1 Recommends methods, equipment and processes
   3.3.2 Develops initial design
   3.3.4 Monitors implementation of mine design
3.4 Mine rehabilitation and closure
   3.4.1 Establishes project and evaluate plans
   3.4.2 Develops mine rehabilitation and closure plans
   3.4.3 Manages rehabilitation including monitoring and reporting processes
3.6 Drilling, blasting and rock cutting explosives
   3.6.2 Designs drill and blast patterns (e.g. spacing, burden, charge, fragmentation)
   3.6.3 Controls fragmentation size by blasting
   3.6.4 Understands and applies knowledge and experience of production drilling operations and equipment
   3.6.5 Determines the most suitable drill and blast techniques to achieve desired outcomes
   3.6.7 Identifies hazards, assesses risk and implements suitable controls

Mining Equipment and Systems Area

5.1 General Mining equipment and systems
   5.1.1 Uses key factors to select suitable mining machines (e.g. operational characteristics, costs, productivity, and performance)
   5.1.2 Uses maintenance tactics to plan maintenance schedules
   5.1.3 Evaluates the performance of mining equipment and machines, including to inform scheduling. Monitors equipment delays
5.3 Loading systems
   5.3.1 Understands the characteristics of loading equipment and operations
5.4 Haulage systems
   5.4.1 Designs roads and haul roads with correct cambers, drainage, traffic consideration etc.
   5.4.2 Prepares haulage and trucking plans

Mineral Production and Processing Area

7.1 Feed systems and planning
   7.1.1 Understands mineral processing route and feed grade/quality controls
7.2 Grade control
   7.2.1 Applies the quality blending and sampling logic of a site. Understands the implications of marginal stockpiles
7.3 Comminution and sizing
   7.3.1 Recognises the characteristics of different comminution and sizing equipment and their limitations
7.4 Concentrator processes
   7.4.1 Understands and applies knowledge of process steps, applications and limitations
7.5 Further treatment
   7.5.1 Understands and interprets details of sales contracts (e.g. custom smelter requirements)
   7.5.2 Application of thermal, mechanical, chemical processes to optimize material properties
   7.5.4 Design, operation and maintenance of processing and treatment plants for minerals, industrial rocks, dimensional stone and waste material
   7.5.5 Design, operation and maintenance of metallurgical plants

Social Performance Area

9.1 Acquiring and using social data and baseline information
   9.1.1 Capacity to understand and apply anthropological, ethgraphic and archaeological knowledge
   9.1.2 Manage and apply concepts as a human right and gender equality
9.3 Engagement with Indigenous peoples
   9.3.1 Identify potential conflicts related to the use of land and water by the project
   9.3.2 Understanding and applying principles of Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC)
9.6 Community engagement
   9.6.1 Understand and practice dialogue skills in engaging with communities

Geology Exploration Resources and Reserves Area

2.1 General Geology / Geography
   2.1.1 Understands the basic principles of geology, deposit formation, geological controls and structures
   2.1.2 Reviews and interprets geological maps
   2.1.3 Understand and apply fundamentals of stratigraphy, sedimentology, geomorphology and structural geology, relationship to subsurface geology
   2.1.4 Identify basic rock-forming minerals and rocks in the field, in hand sample and in thin section, including ecomic minerals
   2.1.6 Recognize different tectonic environments
   2.1.7 Recognize different types of natural hazards and zonation
   2.1.8 Analytical chemistry with regards to various geological sampling techniques and how to apply these concepts to real world problem aired by others
   2.1.9 Geographic resource interpretation skills
2.2 Applied Geology
   2.2.1 Collect, store and analyse data using adequate field and laboratory techniques. Demonstrate basic field and laboratory safety techniques
   2.2.2 Process, prepare and interpretation and presentation of data using quantitative and qualitative techniques, as well as the adequate software
   2.2.3 Elaboration and interpretation, topographic, geological and thematic and engineering maps
   2.2.4 Recognize different ore deposits models
2.3 Exploration and sampling
   2.3.1 Design, plans and manages sampling programmes (e.g. grade control, processing)
   2.3.2 Interprets and understand drilling and core logging
   2.3.3 Understand drillings methods for mining exploration
2.4 Mineral deposit modelling
   2.4.1 Creates block models and estimates resources. Interrogates resource models to generate inputs for mine planning
   2.4.2 Estimates yield/cut-off grade for resources
   2.4.3 Demonstrates a knowledge of the JORC Code and other standards for resource classification requirements for reporting resources
   2.4.4 Estimates reserves from a mining model (and interpretation)
   2.4.5 Demonstrates an understanding of grade reconciliation, ore dilution and ore loss
2.5 Mine feasibility studies
   2.5.1 Prepares the required inputs for an ecomic evaluation of a mine (e.g. personnel, equipment etc.)
   2.5.2 Provides input into feasibility studies
   2.5.4 Conducts sensitivity analyses recognising the geological, technical, financial, social and political uncertainties in mining operations

Mining Methods Area

4.1 General mining methods
   4.1.1 General knowledge of mining methods and operations
   4.1.2 Comprehends 3D mine plans
   4.1.3 Understands the importance of cycle time and its impact on mine productivity
   4.1.4 Understands how the planning, geology and mine operations teams work together
4.2 Surface mining methods
   4.2.1 Understands the design methods and standards used in pit, ramp and dump design
   4.2.2 Calculates basic pit/dump designs and overall pit wall angles for given design parameters
   4.2.3 Designs truck and shovel excavations
   4.2.5 Optimises open pit design (e.g. Whittle)
4.3 Underground mining methods
   4.3.1 Selects a mine stoping and method system for a generic ore body
4.5 Reclamation
   4.5.1 Demonstrates a detailed knowledge of the reclamation process. Designs tailings disposal facilities
   4.5.2 Management of residues and effluents: collect, store and reuse

Mining Services Area

6.1 General services and planning
   6.1.1 Measurements, site planning, management and follow-up of engineering projects
6.2 Dewatering and Mine drainage and storage systems
   6.2.1 Designs dewatering systems for open pit and underground mines: inflow risks and aquifer interferences
6.3 Water treatment
   6.3.1 Calculates the water balance for a site, including tailings dams
   6.3.2 Undertakes surveys and monitoring of water quality
   6.3.3 Designs water treatment systems to achieve discharge requirements
6.4 Ventilation
   6.4.1 Understands and applies the key principles to mitigate air pollution and toxic gas concentrations in underground mining
   6.4.3 Designs efficient ventilation systems for underground mine designs
6.7 Surveying
   6.7.1 Undertakes basic mine surveys
   6.7.2 Interprets survey data, plans, maps and photos
   6.7.3 Manages surveying operations

Generic, Health and Social Task Area

8.1 Environment
   8.1.1 knowledge and management of environmental impact assessment studies
8.3 Communication
   8.3.1 Communication in native language
   8.3.2 Community relations
   8.3.5 Know and describes Social Geology and Geopolitics
   8.3.6 Listens and communicates effectively. Chairs meetings. Prepares documents and reports
   8.3.7 Promotes company, industry and profession
8.4 Creative thinking, problem solving and research
   8.4.1 Identifies, scopes and solves problems
   8.4.2 Uses conceptual, critical, strategic and systems thinking skills
8.5 Sustainability
   8.5.1 Engages with stakeholders. Recognises corporate social responsibility
   8.5.2 Know and apply principles of sustainable development
8.7 Working with people
   8.7.1 Works effectively in interdisciplinary and international teams
   8.7.2 Recognises diversity and multiculturalism (knowledge of other cultures and customs
   8.7.3 Identify objectives and individual and collective responsibilities and act correctly in such roles
   8.7.4 Ethics. Transmit credibility and integrity
   8.7.5 Coaching and leading teams