Professional Development

Ad Hoc Training and Mentoring

Our flexible Ad Hoc Training and Mentoring services are designed to address the immediate and ongoing needs of your individual team members, as well as your team as a whole. To help control your budget, these services are available on either a pay-as-you-go basis or through a convenient pre-payment option. This flexibility ensures that your team members can receive the support they need exactly when they need it, simply by picking up the phone or sending an email to their designated Mentor. Our experienced professionals provide customized training and one-on-one mentoring, keeping your team ahead of industry trends. With competitive hourly rates, you control your training budget while benefiting from high-quality support, quick skill gap resolution, cost-effective solutions, and enhanced team competency.

Practical Training Courses

Our training courses provide practical, step-by-step guidance through technical processes, ensuring your team gains the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the mining industry. Developed and presented by our geology and mining consultants, ensure that the course content is kept current and relevant. Each Snowden Optiro training day is rated with 8 PD hours by both The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG).

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All our public courses are available as hybrid courses – you can attend either in the Classroom or Online.

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In-house / Online Training

Get your whole team trained

We offer versatile professional development training options to suit your needs:

In-house Online Training:  Your team can join from anywhere – home, office, or onsite. All they need is a laptop with a microphone, camera, and internet access.

In-house Onsite Training:  We bring the training to your location, ensuring your team receives the education they need without the hassle of travel.

Customised Courses:  Our training courses can be tailored to meet your specific requirements, utilizing your own data for a more relevant and impactful learning experience.

Cost-effective: Whether online or onsite, our training solutions are designed to be budget-friendly, providing comprehensive education for your entire team without breaking the bank.

Invest in your team’s development with our customised and convenient training options. Get in touch to learn more about how we can help your team achieve their training goals:

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Meet Paul Blackney

“I’m a resource geologist with 40 years of mining and consulting experience.  My expertise areas are resource estimation, technical auditing and training, with commodity experience spanning gold, iron ore, porphyry copper-gold, base metals and mineral sands.  I conduct training in sampling, QAQC and resource estimation utilising the experience gained while working as a consultant to mining and exploration companies for over 30 years.  I enjoy passing on my skills and knowledge to those attending our training courses and mentoring programmes.”


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Snowden Optiro is part of Datamine, we offer a global network of offices that sell, implement and support technology and mining advisory in every mining region of the world. No matter where our customers are located, we have top professionals trained to the highest standards to meet all of your needs.

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