Professional Development

We offer premier mining industry courses

Our courses take attendees step-by-step through the technical processes to give them the knowledge and technical skills they need to succeed in the mining industry.

Our courses have been developed, and are presented, by our geology and mining consultants who are actively working in the mining industry. This ensures that the course material is kept current and relevant.

Each Snowden Optiro training-day has an 8 PD hours rating from 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 now 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

All our courses can be delivered to your team either as In-house/Onsite training or as In-house Online training.

For Online training, the attendees can login from home, the office or onsite – all they need is a laptop with microphone and camera, and access to the internet.

The training courses can be customised to suit your specific training requirements, using your data

In-house /Online or Onsite training is a cost-effective way of getting your whole team trained.


Global Reach

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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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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