COVID: For health and safety reasons the June and July courses will be presented Online.
Geology and General Training
The Snowden Optiro courses take you step-by-step through the technical processes to give you the knowledge and technical skills you need to succeed in the mining industry.
Professional Development Courses
Essential Excel Skills for Geologists 1-day
Report Writing for Geologists and Engineers 1-day
Sampling Theory and Best Practice 1-day
Getting the most out of QAQC Data 2-days
Successful Sampling and QAQC of Assay Data 2-days
Mining and Sampling Theory for Mine Technicians and Exploration Assistants 1-day
Mine to Mill – Grade Control and Mine Reconciliation 3-days
Reconciliation – getting it right the first time 1-day
Resource Estimation and Evaluation 5-days
Advanced Resource Estimation 5-days
Recoverable Resource 2-days
Introduction to Multivariate Conditional Simulation 4-hours online
Corporate Compliance in Resource and Reserve Reporting for the Australian Market 1-day
Practical Variography using Supervisor 1-day
Supervisor Fundamentals 1-day
Geology for Non-Geologists 1-day
Mining for Non-Miners 1-day
Mining and Geology for Non-Miners 1-day
Understanding Mineral Processing for Non-Metallurgists 1-day
Economic Evaluation of Mineral Deposits 2 x 3-hour online sessions
Productivity and Business Improvement 2 x 3-hour online sessions
Decision Analysis for Mining Investments 2 x 3-hour online sessions
Geostatistics in Coal Estimation, Classification and Reporting 2 x 3-hour online sessions
Long Term Mine Planning 4 x 3-hour online sessions
Applicaciones del modelo de variograma 3 x 2-hour online sessions
Optimizacion de Parametros de Estimacion 3 x 2-hour online sessions
Introduccion a la Simulacion Conditional 3 x 2-hour online sessions
Each training day has an 8 PD Hours rating
Please scroll down to view Training Calendar
Please check you know the course date before filling in the registration form.
In-house / Online Training
All our courses can be delivered to your team either as In-house/Onsite training (travel restrictions permitting) or as In-house Online training.
For Online training, the attendees can login from home, the office or onsite. All an attendee needs 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. Please contact Shannon Alliss, Client Relationship Manager, for a quote. Email:
COVID travel restrictions
To accommodate those of you who are subject to travel restrictions, all our public courses are now available as hybrid courses. You can either attend in the classroom in Perth or Online. The course starting times are 09:00 Perth AWST.
PLEASE NOTE: If Western Australia goes into lockdown, the Classroom courses will immediately go Online.
Certificate of Assessment
Optional: If you would like to receive a Certificate of Assessment for the course you have attended, you have the option to write an open-book exam in your own time. The exams are marked by the course presenter and moderator and graded with a Pass, Merit, Distinction or High Distinction. This certificate will form a valuable part of your professional development plan and CV. This is an additional cost of only $350 +GST and can be purchased when you register on a course or can be purchased at a later date.