12 Hour Masterclass in Mining | Terrapinn Training
12 hour Masterclass



The 12 Hour Masterclass in Mining is an introductory-level online training course, designed for those seeking business advantage. If you're new to the mining industry, provide a service to the industry or just need a refresher on the fundamentals of mining, this short online course could be just what you need.

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expand your knowledge

Gain a thorough understanding of the mining industry

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get the latest insight

Master the financial side of mining and learn how to justify exploration expenditure

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develop new skills

Look at issues of corporate social responsibility and changes in the industry


The 12 Hour Masterclass delivers courses online through video, quizzes and exercises. And you can pause, rewind or fast-forward at your leisure. The course can be completed within 12 hours, but you'll have 90 days within which to complete your training, so you can take the course at your own pace, from your own desk.


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In just 12 hours you will:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the mining industry
  • Understand the mining value chain
  • Master financial modelling for mining
  • Reinforce key learning skills with online quizzes and assignments

Meet your instructor

Willem Smuts teaching Mining for Terrapinn Training

Willem Smuts is a geologist with a Masters degree in sedimentology from the University of Port Elizabeth (1987) and a Ph.D. from Pretoria University (1998). He is a registered professional earth scientist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions and has authored and co-authored over 79 scientific and technical papers.

Dr. Willem Jacobus Smuts has 27-years of technical and management experience in the fields of research, exploration, mining and consulting across Africa. Willem started his career at the Geological Survey of South Africa in the Fossil Fuels Division (Assistant Director).

Organisations that will benefit:

  • Energy and Water Companies
  • Banks and Lawyers
  • Engineering Firms and Consultancies
  • Mining Companies
  • Equipment and Service Providers
  • Investors
  • Government and Regulators

Who will attend:

  • Engineer
  • C-Level Executives: CEO, CFO, COO
  • Business Development and Sales
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Investor Relations
  • Strategic Planning Procurement and Sourcing Analysts
  • Human Resources
  • Operations
  • Finance

Course Agenda

  • Introduction to Mining
  • Economics of Mining
  • How industry changes affect business
  • Explorations
  • Mining Underground
  • Justifying Exploration Expenditure
  • Drilling
  • Mining Value Chain
  • Financial Modelling
  • Geology and Exploration
  • Geo-technical Issues
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

For further information please call: +44 (0)207 092 1045

  • “The depth and knowledge of my trainer was extremely impressive. In 3 days I have had, without a doubt, a masterclass on the industry. Truly world class.”

    - Gordon Dowall Potter, Past Delegate

  • “Well worth 3 days of study!”

    - Syed Hamza, Past Delegate

  • “The training was excellent! I give it a 10 and will get my trainer's support for my next challenges.”

    - Head of Partnerships & Customer Loyalty at Avis Budget, Past Delegate

  • “Extremely constructive course with a very good dynamic and passionate trainer.”

    - Managing Director at BNP Paribas, Past Delegate

  • “Impressive and cooperative trainer who wanted to make sure the delegates understood.”

    - Budgeting, Planning & Reporting Manager, Past Delegate


We can come to you too! If you have a team of six or more, why not hold a private course? Our experts come to you and the course is tailored to your requirements.

Call +44 (0)20 7092 1045 (United Kingdom)
or +65 6322 2333 (Asia Pacific)
for more details


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