This micro-credential has been designed for professionals working in the field of tailings management. It is best suited to practicing engineers, geoscientists or individuals with responsibility for planning tailings deposition schedules to ensure operational safety and efficiency of the tailings storage facility. It is the first of three micro-credentials in Tailings Operations and Water Management.
Participants will learn about the importance of developing, documenting and implementing a Tailings Management Plan that caters for short term tailings capacity requirements, while also implementing strategies to cater for life-of-mine requirements. The key role of aspects such as deposition strategies, layer thickness, maintaining freeboard, decant systems and how to incorporate these aspects into a Tailings Management Plan are covered.
Upon successful completion of this micro-credential, you'll receive:
- Two PD Points - stackable for academic credit towards the Graduate Certificate in Tailings Management
- A Certificate of Achievement
- A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
*In order to apply for the Graduate Certificate award you must have a Bachelor of Engineering degree or a degree in a related field and have met UWA’s English language competency requirements. Please refer to the Graduate Certificate in Tailings Management.
- Delivery mode
- Course date
- 3 October to 2 December 2022
- 50 hours (including online learning, personal study time and assessments)
- Academic lead
- Professor Andy Fourie
- $1,100 inc. GST
- Critical information summary
- MINEM521 Tailings Operations [PDF 245KB]
Evaluate the impact of beach slope on storage capacity and freeboard
Analyse the effect of changing layer thickness on achievable in-situ density
Incorporate daily operational practice into a long term management plan
Demonstrate the link between daily operations and geotechnical stability of a tailings storage facility
Applications are open.