AIG’s Industry Training Endorsement Initiative

AIG has implemented an initiative to endorse training and other forms of continued professional development offered to Australian geoscientists by companies and educational institutions.

Under this initiative, groups seeking endorsement of their training and CPD offerings are required to provide AIG with full details of the course outline and content, and collect structured feedback from all attendees which is also made available to AIG and used to assess the ongoing endorsement of the course.  AIG members are also offered  discounted registration.  Endorsement submissions are rigorously assessed by AIG’s Education sub-committee.

In return, continued professional development providers are entitled to use AIG’s continued professional development logo in promoting their endorsed offerings.

The initiative aims to help promote high quality continued professional development products and services and improve their accessibility by AIG members.

AIG congratulates Reflex on being the first group to have achieved endorsement of their continued professional development courses under the programme.

More information regarding the programme is available from AIG’s Councillor responsible for Education and former President of the Institute, Kaylene Camuti.

Recognition of REFLEX expertise and quality with industry endorsement




REFLEX announced this week the endorsement of REFLEX’s ioGAS and Applied Geochemistry training courses by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG).  The endorsement is the first under a new AIG initiative of recognising providers of continued professional development opportunities for geoscientists, willing to submit their courses for review by the Institute.

The endorsement by AIG is an important acknowledgment of the high level of expertise and knowledge of the REFLEX Geochemistry team. Participation in the AIG endorsed training courses may contribute to meeting the Continued Professional Development (CPD) requirements of professional institutes.

REFLEX supports the ongoing education of geoscientists and professionals within the minerals industry. The REFLEX Geochemistry team is strategically located in the Company’s global network of offices, providing access to training for industry personnel by experienced professionals, worldwide.


REFLEX is the leader in innovative instrumentation and technology solutions for data acquisition, management and analysis within the global minerals industry.  REFLEX’s technologies are acknowledged for their reliability, ease of use and accuracy. Complementing these advanced technologies is REFLEX’s unrivalled expertise in the analysis and interpretation of geoscientific data.  For more information, please go to:

Data Collection and Analysis – Core Logging to 3D Modelling – 10 day course

Presented by AusIMM Geoscience Society and AIG
April 20th to May 1st 2015

The AusIMM Geoscience Society and AIG have concerns that with the sustained downturn many recent graduates in geoscience who are not able to find work will give up on the industry and seek work in other sectors.

A pilot program is being developed to directly assist graduate geoscientist members who have not found work or had any relevant industry experience. The concept is to develop and deliver a 2 week training course to assist their skills development and provide experience and understanding of data collection and management, interpretation and modelling.

Support has been obtained by the Geological Survey of Queensland to gain access to their Brisbane Core Library in Zillmere at no cost to undertake a 5 day logging exercise on core at the facility followed by another 5 days of data management and 3D modelling.

It is intended to source local experienced geoscientists to assist with this training and open it at no / nominal cost to unemployed graduate / student AusIMM and AIG members.

The course brochure is available here: Core Skills Flyer.

More information regarding the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines Exploration Data Centre is available here.

Exploration Skills for Graduate Geoscientists

The five day exploration skills course for graduate geoscientists planned for Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 19-23 January 2015, organised by the AusIMM Geoscience Society and Digirock and supported by AIG, has been postponed until later in 2015.

The course brochure which provides course content and structure information is available here.  Watch the web site for information regarding rescheduling of this valuable course.

Magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE Workshop


16 CPD HoursMagmatic Ni-Cu-PGE Deposits: a two day workshop to be presented by Dr Michael Lesher, Dr Steve Barnes and Dr James Mungall in Perth W.A., arranged by Geoscientists Symposia, CSIRO and AIG.

Perth WA, 26-27 March 2015

CSIRO Auditorium, Australian Resources Research Centre (ARRC),
26 Dick Perry Avenue
Kensington WA

8:30 am to 5:30 pm daily.

The course will present:

  • an overview of the tectonic, geological, volcanological and petrochemical settings associated with these deposits;
  • review of critical theoretical constraints including mantle melting, metal partitioning and mass balance;
  • physical processes and fluid dynamics;
  • tenor and mineralogy of disseminated ores;
  • case studies of well-characterised systems.

The workshop will be of interest to graduate students and exploration geologists who want an update on this deposit class and exposure to some of the detailed work that has been done on these deposits globally.

The workshop circular provides further information, including profiles of the presenters and registration information.  Bookmark this page for further information regarding this event as it becomes available.