A JORC Code Refresher for Existing and Aspiring Competent Persons


Date(s) - Monday, 29/04/2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

James Cook University


An EGRU Professional Geologist Short Course

A JORC Code Refresher for Existing and Aspiring Competent Persons

Course Leader: Mr Mark Berry, Derisk Geomining



Monday 29 April 2019, afternoon



James Cook University, Townsville Campus

1 x half-day course
The JORC Code sets out the requirements for public reporting of exploration and mining information, however its scope is much broader than this. It sets out standards, recommendations and guidelines to assist geologists, mining engineers and other technical staff to establish sound processes for data collection; quality control and assurance; analysis; interpretation and estimation of Exploration Targets, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves; and reporting of all of these activities. The Checklist of Assessment and Reporting Criteria (Table 1) is a valuable tool for all technical staff contributing to exploration and mining, from new graduates to experienced veterans.

Technical staff signing off on public reports presenting Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves are accepting significant personal responsibility for these reports. This course is designed as a refresher for technical staff who are currently taking Competent Person responsibility for public reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves; or those that may be in a position to do so now or in the near future.

The course will provide an overview of the key elements of the Code and how it is monitored, focusing on the issues most relevant to Competent Person responsibility. Case studies will be used to illustrate good reporting practices.

Mark Berry is a geologist with over 38 years’ experience, spanning exploration, feasibility and development, mine operations, management, research and development, consulting, and professional development.



Registration Fees for the half-day course (AUD inc GST)

EGRU Member $200
AIG Member $250
Non-Member $300

Registration fees include afternoon tea, lunch, and course notes.

Further information and registration at:


For more information

EGRU Enquiries:
Judy Botting
+61 (0) 7 4781 4726

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