To express interest for a future course, please email
Facilitators:  Cathy Evans, Lizette Verster
Cost: $2400 (exclusive of GST)
Days: 2, (delivered online over 2 weeks, via a combination of flexible self-paced delivery and scheduled live sessions)

Overview:  Representative sampling of particulate materials is an essential activity that occurs across various stages of the mine value chain and is crucial for decision making during process design, plant operation and process performance diagnosis. If done incorrectly, the results obtained from ‘bad’ sampling can have significant cost implications for mining operations. 

In this introduction to metallurgical sampling our experienced industry practitioners will guide you through presentations and practical examples that will provide you with the knowledge necessary to develop sampling protocols in line with best-practice sampling for your mineral processing operations as well as to recognise sampling problems and identify ways to address these issues. To accomplish this, the fundamental concepts underpinning the design of appropriate sampling protocols will be reviewed along with some practical exercises to cement the ideas presented.

The course is equivalent to a 2 day workshop and is delivered in a flexible online format, combining self-paced learning over a 2 week period via recorded presentations and scheduled interactive sessions via Zoom.

About Geology, mining and metallurgy courses

The Sustainable Minerals Institute's Production Centres (JKMRC and BRC) team, offers a range of professional development options to build industry capacity. 

These courses are being offered to address key and ongoing development needs identified through our collaborative research.  In addition to these open courses, we are always amenable to the development of tailor-made in-house courses for our industry partners.

These short courses are designed  to give attendees the opportunity to undertake professional development in a modular and intensive format which fits more easily with the demands of a modern industry professional.  They also provide an opportunity for interaction with like-minded practitioners from other organisations. 

Registration for courses is done through an online payment form.

Mastercard, Visa and American Express is accepted, as well as the option to create a Proforma Invoice that can be paid via BPAY or EFT.



The University of Queensland's
Experimental mine site at Indooroopilly
40 Isles Rd, Indooroopilly QLD 4068