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Professional Development (PD) Logbook

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Professional Development (PD) Logbook

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Chartered Professional accreditation

Chartered Professionals (CP) are highly regarded in the industry for their dedication, expertise and commitment to high standards of conduct.
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Your logbook Add PD hours
299.5 PD hours last 12 months
562.3 PD hours last 24 months
1073.30 PD hours last 36 months

Example breakdown of PD categories

CPs are encouraged to accumulate the required professional development (PD) hours over a broad range of categories to provide a diverse range of learning. This logbook example (below) provides current and prospective CPs with information on how to correctly log entries and what the assessors are seeking. For more information on the various categories of professional development, please review the CP Regulations.
561 PD hours
Formal education
226 PD hours
External and internal short courses
194.3 PD hours
Technical conferences and learned society meetings
110 PD hours
Publications
103 PD hours
On-the-job skill enhancement
30 PD hours
Private reading of learned publications
8.5 PD hours
Structured mentoring
124 PD hours
Service to industry
10 PD hours
Peer reviewing
6 PD hours
Other activities

Example PD entries

Date
2021-10-01 - 2021-12-30
Hours
40
Provider
AusIMM
Category
External and Internal Short Courses
Activity description
JORC Code Reporting - professional certificate
Knowledge gained
Developed an improved understanding of the JORC Code, including recognising obligations and liabilities, demonstrating its correct applications across different commodities and mining styles, and appropriately applying the Code to the reporting environment under the ASX and ASIC.
Date
2021-08-03 - 2021-08-07
Hours
110
Provider
Other
Category
External and Internal Short Courses
Activity description
AICD Company Director's course:
Knowledge gained
5 days of 7 hours/day plus major assignment 25 hours and exam preparation of 50 hours, >30 hours pre-reading, less ~30 hour allowance for excessive detail in assignment and exam preparation (chasing a high mark beyond actual learning). This course provided me the tools and understanding of how to better operate as a company director as i move in the CP Management discipline.
Date
2021-05-01 - 2021-05-06
Hours
76
Provider
University
Category
External and Internal Short Courses
Activity description
UQ: SMI MISHC Minerals Industry Risk Management MISC G3 Course:
Knowledge gained
4 days of 7 hours of contact, >20 hours reading, 4 hours of assignments each night for 4 nights, 12 hour major assignment post course. This course provided me the practical and effective risk management training for working in the resources sector and equipped me with the knowledge and skills to better identify hazards and make effective decisions about risk.
Date
2021-02-03 - 2021-11-30
Hours
150
Provider
University
Category
Formal Education
Activity description
UWA. PhD study on Mining Engineering (Ventiliation).
Knowledge gained
Logged hours total 150 of research on various testing practices and theories to develop an improved standard for ventilation designs and in-field verification/monitoring. The log of hours and papers reviewed is available upon request.
Date
2020-02-01 - 2020-05-01
Hours
145
Provider
University
Category
Formal Education
Activity description
University of Melbourne. MSc degree course (GEOL90005 - Hydrogeology/Environmental Geochemistry)
Knowledge gained
6 weeks of coursework (2 x 1 hr lectures per week), 1 x 1hr tutorial per week = (2+1) x 6 = 18. Plus reading text books (2 hr/week), preparation for tutorials (2hr/week), 4 assignments per semester (10 hours each) and final exam (3 hours). Throughout the course, I learned new techniques and methods for undertaking hydrogeological assessments in various environments, and the importance of sample collection for water quality testing and sample storage. I also learned about introductory techniques of assessing the water quality analysis data.
Date
2020-02-01 - 2020-06-01
Hours
176
Provider
University
Category
Formal Education
Activity description
Deakin University. MBA (Unit MBA706 - Leading people in organisations) by correspondence.
Knowledge gained
Have logged 11hrs per week average including study of notes, reading text books and included articles, major assignment and preparation for 3 hr exam, 16 week semester which is 11 x 16 = 176 hours. Through this course I have developed new methods to be able to apply in my management role for the company i work for where i have a total of 24 direct reports. Being able to better understand various methods to engage with different personalities and technical/cultural backgrounds has made me a better leader, and has improved the overall productivity of our services group.
Date
2020-01-01 - 2020-01-06
Hours
90
Provider
University
Category
Formal Education
Activity description
Curtin University (WASM). Mineral Economics MSc intensive unit (Unit # #).
Knowledge gained
Learnt about various aspects of mineral economics and applications to the minerals industry. I have maintained a log of hours for pre-reading, assignments, contact hours and exam preparation which totaled 90 hours (log available for inspection upon request).
Date
2022-08-09 - 2022-08-09
Hours
5
Provider
Industry
Category
On the job Skill Enhancement
Activity description
Attended Olympic Dam mine site for processing plant visit and understandings.
Knowledge gained
Attended Olympic Dam mine site for eight hours to learn about their various processing plant streams. Spent five hours of technical presentations and plant visit.
Date
2022-03-22 - 2022-03-24
Hours
21
Provider
Industry
Category
On the job Skill Enhancement
Activity description
Deswik training course to use new software, 3 day course of 7 hrs per day.
Knowledge gained
Throughout the 3-day course, I learned many new techniques to help improve my abilities to complete mine designs, report mining schedules, and integrate the mineral resource block model into a more complete mining model.
Date
2022-01-04 - 2022-05-31
Hours
15
Provider
University
Category
On the job Skill Enhancement
Activity description
Provided guest lectures at University.
Knowledge gained
Refreshed a set of 10 x 1 hr lectures and presented to 4 classes which took about 1.5 days (15 hours). Was requested to do some guest lectures, and up-dated previous lectures generated three years ago, presented to multiple classes. Only claiming the time for the update to the lecture slides (15 hours) as i had previously provided similar lectures.
Date
2021-12-14 - 2021-12-17
Hours
15
Provider
Industry
Category
On the job Skill Enhancement
Activity description
Research into automated drilling functions.
Knowledge gained
Research into automated drilling functions and how that can reduce the time taken in drilling patterns/enable hazardous drilling by removing drillers. Spent three full days researching the topic, plus site visit to another mine and review of their procedures, claim is for 50% of the time.
Date
2021-01-06 - 2021-01-08
Hours
12
Provider
Industry
Category
On the job Skill Enhancement
Activity description
Drill and Blast self-learnings.
Knowledge gained
Graduate moving into a new role e.g. Drill & Blast and learnt how to design and develop charge patterns, and monitor performance through an internal training session from head office personnel.
Date
2020-07-01 - 2020-07-15
Hours
20
Provider
Industry
Category
On the job Skill Enhancement
Activity description
Investigate Rope Conveyors for underground applications.
Knowledge gained
Analysed the applicability of Rope Conveyors to underground applications - this concept is new to underground mining. Site visit to a working rope conveyor, four days of technical discussions on the concepts, 10 days of researching and reviewing case studies of how the system would be engineered, capital and operating cost estimates, comparisons to trucking, conveyors and/or shaft hoisting - total of 200 hours logged for the project, claim is for 10% of the total hours spent to reflect the technical learning.
Date
2020-05-21 - 2020-06-04
Hours
15
Provider
Industry
Category
On the job Skill Enhancement
Activity description
Develop Wet Hire form of Contract for underground mining contractor.
Knowledge gained
Employer. Develop Wet Hire form of Contract for underground mining contractor developing skills in contract writing and negotiation. Spent approximately 15 half days for a total of 75 hours, this claim is for 20% as new learning.
Date
2020-11-18 - 2020-11-20
Hours
6
Provider
Industry
Category
Other Activities
Activity description
Attend IMARC over 3-days
Knowledge gained
Attended IMARC in Melbourne for the three days of the conference, spending the majority of the time discussion new technologies and processes with trade exhibitors. Only claiming 6 hours for the 3 days of attendance where I believe there was technical learnings from the exhibitors and the few sessions attended.
Date
2022-10-25 - 2022-10-25
Hours
5
Provider
Industry
Category
Peer Reviewing
Activity description
Undertook 5 peer reviews for papers published in the ACG Slope Stability 2020 conference
Knowledge gained
Armstrong, J; Sharon, R; Williams, C; Ross, B. Risk-based slope monitoring framework. Makarov, A; Livinsky, I; Spirin, V; Pavlovich, A. Regulation of open pit slope stability in Russia. Rougier, M; de Graaf, PJH; Desjardins, M; O'Leary, M; Yugo, N; Kilbride, B. Managing ice walls and other operational challenges while optimising Victor Mine late stage opportunities. Castro, S; Huaman, C. Influence of the hydrothermal alteration rocks on the stability of an open pit mine of the south of Peru: a case study. Farina, P; Bardi, F; Lombardi, L; Gigli, G. Combining structural data with monitoring data in open pit mines to interpret the failure mechanism and calibrate radar alarms.
Date
2022-10-25 - 2022-10-25
Hours
2
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Peer Reviewing
Activity description
Peer review paper for Open Pit Operators Conference.
Knowledge gained
Peer review paper for Open Pit Operators Conference (Title: Authors). This review involved extensive technical review, and required to validate the calculations due to incorrect units being presented in the paper.
Date
2020-04-01 - 2020-04-01
Hours
3
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Peer Reviewing
Activity description
Peer review 3 papers for 11th Mine Geology Conference.
Knowledge gained
Ashton: Exploraton at Europe’s largest zinc mine at Boliden Tara Mines, Navan, Ireland Reid & Cowan: Toward robust and reliable implicit geological models Sterk: Domaining in Mineral Resource Estimation
Date
2022-11-01 - 2022-11-26
Hours
3.5
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Private Reading of Learned Publications
Activity description
Conference Proceedings (Underground Operators - 2021) various papers.
Knowledge gained
Read a total of 7 papers from the Underground Operators conference proceedings. Each paper was estimated to be 30 mins each in reading. Specific topics were identifying case studies for transitioning from a selective mining method, to bulk mining methods.
Date
2022-03-18 - 2022-03-18
Hours
1
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Private Reading of Learned Publications
Activity description
Conference Proceedings (Mine Waste and Tailings - 2021) - 3 papers on governance.
Knowledge gained
3 papers read for improved understanding on governance, guidelines and standards applied to mine waste management. These papers are: 1. Will introduction of EoRs improve governance in TSFs in Australia (Boczek). 2. Deck hands needed. Experience Necessary - addressing the impending qualified tailings professional resource shortage (Spencer et al). 3. Rio Tinto's strategic assurance response to the Brumadinho Tailings dam failure (Lapwood, Pal, & Pascoe).
Date
2022-03-08 - 2022-08-23
Hours
2.5
Provider
Industry
Category
Private Reading of Learned Publications
Activity description
International Mining: March and August edition.
Knowledge gained
Read a total of 7 articles from these two journals on mining equipment improvements, specifically on automation and remote technologies.
Date
2021-03-23 - 2022-04-30
Hours
15
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Private Reading of Learned Publications
Activity description
Reading of Coal Mining section of Australiasion Mining and Metallurgical Operating Practices Monograph (~40 papers). Estimated about 20 minutes reading per paper for the 40+ papers in the monograph.
Knowledge gained
Reading of Coal Mining section of Australiasion Mining and Metallurgical Operating Practices Monograph (~40 papers). This was completed to gain a better understanding of the coal mining industry in Australia, specifically the mining methods used and how they different from coal mining in Africa. There are many clear differences and much safer techniques being used in the Australian coal fields which i will be investigating further the implement safety improvements at home.
Date
2021-01-06 - 2021-11-23
Hours
8
Provider
Industry
Category
Private Reading of Learned Publications
Activity description
AusIMM Bulletin - reading of technical articles contained in 4 bulletins. Approximately 2 hours reading in each journal over the year.
Knowledge gained
Various topics contained in the bulletin coving mineral processing, environmental considerations, changes in mining equipment, climate change initiatives, and many mining interest articles for general knowledge and understanding of emerging trends.
Date
2022-08-01 - 2022-08-14
Hours
50
Provider
Industry
Category
Publications
Activity description
Society of Economic Geology Journal. Wrote a paper and had the paper published in the Society of Economic Geology Journal (#Paper title - Author 1)
Knowledge gained
Wrote a paper and had the paper published in the Society of Economic Geology Journal (#Paper title - Author 1). As the sole author, I have claimed the full 50 hours for the learned journal publication.
Date
2022-06-24 - 2022-06-24
Hours
10
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Publications
Activity description
Co-authored a paper (#Paper title - Author 1, Author 2, Author 3, Author 4) for Mill Operators Conference 2021.
Knowledge gained
Co-authored a paper (#Paper title - Author 1, Author 2, Author 3, Author 4) for Mill Operators Conference 2021. Paper written with three co-authors. Claiming the pro-rata share of hours (10 hours).
Date
2022-06-24 - 2022-06-24
Hours
10
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Publications
Activity description
Co-authored a paper (#Paper title - Author 1, Author 2, Author 3, Author 4) for Mill Operators Conference 2021.
Knowledge gained
Co-authored a paper (#Paper title - Author 1, Author 2, Author 3, Author 4) for Mill Operators Conference 2021. Paper written with three co-authors. Claiming the pro-rata share of hours (10 hours).
Date
2020-11-25 - 2020-11-25
Hours
40
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Publications
Activity description
Authored a paper (#Paper title - Author 1) for 11th Mine Geology conference.
Knowledge gained
Researched and authored a paper (#Paper title - Author 1) for the 11th Mine Goelogy conference. I was the sole author.
Date
2022-09-20 - 2022-09-21
Hours
12
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Service to Industry
Activity description
Attended and participate in AusIMM Congress
Knowledge gained
Total of 12 hours of sessions and workshop attendance over 2 days.
Date
2022-07-12 - 2022-07-15
Hours
9
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Service to Industry
Activity description
Conference Organising Committee (MetPlant)
Knowledge gained
Held 14 meetings averaging 0.5hrs over 12 months, plus reviewed abstracts 2 hrs. Claimed all hours in one block rather than individual claims on each meeting date.
Date
2022-02-08 - 2022-11-08
Hours
12
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Service to Industry
Activity description
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Knowledge gained
11 phone meetings and examination of material on complaints.
Date
2022-01-11 - 2022-11-22
Hours
81
Provider
Industry
Category
Service to Industry
Activity description
Board member of BPEQ
Knowledge gained
9 meetings per year, 4 hrs duration, plus 5 hrs pre-reading. Total of 81 hours, but understand category cap will be applied to these hours.
Date
2022-01-04 - 2022-11-22
Hours
10
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Service to Industry
Activity description
Committee Member (name) Branch of the AusIMM
Knowledge gained
10 x 1 hour committee meetings throughout the year to discuss various opportunities for technical sessions, engagement with student chapter representatives, and organise other networking events for the branch and members.
Date
2022-07-05 - 2022-10-04
Hours
4
Provider
Industry
Category
Structured Mentoring
Activity description
Mentored by an external consultant in communication styles and project planning - arranged as an active mentoring agreement over a 3-month period.
Knowledge gained
Four sessions of an hour each - provided learnings on environmental compliance monitoring to meet the local state regulations.
Date
2022-01-04 - 2022-11-22
Hours
4.5
Provider
Industry
Category
Structured Mentoring
Activity description
Structured in-house mentoring programme on reconciliation calculation and reporting.
Knowledge gained
Three x 1.5 hr sessions over one year. Ongoing review of the mentoree's performance also indicatd in additional notes provided by applicant separately.
Date
2022-08-02 - 2022-08-04
Hours
5
Provider
Industry
Category
Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings
Activity description
Attend Diggers and Dealers conference (Kalgoorlie).
Knowledge gained
Attended the Diggers and Dealers conference for the full 3 days. Listened and learned about the state of the mining industry, mostly about WA mining companies. In line with the AusIMM CP guidelines, I am only claiming 25% of the conference time as this is not a technical conference, but there were various key industry learnings on environmental (ESG) challenges and considerations discussed, and new methods used (and researched) to help explore for various commodities under substantial cover.
Date
2022-04-28 - 2022-04-30
Hours
24
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings
Activity description
Attended Life of Mine Conference 2021, Brisbane (Three days at 8hrs/day).
Knowledge gained
Attended the LOM conference and gained more knowledge in areas including Rehabilitaton and closure, strategy optimisation and integrated mine planning, social and community considerations, waste product management, and water management.
Date
2022-02-15 - 2022-02-15
Hours
1
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings
Activity description
Attended NW Qld Tech Session with two presentations: Peter Waters, MWH Global presented Integrating Water Exploration into Mineral Exploration and Matthew Taylor, MICO Concentrator presented Circuit Optimisation of the Kidd Operation Flotation Circuit.
Knowledge gained
Presentation outlined various concepts of water management in mineral exploration projects, and learned more about innovative knowledge sharing and technological advancements in base metal flotation.
Date
2022-02-08 - 2022-11-09
Hours
12
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings
Activity description
Attend New Leaders in Kalgoorlie including presenting panel session on CP and attendance at various technical sessions including the Kalgoorlie Branch technical session Tuesday afternoon.
Knowledge gained
From the two day conference, I gain insight into some emergng technologies, industry relevant case studies, and lots of different advice on considerations on future requirements in the mining industry (like engineering registration, preparing and contributing to Ore Reserves, etc.).
Date
2021-08-17 - 2021-08-17
Hours
2.5
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings
Activity description
Preparation of presentation for Underground Operators conference.
Knowledge gained
Preparation of presentation for Underground Operators conference. This presentation was co-presented and co-preparation (50/50 of a 30 minute presentation), so claiming the 50% pro-rata of the presentation time.
Date
2021-08-03 - 2021-08-03
Hours
3.3
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings
Activity description
AusIMM NWQld Regional Conference.
Knowledge gained
Delivered a presentaton on RiskGate to the AusIMM NWQld Regional Conference. Preparation of slides took approximately 2 days for the 20 minute presentation - however, I have only claimed the 10x weighting for the presentation time only as per CPD Guidelines.
Date
2021-07-06 - 2021-07-09
Hours
21
Provider
Industry
Category
Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings
Activity description
Whittle Consulting. 3 day Technical course on Whittle 4D.
Knowledge gained
3 day Technical course on Whittle 4D pit designs where I also learnt what the key process of pit optimisation (first time I have attended pit optimisation training). Course included some guidance on how to use the software, but was mostly technical considerations and methods for pit optimisation and key evaluation considerations.
Date
2021-05-25 - 2021-05-25
Hours
1.5
Provider
Industry
Category
Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings
Activity description
EA Eminent Speaker Program. Technical Session: Dr Robert Barr – ‘Australia’s Green Electricity Schemes – Costs and Benefits’
Knowledge gained
Presentation explained the future of green energy in Australia, and the current research being undertaken. Questions were asked and discussed about how this strategy may be applied on smaller scales (mine sites) and if these are truly economically viable options.
Date
2021-05-04 - 2021-05-04
Hours
7
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings
Activity description
NW Qld Regional Geology Conference held in Cloncurry (one day of 7 hrs).
Knowledge gained
Presentations from various operations in NW Queensland about updates to the geological understanding of their deposits, and new techniques being used to improve various grade control, mapping, and modelling processes.
Date
2021-03-02 - 2021-03-02
Hours
1
Provider
AusIMM
Category
Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings
Activity description
Attended NW Qld Tech Session: Jack Butler, MICO Technical Services presented ‘Squeezing Ground Prediction and Monitoring in N3500 Orebody’ including showing new tools developed.
Knowledge gained
Had the opportunity to learn more about the mechanics of squeezing ground, methods to combat its occurance (ground support, excavation geometries, etc), and one of the methods being used to better understand future hazard identification throughout the orebody.
Date
2020-06-08 - 2020-06-10
Hours
16
Provider
Industry
Category
Technical Conferences and Learned Society Meetings
Activity description
EAGCG. Attend EAGCG Workshop presentations on New Technologies and advances in geotechnical software (2 days of 8 hours)
Knowledge gained
Presentations from speakers from mining operations, consulting groups, and suppliers about new technologies, and how to apply them. Learned about drove for scanning, new geotechnical instruments and communication systems in the underground environment, new software and modelling techniques, and new tools being developed to aid in underground mapping
Date
2021-01-06 - 2021-06-29
Hours
100
Provider
University
Category
On the job Skill Enhancement
Activity description
Provided guest lectures at University.
Knowledge gained
Developed a set of 10 x 1 hour lectures and presented to a class over 10 weeks. Was requested to do some guest lectures, this was the first time I had presented on this subject.

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