Metallurgical Mine Tailings Disposal

(1 Day Training Course)

Metallurgical Mine Tailings Disposal


Design, management and operation of tailings disposal and storage facilities.


Covers the range of mine tailings disposal and management options that are currently used, the principles involved, and a perspective on other options that may be viable to a particular site are discussed. Design considerations and procedures are discussed to enable operators and managers to understand and interpret design and operating reports prepared by outside consulting engineers.

Key Learning Outcomes:

There are many benefits of attending this course. Throughout the course, participants will improve their knowledge in the following areas:

  • Analyse the importance of tailings disposal and management in the mining industry
  • Provide a comprehensive guide tor tailings management systems
  • Operating tailings dam
  • Risks, reporting and management

Course Programme:

(Subject to change & customisation for your requirements)

  1. Introduction
  2. Regulations and policies
  3. Tailings management systems
  4. Design of tailings storage facilities
  5. Leading practice tailings management
  6. Applying sustainability to tailings management
  7. Tailings dam failure and case studies
  8. Conclusions

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed to suit anyone seeking a thorough understanding of the principals, fundamentals, regulations and design of tailings storage facilities. This includes new employees or those seeking to enter the industry, mid level employees that require additional information, and executives who need an overview of the industry.

Also suited to:

  • Mining personnel
  • Project managers
  • Geologists
  • Senior mine staff
  • Plant operating staff
  • Engineers
  • Training providers
  • Technologists
  • Suppliers to the resource industry
  • Administration staff

For a brochure, further information on this course or to register please contact our training department on +61 8 9421 9000 or send an email to

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