Delivering innovations to the global minerals industry through quality professional development and training.
SMI Knowledge Transfer (SMI KT), a business unit of JKTech, is a unique professional development initiative, offering professional development and training courses and workshops to the global resources sector from exploration through to mine closure and relinquishment.
Formed through the merger of the JKTech training unit and ACMER (the Australian Centre for Minerals Extension and Research) in 2009, SMI Knowledge Transfer is able to draw upon the expertise of leading scientists and engineers from the six centres of the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland, as well as specialists from JKTech, the minerals industry and government agencies. These specialists enable the delivery of high quality, innovative professional development programs and training courses on a wide range of topics related to sustainable development and the efficient operation of the minerals industry. Topic areas include:
- ore characterisation,
- mining and geology,
- mineral processing,
- applied statistics
- community engagement,
- safety and risk management, and
- water and environmental management.
SMI Knowledge Transfer is thus well equipped to increase the skills and competencies of minerals industry professionals.
What can SMI KT Offer?
The range of services that SMI KT is able to offer includes: in-house professional development programs, short courses, workshops, site visits and technical training. A course calendar is available under Professional Development and Training. Individual workshops, courses and professional development programs can be tailored to the clients’ needs, and delivered on-site or at a venue convenient to their location.
How are Courses Delivered?
Professional development and training can be delivered in small groups and presented by specialists from JKTech, SMI centres and/or by nationally and internationally recognised industry professionals. Each presenter has an in-depth understanding of the subject and has theoretical knowledge as well as having applied practical application through extensive field work. SMI KT also has the capability to deliver workshops and conferences that focus on key topical industry issues (e.g. acid and metalliferous drainage, cyanide management, and social impact assessment).
Who Should Attend the Courses?
- Company executives
- Industry professionals
- Corporate managers
- Site managers
- Site based specialists
- Providing access to technical innovation arising from recent industry-orientated research
- Delivering professional development activities customized to clients’ needs
- Focussing on practical and topical courses and workshops, teaching real-life applications and concepts
- Increasing the knowledge and skills of site personnel
- Providing opportunities for interaction between researchers, industry personnel, community members and regulators