JORC Code Essentials

A short course on public reporting for mining company directors

About the course

This short course will guide mining and exploration company directors and officers through the intricacies of public reporting in accordance with reporting codes and standards, stock exchange listing rules and regulation.


Participants will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look into case studies and real-life scenarios and discuss approaches to public disclosure that can be both appropriate to regulators and attractive to investors.

There will be an emphasis on the role of the JORC Code in public reporting and its application in the context of today’s regulatory and media-driven environment globally.

Who is this course for?

This course is vital for Company Directors and Company Officers to understand their professional and legal obligations when reporting to Stock Exchanges under the JORC Code around the world.

It will also benefit professionals in the following areas who are responsible for supporting mining and exploration companies with the information required for public disclosure:

  • Senior management
  • Legal
  • Investor relations
  • Finance and auditing

Learning objectives:

      • Recognise and counter common misconceptions about the regulatory framework
      • Understand the roles of key stakeholders within the mining life cycle
      • Determine appropriate and compliant public reporting practices that meet investment and capital-raising needs
      • Examine and assess practices that both reduce compliance risk and can be attractive to investors
      • Write engaging, informative, transparent and appealing market announcements



$1090 +GST


$1490 +GST

An online version of the course will be available in October 2019. For course queries, email [email protected]

Course Details

Wednesday 14 August
9:00am – 4:30pm

Australian Institute of Company Directors
18 Jamison St, Sydney

Thursday 15 August
9:00am – 4:30pm

Australian Institute of Company Directors
Allendale Square, 1/77 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Expert delivery

This course will be delivered by

René Sterk

Director and Principal Consultant at RSC Global

René has undertaken geological projects in many countries in Africa, Australasia and Europe and has experience with a wide variety of geological settings and commodities. René specialises in resource development, QA/QC and successful sampling, and has a strong skill set in resource modelling, grade control, and reconciliation. He has led numerous exploration and mine geology teams across the globe and has consulted to a range of companies, from junior explorers to large international mining houses. René is the principal author of many Canadian NI 43-101 and JORC compliant resource and exploration studies and has assisted clients with exploration programmes for these and other projects. He holds a Master’s degree in Structural Geology and Tectonics. Rene is a Chartered Professional and a Fellow with the AusIMM and has published papers, instructional videos, and provided training on sampling, QAQC, and resource estimation.

Course input from

Chris Cairns

Executive Director – Stavely Minerals; JORC Committee member

Steve Hunt

Chief Advisor Orebody Knowledge – Rio Tinto; Chair – JORC Committee

Colin Moorhead

Executive Director – PT Merdeka Copper Gold; Immediate Past AusIMM President

Louis Rozman

Former Chairman – Pacific Road Capital; Chair – VALMIN Committee

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