The Graduate Certificate in Tailings Management has been designed for professionals who are working in the field of tailings management with little or no formal training in the area. It is best suited to practising engineers, managers, and others wanting to gain knowledge on tailings management strategies. The course is based on recent research findings and accepted current best practice. It covers the fundamentals of tailings geomechanics, operations and water management, risk evaluation, and governance. The program is delivered as twelve online micro-credentials so that you can upskill while continuing to work. You can apply for the award after successfully completing the twelve micro-credentials and associated assessment.
INTRODUCTION TO TAILINGS MANAGEMENT
MC1: Preparation, Transport and Deposition of Tailings
MC2: Basics of Tailings Geotechnics
MC3: Tailings Testing – An Introduction
TAILINGS OPERATIONS AND WATER MANAGEMENT
MC1: Deposition strategies and day to day operations
MC2: Water balance
MC3: Dewatering technologies
TAILINGS RISK EVALUATION
MC1: Modes of failure and suitable monitoring
MC2: Case studies of failures
MC3: Controls and control effectiveness
MC1: National and international standards, corporate roles and responsibilities
MC2: Tailings Management Plans
MC3: Operations manuals, setting and implementing TARPS
Refer to the UWA Future Tails web page for further details: https://www.uwa.edu.au/schools/engineering/future-tails
- Course title
- Graduate Certificate in Tailings Management
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- Postgraduate certificate
- Current / 2024
- Administered by
- Intake periods
- Throughout the year
- Attendance type
- Full- or part-time
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 2 years taken part-time
- Time limit
- 3 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- online delivery
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Available to international students
- Not available to international students on student visas. Available to international students on other visas if visa conditions allow (see https://www.immi.gov.au). For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Andy Fourie
- Visit the Course page.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
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The Graduate Certificate comprises twelve 2-pt online micro-credentials. Refer to the UWA Future Tails web page for details: https://www.uwa.edu.au/schools/engineering/future-tails
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
English Language competency requirements
3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
(2) Applicants can meet the English language competence requirement for this course by demonstrating the successful completion of six Tailings Management micro-credentials that contribute to the UWA Graduate Certificate in Tailings Management.
4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have
(a) a Bachelor of Engineering or Master of Professional Engineering, or a degree in a related field, as recognised by UWA;
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
(2) At least five years professional work experience in tailings engineering and management.
Admission ranking and selection
5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
Articulations and exit awards
6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.
7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
Completion of Award
14. This Graduate Certificate is only available to students who have successfully completed twelve Tailings Management micro-credentials and associated assessment.
Entry into the Award
15. Students can apply for entry into the certificate upon the successful completion of six Tailings Management micro-credentials.