Introduction to Quarrying | Online Workshop

IQA Introduction to Quarrying Online Workshop
The Introduction to Quarrying workshop has been designed to provide participants with an introduction to the quarrying industry, including quarrying processes, products, people and positions.

DateWednesday 6 March 2024
Times for all States & Territories

 10.00am - 2.00pm  NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS
 9.00am - 1.00pm  QLD
 9.30am - 1.30pm  SA
 7.00am - 11.00am  WA
 8.30am - 12.30pm  NT


What is Quarrying? Quarrying is simply the extraction of natural resources like rocks, sand and gravel to help create almost every structure in the built environment.

Quarries produce a range of useful materials. In Australia, the most common materials extracted are construction aggregates such as crushed rock, sand or gravel. These abundant, yet essential raw materials, are the foundation of our homes, schools, hospitals, roads and almost all aspects of the built environment that we depend on. 

Workshop Overview

This essential workshop is designed to provide participants with an introduction to all things quarrying, including quarrying processes, products, people and job positions. It is an ideal starter for anyone working in the quarrying industry or those interested in finding out about the quarrying industry.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The quarry life cycle
  • Quarry products
  • Quarry processes, plant and equipment
  • Industry terminology
  • The end use of quarries

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what a quarry is, and the different types of quarries
  • Understand the products produced by quarries, and how they are used
  • Understand quarrying processes and the equipment used
  • Understand the organisation and management of a typical quarry, including job roles and qualifications required
  • Understand the basic regulatory framework and the process for establishing quarries
  • Understand community impact and influence

Who should attend

The course is recommended for:

  • new employees in the quarry industry or other related industries
  • quarry support roles such as administration, human resources, marketing, etc.
  • technical staff, sales staff and suppliers
  • anyone who would like to learn more about the quarry industry

Facilitator | Chris Georgiou

Chris has worked as a manager in the construction materials and mining industry for over 10 years.  In this time, he has held senior statutory management positions at large hard rock quarries and a mineral sand mine. Chris is passionate about safety in the workplace ensuring systems and processes are in place support to the workforce to achieve this.

Continuing Professional Development Hours (CPD Hours): 3.5

  • IQA QMCS: Technical Training

Registration Fees

IQA Member:  $120
IoQ NZ Member: $120 AUD
Non Member$155

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Registrations Close: Monday 4 March 2023 4


All participants must have access to the internet and a laptop / tablet that can run Zoom.  If you have questions regarding the system requirements please visit the Zoom website.

  • Internet connection Laptop, PC or Phone with sound and video capability
  • Quiet environment


All information is correct at the time of publication. The IQA reserves the right to alter or delete items as required, and takes no responsibility for any errors, omissions and changes.

6/03/2024 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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