This course is a time efficient way to gain knowledge that will aid your development in the coal industry, designed to provide a comprehensive analysis of all aspects of the entire coal chain from exploration through to end products and their markets. Key Learning Outcomes Discover how coal is found and its geology Analyse the coal mining methods and treatments Identify coal end uses and export markets Understand clean coal technology Learn about coal consumers and sales contracts Describe the coal chain from mine to port Gain a working knowledge of the Australian coal industry structure About the Course The Australian coal industry has once again shown a continuation of growth despite the North American and European economic crises. The emergence of China and now India as buyers of Australian coking and thermal coal has enabled a potential major downturn to be averted. Chinese and Indian consumers are interested in investing in Australian coal projects. The long ship queues off Australian ports underline the continuing demand for Australian coal. Further investment in new coal loading capacity in Newcastle and Gladstone is on track to provide the infrastructure to enable Australias position as the worlds leading exporter to be maintained into the future. Coal prices remain at some of the highest levels ever seen and renewed optimism amongst the players is seen in the announcement of new mining developments. This course provides you with the opportunity to understand all of the elements in the coal chain in an interactive format. The course is fast paced, covering diverse information in a short period of time. Who Should Attend This course will benefit people who have recently become involved with the coal industry or those who have been in the coal industry for a while but haven't yet had the opportunity to learn how the coal chain really works.