Professional Development

These courses will provide participants with the skill to support successful mine planning and scheduling practices using RPM’s XPAC software.

Training participants will learn and apply the key concepts of XPAC through the delivery of pre-configured, hands-on application workshops and question & answer sessions with the training presenter. Topics and workshops range from model configuration, database management, schedule creation, and report generation.

Training Modules Available:

  • XPAC Underground Coal / Potash Design
  • XPAC Standard – for base XPAC concepts and input path schedule creation.
  • XPAC AutoScheduler – for the fundamentals of automating the extraction of material from the pit.
  • XPAC Advanced Destination Scheduler – for the fundamentals of automating the placement of material at its destination.
  • XPAC XCM Scripting – for advanced training in RPM’s scripting engine.

The modules do not need to be completed together. XPAC Standard is a prerequisite for all modules, and XPAC AutoScheduler is a prerequisite for XPAC Advanced Destination Scheduler as these modules build on concepts previously taught.

Who Should Attend?

  • Mine Scheduling/Planning Engineers
  • Mine Planning Superintendents / Managers

Learning Outcomes:

  • Setup of databases and data importing processes;
  • Management and manipulation of data through basic scripting;
  • Configuration of the Schedule Setup;
  • Creation of dependencies, constraints, and objectives (XPAC AS & ADS modules only);
  • Development of a mine schedule (both manual and automated depending on training module);
  • Configuration of required reports, database graphics, and schedule animations; and
  • Advanced training in XPAC Scripting (XPAC XCM module only).

Smartminer – An Introduction to Mining

This online mining course is the perfect starting point for anyone who wishes to learn more about the mining industry.

Mining for Non Miners

This course provides those from a non-mining background with a comprehensive understanding of the mining industry.

Mining Economics

This course provides a solid foundation in the fundamental principles of mining economics; focusing on cost efficiencies at each step in the process.

XERAS Financial Modelling

This course provides an overview of XERAS, RungePincockMinarco’s financial modelling and budgeting tool.


RPM’s XPAC training courses promote efficient and effective planning for those responsible, or involved in the mine scheduling process. There are a number of training course modules available for participants…


This course takes participants through the short-term scheduling process, from creating a new model through to generating reports using XACT.


Introduces users to HAULSIM and helps users analyse and model their haulage system simply, making it an integral part of their mine planning process.


This course provides a complete simulation of all facets of dragline operations and its use in both medium and long-term planning.


This course provides users with an overview of TALPAC, RPM’s Truck and Loader productivity analysis software.

Underground Coal TALPAC

This course provides an introduction to Underground Coal TALPAC, the planning and productivity modelling tool used to evaluate longwall face operations.

Truck and Shovel Mining Systems

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the planning and operational methods associated with truck and loader management in open cut mines.

Dragline Mining Systems

This course provides a comprehensive overview of planning and operational methods associated with dragline mining systems.

Integrated Open Pit Coal Mine Planning

This course illustrates the basic concepts that underpin efficient and effective mine planning for open cut coal mines.

The Business of Underground Coal Mining

This course provides a foundational understanding of the fundamentals of underground coal mining.

Longwall Mine Design

This course provides mining professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the factors that influence the design of a longwall mine.