Underground mining courses

Fast track your career with our underground mining courses:

Underground hard rock mining refers to various underground mining techniques used to excavate hard minerals, usually those containing metals such as ore containing gold, silver, iron, copper, zinc, nickel, tin and lead, but also involves using the same techniques for excavating ores of gems such as diamonds or rubies.

Full qualifications

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National Certificate: Mining Operations for Underground Hard Rock 58739 130
National Certificate: Rock Breaking Underground Hard Rock 58760 126
Further Education and Training Certicate: Mining Operations 74490 160

 

Skills programmes

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Blasting Assistant within Underground Hard Rock

MQA/SP/0064/07 23
Competent A: The Examination and Declaring safe of a Workplace in Underground Hard Rock Operations MQA/SP/0063/07 28
Competent Person B : The Installation and Maintenance of any Support Unit and the Removal of a Temporary Support Unit in Underground Hard Rock Operations MQA/SP/0061/07 16
Occupational Health and Safety activities for: Part Time/Workplace Representatives and Shop Stewards in the Mining and Minerals MQA/SP/0120/10 9
Trackless Mobile Machine Operations Underground Hard Rock MQA/SP/0068/08 26

 

Blasting

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Mark Shot Holes for Primary Blasting

244461 10
Time, Connect and Initiate Blast of a Face 244457 12
Destroy Old Explosives 244464 2
Blast a Misred Hole 244465 3
Connect and Initiate a Blast of a Stope Face using Shock Tube (Version 2) 244463 3
Charge Shot Holes with Primed Explosives 244443 5

 

Health and Safety

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Install Pre-Stressed Elongated Support

10553 2
Investigate Health; Safety; and Environmental Incidents 115087 2
Test for Flammable Gas 116657 2
Support An Underground Workplace by Means of a Hydraulic Roof Bolter 244372 5
Charge Shot Holes with Primed Explosives 244443 5

 

Supervisory

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Mining Services; Processes and Layouts

Coordinate Loading Operations
Development; Pre-Ledging; Equipping and Stoping Processes
Mining Economics
Incidents, Investigation
Budget Function in a Business
Labour Supervision

 

Machinery Equipment

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Mobile Scaler

Hand-held Rock Drill Machine
Electro Hydraulic Drill Rig
Scraper Winch
Load Haul Dumper (LHD)
Fixed Saddle Utility Vehicle
Operate a Locomotive
Track-bound Mechanical Loader
Grader or Dozer
Horizontal Transport Operation
Install Rails