Training Scheme in Quarrying and Mining Supervision (Level 4) and Diploma in Quarrying and Mining Supervision (Level 5)

Take the next step in your mining career with Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s training in quarry management.

About the programme

You’ll gain the skills and expertise required to apply for your A and B Grade Quarry Manager’s Certificate of Competence – a requirement for managers of any quarry or surface mining operation in New Zealand.

For the first time, Tai Poutini Polytechnic is combining the two programmes so you can gain the qualifications to take your mining job to the next level.

You can make the training work for your current job as well as your future; by allowing you to enrol in the units required for your chosen Certificate of Competency.

You can structure the programme to achieve the unit standards required by the Board of Examiners to gain the B Grade Certificate of Competency; then the A Grade Certificate of Competency. Remaining units will support their continued professional development requirements.

Core elements

  • Coordinated incident management
  • Conduct an incident investigation
  • Management of water use and environmental awareness
  • Pumps, dewatering and settling ponds
  • Roading and surface maintenance for quarries and mines
  • Conveyors, crushers and screening
  • Regulatory requirements for quarrying and mining
  • Operating and maintain stockpiles and tipheads
  • Regulatory requirements for managing an extractives site
  • Reviewing extractive plans
  • Mining and quarrying explosives properties
  • Explosives storage
  • Geology and extractive methods
  • Geotechnical requirements
  • Lead teams and monitor performance 
  • Analyse human factors in the workplace
  • Risk management in quarrying and mining
  • Planning to minimise environmental impacts
  • Develop standard operating procedures
  • Safety plans
  • Site safety inspections
  • Mining and quarrying communication
  • Rehabilitation planning

Further study options

NZ Diploma in Quarry and Mining (Level 6)

Career opportunities

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the Quarry and Mining industry with second line supervisors and managers who have a broad-base of technical expertise and skills in operational planning.
Holders of this qualification will have met the academic requirements to apply for an A Grade Quarry Managers Certificate of Competence. 

Graduates could be employed as:
  • Surface Mine Managers,
  • Quarry Managers,
  • WorkSafe Inspectors,
  • Quarry or Mine Quality Controllers

You will be offered a place subject to meeting the entry and selection requirements and the availability of places on the programme. The Polytechnic reserves the right to not accept late applications, i.e., after the programme has started. The Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel, prior to commencement, any programme which does not attract a minimum number of students. The fees shown are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change. For further information visit here.