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.
What You Study
- 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)
Graduates could be employed as:
- Surface Mine Managers,
- Quarry Managers,
- WorkSafe Inspectors,
- Quarry or Mine Quality Controllers
Enrolment into this qualification will require you to participate in: structured training sessions, the completion of practical tasks on your worksite, and the completion of assessments to demonstrate your learning and application of knowledge.
This training will require a commitment from your employer to ensure your availability for the training sessions and to facilitate appropriate learning situations on your worksites. The qualification is delivered over a period of three years and will require significant commitment from you (the learner) to achieve the required outcomes.
- Have completed a full year of relevant industry work prior to enrolling
- Be currently working in the surface quarrying or mining industry, and are in a position of responsibility to access authority to work with organisation plans, procedures and staff leadership
- Have their application reviewed by Tai Poutini Polytechnic staff with regard to the candidate being employed in a suitable industry position to complete the requirements of this programme
- Have evidence of appropriate language competency if English is not the applicant’s first language of IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) with no band below 5.0
Applicants outside of the above requirements may, in some circumstances, be considered by the Manager of Teaching and Learning.
When you apply to study with Tai Poutini Polytechnic in 2024, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. Enrolling in programmes that start from 2023, means that you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.
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.