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Underground Mining Training

MMTI is fully accredited through MQA, we are proud and are able to make a difference in the mining sector.

With the following scope:

  • Mineral Processing: Level 2 (59305)
  • Mineral Processing: Level 3 (62769)
  • Mineral Processing: Level 4 (6889)

National Certification:

  • Mining Operations for Underground Hardrock: Level 2 (58739)
  • Rock Breaking Underground Hardrock: Level 3 (58760)
  • Surface Excavation: Level 3 (62869)

The Purpose of Our Training

We are customer focussed driven, meaning most of our practical training and assessment are done on site while in production. This is cost efficient and the shortcomings of an operator can be addressed with immediate effect. MMTI trust to engage with our clients to ensure quality of work is done. This is a win-win relationship so that the client can see the benefits for his company as well.

1. Mining Operations for Underground Hard Rock NQF Level 2

Description:
This qualification will provide qualifying learners with the necessary knowledge, understanding and competence to work as a first line mining supervisor in underground hard rock mines. The mining supervisor plays a critical role in the mining industry. Mining activities are often conducted under hazardous and difficult conditions, which have to be managed appropriately in order to preserve the lives of those working in the industry, and ensure operational efficiency.
Course Duration:

118 Days

2. Mining Operations for Underground Hard Rock NQF Level 3

Description:
The Rock breaker plays a critical role in the mining industry. Blasting operations are often conducted under hazardous and difficult conditions, which have to be managed appropriately in order to preserve the lives of those working in the industry, and ensure operational efficiency.
Course Duration:

210 Days

3. Mining Operations NQF Level 4

The Production Supervisor plays a critical role in the mining industry. Mining activities are often conducted under dangerous and difficult conditions, which have to be managed appropriately in order to preserve the lives of those working in the industry, and ensure operational efficiency. Course Duration:

200 Days

4. Mining Operations Underground Coal NQF Level 3

Description:
The qualification is designed to be flexible and accessible so that people are able to demonstrate the competencies required to work safely in an underground coalmine in general and effectively and safely in one of the Blasting, Continuous Mining or Long Wall specialisation areas.
Course Duration:

160 Days

5. Rock Engineering: Strata Control Operations NQF Level 2

Description:
The purpose of this qualification is to equip learners with the theoretical knowledge, technical skills and practical ability to function as a Strata Control Observer within the mining environment. Strata Control Observers assist personnel engaged in mining operations to ensure the stability of mining excavations, thereby providing a safe and productive mining environment. It is also intended to provide the basic building blocks upon which to build a further career in rock engineering. Attaining this qualification will improve the learner's skills, thus increasing his potential employability
Course Duration:

115 Days Theory

6. Strata Control Operations NQF Level 3

Description:
The purpose of this qualification is to equip learners with the theoretical knowledge, technical skills and practical ability to function as a Junior Strata Control Officer within the mining environment. Junior Strata Control Officers assist personnel engaged in mining operations to ensure: • The safety and efficiency of mining operations. • The development of mining personnel skill levels. • Pro-active reduction in levels of rock related risk in mining operations.
Course Duration:

170 Days

7. Strata Control Operations NQF Level 4

Description:
This Level 4 qualification rounds off the basic foundation of theoretical knowledge, technical skills and practical ability applicable to the discipline of strata control and rock engineering provided by the Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications. The Level 4 qualification completes the learner's education regarding the recognition and investigation of strata control-related issues and moves into the areas of interpreting and assessing rock mass behaviour and response.
Course Duration:

170 Days

8. Examination & declaring safe a workplace in Underground Hard Rock Operations

Description:
This Skills Programme is in Step 5 of the National Certificate: Mining Operations Underground Hard Rock (58739) NQF Level 2 (See Process Chart) and is also an exit level outcome in its own right. People credited with this skills programme are able to examine and declare a working place safe in accordance with the Fall of Ground Regulations.
Course Duration:

20 Days

9. Installation & Maintenance of any support unit & the removal of temporary support units in Underground Hard Rock Operations

Description:
Competent Person B Skills Program is Step 2 of National Certificate: Mining Operations Underground Hard Rock (58739) NQF Level 2 (See Process Chart) and is an exit level outcome in its own right.
Course Duration:

15 Days

10. Rock Drill Operator in Underground Hard Rock Operations

Description:
There is a need in the industry for persons to drill holes accurately into the rock face in terms of their position, direction, dip and depth in support of the mining process.
Course Duration:

35 Days

11. Blasting Assistant within Underground Hard Rock

Description:
This Skills Program is in Step 6 of the National Certificate: Mining Operations Underground Hard Rock (58739) NQF Level 2 (See Process Chart) and is also an exit level outcome in its own right. It contains all the learning content that is required for assessment to become competent as a “Blasting Assistant” in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 14 of the Mine Health & Safety Act of 1996.
Course Duration:

20 Days

12. Secondary Blasting Operations for Underground Hard Rock

Description:
This Skills Program forms Step 2 of the National Certificate: Rockbreaking Underground Hard Rock (58760) NQF Level 3(See Process Chart) and is also an exit level outcome in its own right.
Course Duration:

60 Days