New Zealand Certificate in Mining and Quarrying (First-line Supervision)

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Mining and Resources Engineering


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Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the mining and quarrying industry with senior multi-skilled miners/processors /tunnellers/operators with proven technical skills, and good operational knowledge, who can undertake first-line supervision responsibilities.

The mining and quarrying industry includes surface and underground sectors. The surface sector can include mining, quarrying, and/or processing. The underground sector can include mining or tunnelling.

This qualification is targeted at experienced workers from within the industry, or people with related experience who are looking to enter the mining and quarrying industry.

Learners will benefit by having a qualification which recognises advanced technical skills and knowledge, as well as the capability to work as a first-line supervisor.

The mining and quarrying industry will benefit by having skilled first-line supervisors with the skills and knowledge to undertake and implement short-term operational planning for their team.

The strands recognise specialist skills and knowledge specific to the surface and underground sectors within the mining and quarrying industry. Graduates will be responsible for their own performance and safety at a workplace within their specialist strand, and have responsibility for the performance and safety of their team. They will have responsibility for implementing work and production schedules for a team, requiring short-term planning and organising skills.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Process and Resources Engineering at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

Not Available

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

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Fax: (04) 494 0006

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