New Zealand Certificate in Underground Mining

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 underground mining industry with miners and tunnellers who are familiar with mining or tunnelling processes, mobile plant, machinery, and/or equipment and are able to carry out mining or tunnelling tasks. Underground mining can include mining or tunnelling.

The qualification has a significant health and safety component in recognition of the hazards associated with the underground mining environment.

This qualification is targeted at school-leavers or new workers in the industry, as well as those in the industry seeking formal recognition of their skills and knowledge.

Learners will benefit by having a qualification which recognises the skills and knowledge of a competent miner or tunneller to enable improved job performance and a credential to enhance employment opportunities.

The underground mining industry will benefit by having miners and tunnellers with the skills and knowledge to competently undertake a range of tasks within the workplace.

Graduates will have the necessary skills and knowledge to work safely within the underground mining environment under limited supervision.

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


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Fax: (04) 494 0006

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