New Zealand Certificate in Mining and Quarrying

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 industries with people who have sufficient foundation knowledge and ability to work safely in the industry at entry level.

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 is a foundation certificate suitable for all entrants to the mining and quarrying industry.

Learners will benefit by having a qualification which recognises the competency requirements for mine workers to work unaccompanied.

The mining and quarrying industry will benefit by having entry-level workers with the skills and knowledge to safely undertake entry-level tasks within the workplace.

Graduates will have the necessary foundation skills and knowledge to work safely within the mining and quarrying industry at an entry level, as directed under 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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