Colliery Training College
Mineral Processing

Core Competencies:

Mineral Processing (NQF Level 2)

The current courses presented at CTC are aimed at mineral processing but are also applicable to other beneficiation processes. Both the Basic and Advanced courses are being presented under the auspices of the South African Coal Processing Society.

Entry Requirements

Grade 10 with Mathematics and literacy

Contact Details

Opencast Mining Enquiries and
Underground Mining Enquiries
and Bookings

Training Approach and Periods

Basic Coal Preparation for Plant Operators
The course is presented over a period of 7 weeks, 2 days per week for theoretical lecturing, and learners are given the opportunity to complete on-job practical training to complete their workbook within these 7 weeks. After the 7 weeks spent for theory, learners are scheduled for practical assessments which is conducted at CTC.

The course is mainly aimed at training plant operators in all basic principles of mineral processing. It provides plant operators with the necessary skills to master all mineral processing techniques in order to meet the various requirements for the utilisation potential of ore.

Advanced Coal Preparation
The course is aimed at more senior mineral processing personnel and provides the student with a wider and more advanced scope regarding Coal Preparation and utilisation in general. It also prepares the student to play a more meaningful role in the management of the ore beneficiation environment. It is presented during a four 3-week study schools, over a period of a year. Apart from the final theoretical examination for each study school, the student is required to do a thesis, which is to be presented to a panel of external examiners after completion of all four study schools.