Colliery Training College
Underground Mining

Full Qualification

Learnership for Blasting Certificate

Core Competencies:

During the Basic Training, all students will complete the core, fundamental and specific modules / unit standards, some of the modules include:

  • Elementary mining (Ventilation, dust, etc.)
  • Support
  • Cutting
  • Drilling
  • Blasting
  • Loading
  • Conveyor belts

    Entry Requirements:
    Learners registered on National Certificate:
  • Grade 11 with Math / Math lit or N2 Maths
  • Employer must be MQA levy paying.

    Learners following DMRE route:
  • Grade 10
  • N1 with 6 subjects
  • ABET Level 3 or equivalent

Training Approach and Periods

Training takes place in a fully operational blasting production section of a mine over a period of 30 weeks (Full-time), this is known as basic training.

Once this is completed learners will move on to on the job training.
This phase of training takes place in all relevant service departments on a mine and include general mining work. Log books will need to be signed off as learners progress.

At a later stage all the above branch into:

  • Blasting Certificate Qualification
  • Continuous Miner Qualification
  • Longwall Mining Qualification

    On the successful completion of the above Qualifications, the student will also have obtained the following certificates:
  • Gas Testing
  • Flameproof for Supervisors
  • Skills Programme Fall of Ground Competent Person “A” (DMR route)