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Help your employees fast track their careers with our courses in underground mining:

Prisma is a leader in professional training, and a fully MQA accredited specialist training service provider to the mining sector.

We offer a range of underground mining training courses from full qualifications such as the National Certificate in Mining Operations, through to a range of skills programmes, short courses in blasting and health and safety, supervisory skills and machinery equipment courses among many more.

Prisma is ideally positioned to respond to your training needs anywhere within Africa including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.

Our full range of Underground Mining courses are detailed below. Contact us for more information.

Underground mining courses 

Underground hard rock mining refers to various underground mining techniques used to excavate hard minerals, usually those containing metals such as ore containing gold, silver, iron, copper, zinc, nickel, tin and lead, but also involves using the same techniques for excavating ores of gems such as diamonds or rubies.

    QUALIFICATION Courses SAQA NQF Level
    Further Education and Training Certificate: Mining Operations 74490 4
    National Certificate: Rock Breaking Underground Hard Rock 58760 3
    National Certfi cate: Mining Operations Underground Hard Rock 58739 2

     

    SKILLS PROGRAMMES Courses MQA ID NQF Level
    Blasting Assistant within Underground Hard Rock MQA/SP/0064/07
    Competent A: The Examination and Declaring safe of a Workplace in Underground Hard
    Rock Operations
    MQA/SP/0063/07
    Competent Person B : The Installation and maintenance of any Support Unit and the
    Removal of a Temporary Support Unit in Underground Hard Rock Operations
    MQA/SP/0162/16
    Trackless Mobile Machine Operations Underground Hard Rock MQA/SP/0068/08

     

    SHORT COURSES Courses SAQA NQF Level
    Time; connect and initiate blast of a face 244457 3
    Remove hazardous ground and installed support by means of blasting 244483 3
    Connect and initiate a blast of a development end using shock tube 244488 3
    Connect and initiate a blast of a stope face using shock tube 244463 3
    Time; connect and initiate blast of a face 244489 3
    Time, connect and initiate a number of shot holes using electric/electronic delay detonators 244473 3
    Remove an obstruction from an ore pass by means of blasting 244460 3
    Install an initiating system used in blasting operations underground 244461 3
    Mark shot holes for primary blasting in an underground working place 244458 3
    Demonstrate an understanding of legal terms and requirements related to rockbreaking operations 244470 3
    Demonstrate understanding of blasting products pertaining to blasting operations
    and principles of rock breaking activities in an underground hard rock environment
    244470 3
    Destroy old explosives in an underground workplace 244464 2
    Break big rocks by means of blasting 244487 2
    Mark shot holes for secondary blasting 244479 2
    Break big rocks using a secondary breaker 244387 2
    Treat and remove misfires 244389 2
    Blast a misfired hole in a development end during the shift 244465 2

     

    MACHINERY Courses SAQA NQF Level
    Grade roadways by means of a motor grader in an underground mine 244423 3
    Support an underground working place by means of a concrete-spraying utility vehicle 244418 3
    Drill holes by means of a skid steer secondary drill rig in an underground workplace 244466 3
    Drill holes by means of an electro-hydraulic long hole drill rig in an underground workplace 244474 3
    Transport and load explosives into blast using a mixer placer truck in an underground mine 244396 3
    Drill holes by means of an electro hydraulic drill rig in an underground workplace 244477 3
    Grade roadways by means of a motor grader in an underground mine 244423 3
    Transport persons; material and equipment by means of a light delivery vehicle (LDV) in an
    underground mine.
    244412 2
    Transport materials by means of a skid steer loader in an underground workplace 244375 2
    Doze material using Tyre Dozer in an underground mine 244409 2
    Transfer material using Rigid Rear Body Dumper in an underground mine

    Operate a monorail system

    244371

    244404

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    Transport persons; material and equipment by means of a diesel powered quadro cycle in
    an underground mine
    244362 2
    Shunt and tow of material cars by means of a diesel powered tractor 244374 2
    Move material by means of a mobilift in an underground mine 244406 2
    Transport broken rock by means of a diesel powered Dump Truck in an underground mine 244399 2
    Transport persons; material and equipment by means of an interchangeable saddle utility
    vehicle in an underground mine
    244452 2
    Remove broken rock by means of trackbound mechanical loader 244444 2
    Operate a locomotive underground 244392 2
    Transport explosives and accessories by means of a self propelled mobile machine 244440 2
    Take charge of and drive a non-articulating vehicle in an underground mine 244441 2
    Transfer broken rock by means of a dieselpowered Load Haul Dumper (LHD) in an
    underground mine
    244476 2
    Transport persons; material and equipment by means of a fi xed saddle ulitliy vehicle in an
    underground mine
    244395 2
    Transfer broken rock by means of an electrically-powered Load Haul Dumper (LHD)
    in an underground mine
    244482 2
    Transfer broken rock by means of a remote-controlled Load Haul Dumper in an underground mine 244467 2
    Suppress dust in an underground mine using a water bowzer 244373 2
    Drill holes underground by means of a handheld rock drill machine 244415 2
    Doze material using a Track Dozer in an underground mine 244377 2
    Transport persons by means of a locomotive and carriage 244442 1
    Transport explosives and accessories by means of rolling stock 244393 1

     

    TRANSPORT OPERATIONS Courses SAQA NQF Level
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of underground horizontal transport operation 336905 4
    Coordinate transportation operations in an underground coal mine 337039 4
    Coordinate loading operations in an underground coal mine 336944 4

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