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OUR COURSES

Our courses are designed to cover various aspects of the mining sector. 

Whether you are a mining professional looking to enhance your expertise or a newcomer seeking a solid foundation, Spiro Survey Training has the right course for you.  Join us today and unlock a world of opportunities in the mining industry.  The courses below are all offered in person at our Training Centre in Klerksdorp, North West. If you prefer Online Training, click the button below to view our online courses.  Please note not all our courses are yet available online. 

CHAMBER OF MINES

CERTIFICATES

The introduction of Minerals Council Chamber of Mines Certificates aimed to establish standardized certifications for individuals working in the mining and minerals industries of South Africa. These certificates were implemented to ensure consistency and uniformity in in-house certifications. The Minerals Council of South Africa is responsible for organizing and administering all exams related to disciplines such as Survey, Sampling, Ventilation, and Rock Mechanics. Additionally, the council is entrusted with the issuance of the required certifications. By obtaining these certificates, candidates gain enhanced confidence and a deeper understanding of their job, creating opportunities for career advancement to senior positions. To be eligible for the Minerals Council Chamber of Mines Certificates examinations, candidates are required to undergo training in specific subjects and fulfill a specified number of notional hours.

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MINE SURVEYORS' CERTIFICATE

OF COMPETENCY

The Mine Surveyors' certificate of competency serves as a permit to legally practice as a mine surveyor in South African mines. These certificates are granted to individuals who demonstrate competence and fulfill the necessary qualifications to perform the duties of a mine surveyor, as outlined in the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act 29 of 1996) and its regulations. To become a candidate for the certificate, individuals must fulfill specific requirements, including completing the required number of practical shifts in a mine and meeting other application criteria. Once accepted as a candidate by the Department of Mineral Resources, they can apply to take the examination. The candidate's competence is assessed through an evaluation process conducted by the department. Only upon being deemed competent by the Department of Mineral Resources, will a Mine Surveyors' certificate of competence be issued. The written examination comprises two parts covering all the necessary subjects.

MINE MANAGERS' CERTIFICATE

OF COMPETENCY

The Mine Managers' certificate of competency serves as a permit to legally practice as a mine manager in South African mines. These certificates are granted to individuals who demonstrate competence and meet the qualifications required to fulfill the duties of a mine manager, as specified in the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act 29 of 1996) and its regulations.

To become a candidate for the certificate, individuals must hold a blasting certificate of competency, fulfill the required number of practical shifts in a mine, and satisfy other application requirements. Once eligible, the candidate can apply to the Department of Mineral Resources to take the examination. Upon acceptance as a candidate, an assessment is conducted to determine the candidate's competence. A certificate of competence is only issued after the candidate successfully completes a written examination comprising three parts covering all the necessary subjects. The Chief Inspector of Mines has the discretion to grant exemptions from writing certain parts of the examination based on the candidate's existing mining qualifications.

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MINING QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY

SHORT COURSES

The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) responsible for the administration of skills development programmes for the mining and minerals sector in South Africa. It was first established under the Mine Health and Safety Act No.29 of 1996 and later registered as a SETA under the Skills Development Act No.97 of 1998

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QUALITY CONTROL FOR TRADES

AND OCCUPATIONS

Occupational Certificate Mining Technician in the following:

• Mineventilation Observer

• Mining Sampler Hard Rock

• Mining Surveyor

• STRATA Control Practitioner Underground Hard Rock

• STRATA Control Practitioner Underground

• STRATA Control Practitioner Coal

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