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COM Certificates

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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COM Sampling

COM ADVANCED VALUATION CERTIFICATE

To earn the prestigious COM Advanced Valuation Certificate, you must successfully complete the following courses:

1. Basic Sampling: Develop a strong foundation in sampling techniques.
2. Elementary Sampling: Enhance your understanding of fundamental sampling concepts.
3. Advanced Valuation: Master advanced valuation methods and strategies.
4. Advanced Valuation Project: Apply your knowledge to a comprehensive valuation project.

COURSES TO COMPLETE FOR THIS CERTIFICATE:

01

Basic

Sampling

02

Elementary

Sampling

03

Advanced 

Valuation

04

Advanced 

Valuation Project

01

BASIC SAMPLING

This course is one of four courses that have been developed to expose the learner to basic sampling and enable demonstration of competence. This course will also cover Unit Standards from the MQA to enable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) during further studies through the MQA and QCTO. This course is aimed at providing a fundamental understanding of mine sampling and tasks as performed by an assistant or anyone needing a basic understanding of sampling. Course Material used is the original AAC Maccauvlei and QCTO Course Material combined.

COURSE DURATION

10

days

COURSE AVAILABLE ONLINE

02

 ELEMENTARY SAMPLING

This successful completion of the course will enable the student to enter for the COM Elementary Sampling Examination. This course is one of four courses that have been developed to prepare the learner for the Chamber of Mines Examinations. This course will also cover Unit Standards from the MQA to enable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) during further studies through the MQA and QCTO. This course is aimed at providing an elementary understanding of mine sampling and tasks as performed by a sampler or anyone needing an elementary understanding of sampling. Course Material used is the original AAC Maccauvlei and QCTO Course Material combined.

COURSE DURATION

15

days

COURSE AVAILABLE ONLINE

03

ADVANCED VALUATION

The successful completion of the course will enable the student to enter for the COM Valuation (Theory) Examination.

This course is aimed at providing understanding of Advance Valuation and tasks as performed by a Valuator. This course is ideally suited to candidates who have obtained the Chamber of Mines – Basic Mine Sampling and the Elementary Mine Sampling qualifications and who are looking to career promotion, or more importantly, who are further looking to undertake the Mine Surveyors Certificate of Competency examination.

This course will also cover Unit Standards from the MQA to enable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) during further studies through the MQA and QCTO.

The main focus of this course is theory. 

Course Material used is the original AAC Maccauvlei and QCTO Course Material combined.

COURSE DURATION

15

days

04

ADVANCED VALUATION PROJECT

This course is ideal for candidates who completed the COM Valuation (Theory) Examination.

This course prepares the student for the Chamber of Mines Advanced Valuation Practical Project. 

This course is aimed at providing understanding of Advanced Valuation and tasks as performed by a Valuator. The main focus of this course is practical training.

This course is one of the requirements to become eligible for candidacy to write the Mine Surveyors Certificate of Competency (MSCC).

This course will also cover Unit Standards from the MQA to enable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) during further studies through the MQA and QCTO. 

Course Material used is the original AAC Maccauvlei and QCTO Course Material combined.

COURSE DURATION

10

days

COM ADVANCED SURVEY CERTIFICATE

To obtain the prestigious COM Advanced Survey Certificate, you must successfully complete the following courses:

1. Basic Survey: Lay the groundwork by mastering the fundamentals of survey techniques.
2. Elementary Survey: Deepen your understanding of survey methodology and its applications.
3. Advanced Survey: Acquire advanced survey skills and explore complex survey methodologies.
4. Advanced Survey Project: Apply your knowledge to a comprehensive survey project, showcasing your expertise.

 

COURSES TO COMPLETE FOR THIS CERTIFICATE:

01

Basic

Survey

02

Elementary

Survey

03

Advanced

Survey

04

Advanced

Survey Project

01

BASIC SURVEY

This course is the entry level for further training into the Mining and Engineering field and have been developed to expose the learner to mine surveying and enable demonstration of competence.

This course will also cover Unit Standards from the MQA to enable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) during further studies through the MQA and QCTO.

The Course material used is the original AAC Maccauvlei and QCTO Combined.

COURSE DURATION

20

days

COURSE AVAILABLE ONLINE

02

ELEMENTARY SURVEY

This successful completion of the course will enable the student to enter for the COM Elementary Survey Examination.

This course is aimed at providing an elementary understanding of mine surveying and tasks as performed by a surveyor.

This course will also cover Unit Standards from the MQA to enable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) during further studies through the MQA and QCTO.

The Course material used is the original AAC Maccauvlei and QCTO Combined.

COURSE DURATION

15

days

COURSE AVAILABLE ONLINE

COM Survey

03

ADVANCED SURVEY

The successful completion of the course will enable the student to enter for the COM Advanced Survey (Theory) Examination.
This course is ideally suited to candidates who have obtained the Chamber of Mines – Basic Surveying and the Elementary Surveying qualifications and who are looking to career promotion, or more importantly, who are further looking to undertake the Mine Surveyors Certificate of Competency examination.

This course will also cover Unit Standards from the MQA to enable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) during further studies through the MQA and QCTO.

The main focus of this course is theory. 

Course Material used is the original AAC Maccauvlei and QCTO Course Material combined.

COURSE DURATION

15

days

04

ADVANCED SURVEY PROJECT

This course is ideal for candidates who completed the COM Advanced Survey (Theory) Examination.

This course prepares the student for the Chamber of Mines Advanced Survey Practical Project. 

The main focus of this course is practical training.

The Advanced Mine Surveying Certificate is one of the requirements to become eligible for candidacy to write the Mine Surveyors Certificate of Competency (MSCC). 

This course will also cover Unit Standards from the MQA to enable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) during further studies through the MQA and QCTO. 

Course Material used is the original AAC Maccauvlei and QCTO Course Material combined.

COURSE DURATION

10

days

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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.

MSCC Couses

MSC OF C CERTIFICATE

This certificate is ideally suited to candidates who are beginning or who are progressing with their Mine Surveyors Certificate of Competency (MSC of C) training.

The following courses ensure that the candidates gain a complete picture of the requirements of the chosen subject – understanding of the calculation basics, sound methodology of answering and self-checking of questions, time and marks management of questions as well as self-confidence.

COURSES TO COMPLETE FOR THIS CERTIFICATE:

01

MSC of C

Survey 1

02

MSC of C

Geology

03

MSC of C

Survey 2

04

MSC of C

Survey 3

05

Mining

Economics 1

06

Mining

Economics 2

07

Mining Economics

Project

08

MSC of C

Mathematics

09

Trial Survey 

Project

10

Mining

Legislation

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