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Extractives Certificate of Competence


    Training Programmes for Current Holders

The 2013 regulations provide for a transition period to allow current holders to update their CoCs by 1 January 2016.
Vertical Horizonz is offering three of seven training programmes for holders of current CoCs to gain additional unit standards.

Entry Criteria
To be eligible to enrol individuals must hold a valid employment agreement with their employer and the requirement for one of the following qualifications will need to have been achieved:
  • National Certificate in Extractive Industries (Mining Administration B Grade Tunnel Manager) (Level 5) with an optional strand in Coal Mine Deputy [NZQA Ref: 1535]
  • National Certificate in Extractive Industries (Mining Administration Surface Extraction A Grade) (Level 5) [NZQA Ref: 1537]
  • National Certificate in Extractive Industries (Mining Administration Surface Extraction B Grade) (Level 5) [NZQA Ref: 1536]
  • National Certificate in Extractive Industries (Mining Administration) with strands in A Grade Tunnel Manager (Level 6), and Coal Mine Underviewer (Level 5) [NZQA Ref: 1538]
  • National Diploma in Extractive Industries (Mining Administration) (Level 6) with strands in First Class Mine Manager, and First Class Coal Mine Manager [NZQA Ref: 1539].

Info on B Grade Quarry Manager CoC

How will the programme will be delivered?

Learners will attend courses and complete the assessment requirements. Vertical Horizonz will outline the assessment conditions during the course and learners may be required to provide post course assessment projects.

Programme 1: Safety Critical Explosives Knowledge

Unit Standards
  • 17694   Demonstrate knowledge of explosives and their properties
  • 21152   Demonstrate and apply knowledge of storing explosives for use
Programme 3: Safety Critical Underground Manager
Unit Standards
  • 17279   Demonstrate knowledge of the coordinated incident management system (CIMS)
  • 22445   Describe the roles and functions of a CIMS Incident Management Team (IMT) at an incident
  • 26855   Analyse Human Factors present in workplace practices at an extractive site
  • 26856   Carry out the risk management processes at an extractive site
Programme 5: Risk Management
Unit Standard
  • 26856   Carry out the risk management processes at an extractive site

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