National certificate in extractive industries
(mining administration surface extraction a or b grade)



Training Fee

Drilling Mining and Quarrying Level 5

Drilling Mining and Quarrying Duration

Drilling Mining and Quarrying Cost


14 to 18 Months*

Please see Training Fees section below

*For learners already enrolled, the last date of assessment is 31 December 2023. This means that all requirements of this training programme must be met by this date in order for the qualification to be awarded.

get qualified with mito

MITO's Mining Administration Surface Extraction programmes are designed for first line or site managers who would like to gain certification as opencast coal mine managers or quarry managers.


The National Certificate in Extractive Industries (Mining Administration Surface Extraction B Grade) (Level 5) covers:

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Safety checks and plans
  • Site construction and maintenance
  • Extraction sites
  • Environmental impacts.

Upon gaining the B Grade qualification, you may complete the National Certificate in Extractive Industries (Mining Administration Surface Extraction A Grade)
(Level 5) 
which covers:

  • Extractive site management
  • Planning, inspecting and reporting on extractive site operations. 

Both qualifications include optional First Aid unit standards. 


MITO is no longer taking enrolments for these programmes as the qualification the programme leads to is expiring on 31 December 2023. Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council is currently reviewing this qualification in consultation with industry.