National certificate in extractive industries
(mining administration tunnel manager a or b grade)



Training Fee

Drilling Mining and Quarrying Level 6

Drilling Mining and Quarrying Duration

Drilling Mining and Quarrying Cost

5 and 6

16 to 24 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 Tunnel Manager programmes are designed for first line or site managers who would like to gain certification as tunnel managers.


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

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Safety checks and plans
  • Site operation planning
  • Underground extraction
  • Mines rescue service
  • Fire safety.

The optional strand in Coal Mine Deputy covers:

  • Problem solving
  • Underground extraction theory.

Upon gaining the B Grade qualification, you may complete the Level 6 National Certificate in Extractive Industries (Mining Administration)
with a strand in A Grade Tunnel Manager 
which covers:

  • Extractive site management
  • Designing, analysing and evaluating underground mine 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.