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*

Free until 31 December 2022

*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. 


There is no training fee for these programmes until 31 December 2022. 

The training fee for the A grade training programme for 2023 will be the same as 2022 - $1,690 (excluding GST and any bulk learner discount).

The training fee for the B grade training programme for 2023 will be the same as 2022 - $1,154 (excluding GST and any bulk learner discount).

Note these fees are annual and non-refundable. 

more information

Download the Tunnel Manager brochure PDF - 131 KB


If you’re employed in the mining and quarrying industry and your employer is able to support you, contact MITO.