Zimbabwe School of Mines

A place for learning, discovery, innovation, expression and discourse

Serving the SADC Mining Industry

ZImbabwe School of Mines  strives to be the best student-centered, transformative  learning community in the mining industry , where students realise their promise, advance their knowledge, staff achieve excellence, and alumni become global leaders! ZSM is the school that fits what you want to do and who you want to be. It’s the place where you can be yourself—and become your best self!

Zimbabwe School of Mines is a dynamic regional institution that serves the mining industry in the SADC region by providing competency-based training for high calibre, hands on technicians. For over 90 years the school has been training technicians who have made a positive impact in the mining industry globally. ZSM graduates are found all over Africa and the rest of the world.We’re a small school with a lot to offer, including first class diplomas and miners that impact the industry. You’ll meet students and teaching staff who share your curiosity, and find countless opportunities to take what you’re learning beyond the classroom and into the real world.

Quick Facts


Killarney, Bulawayo

Current Enrollment

600 Students



Who we are.

Zimbabwe School of Mines draws people from all provinces in the country the region and beyond. We go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going. We are determined to forge solutions. We are diverse and welcoming. We embrace our responsibility to the mining industry, building an industry that’s smarter, healthier, more prosperous. 


To be the world-class trainer of choice for the SADC Mining Industry.


We produce internationally recognised hands-on practitioners for the mining industry.


Excellence | Innovation | Accountability |Teamwork |

Our Corporate Goals


To uphold and promote an efficient, transparent and professional business-like approach in order to achieve the long term viability of the school as an economic entity for the benefit of all its stakeholders.



To be dynamic and espouse high professional and managerial standards and practices in order to attain superior performance as a Mining Training Institution, and build upon the special cordial relationship with stakeholders.


To maintain a good relationship with students, different academic and professional institutions and the wider community, through our policies and activities.

ZSM at a glance

Our history is rich and inspiring. Our future will be groundbreaking. Immerse yourself in our past and see into our future.

Our History

The Zimbabwe School of Mines is a unique, dynamic and vibrant mining training Institution whose existence dates back to 1926.

students outside auditorium

Explore ZSM

Discover the city, ZSM calls you—a place filled with inspiration, innovation, and countless opportunities to explore.


G Chimhina

Joachim Garikai Chimhina

HR & Administration Manager
Edwin Gwaze

Edwin Gwaze

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Sthembile Sibanda

Finance Manager
Arnold Shanji

Arnold Shanji


A Leader in Public Higher Education

The school is an iconic public institution of higher education, boasting internationally recognised courses, diverse and distinguished academic departments, proud history as a renowned school of mines. The community and culture of the school are enriched by active student self-population, sustained commitment to the mining industry.