Mine Captains

Certificate of Competency


This course is aimed at developing Mine Captains for Surface and Underground Mining operations. The course runs in two parts which are Block 1 and 2. The students receive most of their study material online through distance learning, then students will come to Zimbabwe School of Mines for a three week face to face tuition and examination sessions at the end of each block. Admission Requirements are three years of relevant mine supervisory experience.


At the conclusion of this course, students will receive a Zimbabwe School of Mines certificate as testimony of their hard work and acquired skills gained during their learning experience.


The learners will be trained in the following mining courses;

  • Mine Valuation
  • Mine Planning and Scheduling
  • Mine Project Management
  • Strata Control
  • Mine Ventilation
  • Mining Geology and Surveying
  • Safety Health and Environment
  • Mine Machinery
  • Drilling and Blasting
  • Mining Methods

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Course Atributes

Total Course Duration: 1 Year

Target Audience: Mining Professionals, Mine Supervisors.

Course Level: Certificate