safe working environment can only be achieved if people are properly trained and qualified


MinEx works to support the provision of good quality training. It has established a Training Leadership Group to ensure that training for mining and quarry operators fit the needs of the industry.

In the wake of the Pike River tragedy, the Government has introduced a new health and safety regime for all workplaces, not least the mining and quarry sector.

Any mine or quarry has to be operated by someone with a Certificate of Competence - a CoC. There are A and B grade CoCs. There are new requirements to update CoCs and to take part in Continuing Professional Development, CPD. Read the guidelines here.

MinEx works with organisations including MITO who is the training organisation for our sector.

MITO provides on the job training and career pathways through their NZQA approved qualifications. 

Training is delivered by a range of providers in various locations around NZ and can be arranged through MITO, Tai PoutiniMines Rescue and ACT Safety.

These organisations can arrange training for everything from entry level positions through to operations, supervision and management.

You can find out more about mining and quarry qualifications through MITO.