Under the current Mine Health and Safety Act (1996) a competent person within the rock engineering field is a person in possession of the Chamber of Mines Certificate in Rock Engineering. The modules covered within this programme will assist candidates writing the examination. The programme will be a preparation programme covering the written components thereof as well as the final practical assessment. The modules cover the theory for all commodities as well as the application of the theory in each commodity. The candidate will then have a choice to specialise within one of the four mining methods available under the Chamber of Mines Certificate in Rock Engineering namely; Tabular - Hard Rock, Tabular - Soft Rock, Massive Underground Mining or Surface mining. The programme will also include a session for preparation on the practical exam.
This programme offers the candidate contact sessions with a specialist in the field, allowing focused time on the module content without work related obligations. Practical knowledge and experience are shared within the sessions, allowing peer-to-peer learning. Problem areas and typical complex topics will be discussed as knowledge transfer is promoted.