Certificate in Fundamentals of Mining

Certificate in Fundamentals of Mining

In line with the Government initiative to equip miners so as to increase production and use of safe mining methods, we have been running this course. It aims to improve the skills and knowledge of owners and workforce at the small mines who would be able to interact effectively with various service providers like Ministry of Mines and Mining Development, EMA, district councils, police, suppliers and other technical service providers like mining engineers, geologists, surveyor.
Certificate in Fundamentals of Mining – Women In Mining

Certificate in Fundamentals of Mining – Women In Mining

This program is designed to enable women in mining to have a technical understanding of all the main stages in mining, from exploration, geology, survey, mining and mineral processing and the general mining business economics. It seeks to give them an understanding and appreciation of costs involved in the mining process and to apply environmental management principles into existing and future operations and processes in order to protect the environment from undue damage and ensure compliance with all applicable current and future environmental laws.

Advanced Certificate In Drilling And Blasting

Advanced Certificate In Drilling And Blasting

This course aims to equip technicians in using commercial explosives for rock blasting in the mining industry. The course includes skills for explosive product selection and blast pattern design according to field conditions and expected rock fragmentation. There is a strong emphasis on safe working practices and procedures for blasting in a surface mine and on construction projects.
Advanced Certificate In Fire Assaying

Advanced Certificate In Fire Assaying

This course covers the art and science of assaying for precious metals. It loks at the formation of minerals from elements and the resulting relationship between physical properties, mineral structure and composition: structural and composite classification of minerals. Procedural differences are discussed for various ore types as well as the precious metals being assayed. Field trips to area mines and smelters are included.


Advanced Certificate In Mineral Processing

Advanced Certificate In Mineral Processing

This course in mineral processing is designed for engineers, technicians, operators, support staff and others working in the mineral processing industry. The course reviews fundamental principles, conventions and terminology, and provides a broad overview of current technical and operating issues and circuit design considerations. This is a premium course which will introduce mineral separation processes including gravity, electrostatic and flotation separation.
Advanced Certificate In Mine Machinery

Advanced Certificate In Mine Machinery

Mechanisation is a feature of almost all Zimbabwean mining operations, although the degree of mechanisation may differ from mine to mine. Whether considering established mechanised softrock operations, or hard-rock operations where new technology is being introduced, the understanding and effective management of mechanised mining systems is essential to realising the improved safety and productivity that modern equipment promises. The program looks at the fundamentals of mechanised mine design, the planning and management of mechanised operations, organisational issues and advanced mining technologies.
Advanced Certificate In Mine Development and Production

Advanced Certificate In Mine Development and Production

After an ore body has been identified, mining development and production can begin. In these phases, waste rock and ore retrieval are the main components utilizing drill holes and explosives to break the ground for removal. The course complements theory with comprehensive instructions and hands-on experience using strategic mine planning software. Comparative analysis of different production scenarios, stockpiling, cutoff optimisation and their impacts on the bottom line of the mining business is illustrated. 

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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.

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