Executive Diploma in Mine Management

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This course was designed to equip technical mining professionals with the competencies that will enable them to operate versatile, sustainable and cost-effective mining operations.  It was developed on the premise that in addition to technical capacity, future mining industry leaders will need to:

  • Identify and mitigate mining related risks and choose when to make decisions with uncertain and incomplete information.
  • Incorporate best practices and invest in new mining technologies that will bring the highest benefits.
  • Communicate, work, and lead teams to solve complex problems.
  • Build effective reciprocal relationships with local communities.
  • Integrate social, environmental, health, safety, security, and life-of-mine considerations into sustainable decisions for the mining industry.
  • Assess and understand the economic conditions of their mining operations

The Executive Diploma in Mine Management delivers integrated mine-applied business and management principles, which address the ever-changing mine business environment that will enable managers to be technically competent and able to implement disruptive technologies, new ideas and systems.

Aim of the Course

The aim of the course is to develop a Mine Manager with the knowledge, skills and attitudes of Mining and allied industries.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  • develop management processes and systems in both surface and underground operations of various types.
  • apply occupational health and safety principles in mining.
  • evaluate environmental and sustainability issues in the design and location of mine infrastructure.
  • demonstrate an appreciation of the mine value chain.
  • demonstrate knowledge of the benefits and demands of human resources.
  • demonstrate an understanding of economic and technical factors which influence viability of a mining project.
  • solve problems using mining operations management principles.
  • ensure effective administration and financing of mining operations.
  • demonstrate a critical, logical and objective approach to the economics of mining operations.
  • Perform mining operations strategic planning.

Course Duration

Course duration is one year (1820 notional hours) of theory. This will be comprised of blended learning that includes face-to-face tuition in the form of block release tailored learning and distance learning.

Admission Requirements

A minimum of a certificate in Mining, Mine Survey, Mine Geology, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy and Mine Ventilation or their equivalents, with three years of relevant mining supervisory experience. An application for the course should be accompanied with a letter of sobriety from their employer.


This course meets the education requirements of the HEXCO National Diploma for certification for Metallurgical Assay. a national Diploma certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the course.


  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Mine Manager
  • General Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Minerals Resources Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Mine Superintendent
  • Plant Superintendent
  • Engineering Superintendent


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