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This level II diploma program can prepare entrants for the process of working in the construction trade within the mining industry. This is a nationally recognized qualification that can assist those working in the mining sector and across a broad range of positions.

Candidates can designate their specialization within this program and decide where they would be most effective within the industry. With 11 pathways available for specialists, the diploma in tunneling operations is available to assist anyone that's interested in getting into the mining industry throughout the world.

Tunneling operations can prepare students for the process of undertaking various tasks safely within the mining industry. Confirming productive health and safety standards and undertaking tasks that can lead to safer workplaces can lead to a greater demand for employment and more options for employment in the industry.

Price: £600

Entry Requirements: No formal entry requirements for this course

Mandatory Units:

Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace.

Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace.

Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace.

Additional Units:

Additional mandatory units are available for each different pathway for this course

Different Pathways:

Hand Miner

Shaft Miner

Tunneling Machine operator

Spoil Removal Conveyor Operator

Tunneling operator

Tunnel fitter/Electricians Mate

Sprayed concrete lining Nozzle man

Pipe jacking/ Micro tunneling operative

Separation plant operative

Tunnel Transport operator



Pass or fail exam based on a total qualification time of 340-1470 hours. The assessment is internally assessed and verified by staff center and then examined with quality assurance by ProQual. 

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