Xtract Training Services

Short Courses

 

Xtract Training Services - EvaluationBased on registered Qualifications/Skills Programmes/Unit Standards, these short courses range from 2-5 days in length and are designed to provide the knowledge component of the various Unit Standards.  Practical assignments at specific sites/laboratories/etc, form part of some of the courses. 

Statements of Results are issued confirming the core knowledge achievements gained – this comprises the ‘must know’ section of an assessment.  Thereafter, candidates will be required to undergo ‘on-the-job’ assessments as a separate exercise to complete the competency.

There is a requirement for completion of practical exercises and work experience as well as on the job assessment.  Candidates will need to have access to the pit/quarry and be in a position to complete the practical exercises and relative work experience as well as having a supervisor/manager who can mentor them prior to being assessed on the job.

Where possible, lectures and assessments may be combined.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES TRAINING

Xtract Training Services offers the Skills Programme (MQA/SP/0120/10) for Occupational Health and Safety activities for Part Time/Workplace Representatives and Shop Stewards in the Mining and Minerals industry.  This is the approved 10 day course which includes assessment and issue of a MQA Statement of Attainment that is acceptable for Discretionary Grant purposes.

For further information, please contact our offices on 010 591 4343 or 071 560 1618.

 

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National Certificate Rockbreaking - 62869 ( PROCESS CHART - CLICK HERE)

This qualification has replaced the Opencast Blasting Certificate which ceased on 30 June 2009.  This will be far more onerous requiring not only the knowledge component but also on-the-job training, mini-projects, assignments and assessment to be completed.  Line management will be encouraged to take an active part in the candidate's training mainly through mentoring and supervision.

Xtract Training Services (Pty) Ltd has developed a process ( CLICK HERE) to guide the candidate and enable completion of the qualification in the most effective and efficient way.

The Examine & Make Safe Surface Mines/Quarries Skills Programme as well as the Blast Assistant Skills Programme will remain Exit Level Outcomes in their own right as well as being included in the Rockbreaking Qualification.  This will enable those candidates who require these competencies to complete the individual Skills Programmes as required and also enable them to continue with their training if they so wish.

 

Examine & make safe – Surface Mines, Quarries, Dumps & Stockpiles

The Fall of Ground Regulations require each operation to have a 'Competent Person' responsible for examining, making and declaring safe their operation.

This is a 4 day course which provides the core knowledge component for the following  MQA Skills Programmes: 

  • The Examination, Making Safe and Declaring Safe of Surface Mines, Quarries, Dumps & Stockpiles – Competent A (Blasted) - SP-CLA-G015(A)
  • The Examination, Making Safe and Declaring Safe of Surface Mines, Quarries, Dumps and Stockpiles - Competent A (Unblasted) - SP-CLA-G015(B)

This course is the first step towards the Rockbreaking Qualification and an Exit Level Outcome in its own right.

The NEXT COURSE in Gauteng will be at Henley Bowling Club, Henley-on-Klip, Gauteng from 29 January - 1 February 2018.

For documentation for this course PLEASE CLICK HERE

Blasting Assistant in Surface Mines & Quarries/Surface Excavations

This 3 day course provides the core knowledge component for the new MQA Skills Programme - Blasting Assistant in Surface Mines & Quarries/Surface Excavations - SPCLA-G017.  The new SP has been approved by the MQA and was registered in May 2009. 

Following the phasing out of the Opencast Blasting Certificate on 30 June 2009, the Unit Standards included in this Skills Programme form part of the new Rockbreaking Qualification - Surface Excavations as well as being an Exit Level Outcome in its own right.

People credited with this Skills Programme are able to assist in Blasting Operations.

The NEXT COURSE will be held 19 - 21 February 2018at AEL, Modderfontein, Gauteng

For documentation for this course PLEASE CLICK HERE

 

Blasting Practices in Surface Mines & Quarries/Surface Excavations

This 3 day course provides the core knowledge component for the balance of the unit standards in the Rockbreaking Qualification that are not covered by the Skills Programmes Examine & Make Safe and Blast Assistant (Steps 1 and 2 in the Rockbreaking Qualification). 

Following the completion of this short course, the learner will be required to:

  • Complete a Log Book (provided by Xtract Training Services);
  • Work a required number of shifts under suitable supervision/mentoring:
  • Obtain a First Aid Certificate;
  • Have the required Fundamentals in place;
  • Be assessed fully competent on-the-job.

The next course will be held 12 - 15 March 2018 at AEL Modderfontein, Gauteng.

For documentation for this course PLEASE CLICK HERE

This course is only for candidates who have already completed their Blasting Assistant course. 

Processing - Aggregates

This 4 day course is directed at Quarry Managers, Quarry Management Trainees and Senior Plant Foremen.   There are many common elements for people engaged in processing of industrial minerals and extraction of other ores.

  • The principles of materials handling, crushing and screening are covered along with all the types and applications of the equipment.  The design and operation of various circuits/installations to produce a wide variety of products will be discussed as well as the engineering aspects including maintenance and controls.

NEXT COURSE: Date and venue TBA

Statutory Compliance & Environmental for Managers - Surface Mines & Quarries

This 3 day course ensures that the candidates are fully aware of their own responsibilities and duties as well as that of their superiors and subordinates, particularly in terms of the Mine Health & Safety Act and it's regulations.  It covers the following modules:

  • Applicable Acts & Regulations
  • Duties of Employers & Managers
  • Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment
  • Codes of Practice & Procedures
  • Staffing & Appointments
  • General Occupational Health & Safety
  • Environmental Acts/Regs plus ISO 140001
  • Pollutions & Controls
  • Rehabilitation
  • Inspections & Audits

This course is directed at Manager, Assistant Managers, Senior Foremen, Superintendents and others in management of trainee management situations employed in the Surface Mining/Quarrying industry and assists with preparation for Safety and Health and Environmental Audits.

NEXT COURSE: Date and venue TBA

Basic Construction Materials Testing

This is a 4 day course which provides the core knowledge component for the following  MQA Skills Programme:

  • Basic Construction Materials Testing – MQA/SP/0013/03

NEXT COURSE: Date and venue TBA

Introduction to Technical Supervision & Management in Surface Mines & Quarries

This 5-day course is directed at newly graduated Mining Engineers employed in the Surface Mining/Quarrying industry, Trainee Quarry Manager/Pit Overseers, people entering the surface mining industry from underground, managers newly employed in the industry who lack a mining background, etc.  It provides an extensive and practical profile of the various processes of the surface mining and quarrying industries. 

  • This course covers, amongst other subjects, some of the core technical knowledge in the Surface Mining & Quarrying stream in L4 Mining Operations qualification.

NEXT COURSE: Dates and venue to be advised

Contact Details

  •   010 591 4343
  •    086 513 1794
  •    071 560 1618
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  • 110 Boundary Street
  • Golfview, Walkerville
  • Gauteng
  • South Africa
  • 1876
  • PO Box 939
  • Walkerville
  • South Africa
  • 1876