MQA

The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) responsible for the administration of skills development programmes for the mining and minerals sector in South Africa.  It was first established under the Mine Health and Safety Act No.29 of 1996 and later registered as a SETA under the Skills Development Act No.97 of 1998.

Qual / Prog IDQualification Title / Learning Programme TitlePre-2009 NQF LevelNQF LevelLearning SubfieldFieldMin Credits
78545Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance: Mining and MineralsLevel 4NQF Level 04Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology159
57692Further Education and Training Certificate: Carbonate Materials Manufacturing ProcessesLevel 4NQF Level 04Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology170
78904Further Education and Training Certificate: Chemical Operations: Mining and MineralsLevel 4NQF Level 04Manufacturing and AssemblyField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology140
64249Further Education and Training Certificate: Diamond Design and EvaluationLevel 4NQF Level 04Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology164
64729Further Education and Training Certificate: Diamond ProcessingLevel 4NQF Level 04Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology161
72069Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Engineering: MiningLevel 4NQF Level 04Engineering and Related DesignField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology130
60295Further Education and Training Certificate: Electro-Mechanics: Mining and MineralsLevel 4NQF Level 04Engineering and Related DesignField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology171
60292Further Education and Training Certificate: Engineering Fabrication: Mining and MineralsLevel 4NQF Level 04Engineering and Related DesignField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology141
57875Further Education and Training Certificate: Jewellery DesigningLevel 4NQF Level 04Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology146
57876Further Education and Training Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing OperationsLevel 4NQF Level 04Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology150
58274Further Education and Training Certificate: Jewellery Setting ProcessesLevel 4NQF Level 04Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology146
73312Further Education and Training Certificate: Laboratory Analysis: Mining and MineralsLevel 4NQF Level 04Manufacturing and AssemblyField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology140
61329Further Education and Training Certificate: Laboratory Analysis: Mining and MineralsLevel 4NQF Level 04Manufacturing and AssemblyField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology140
74551Further Education and Training Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation: Mining and MineralsLevel 4NQF Level 04Engineering and Related DesignField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology134
63481Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting: Mining and MineralsLevel 4NQF Level 04Engineering and Related DesignField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology120
63494Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Handling: Rigging: Mining and MineralsLevel 4NQF Level 04Engineering and Related DesignField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology136
65194Further Education and Training Certificate: Metals Production: Mining and MineralsLevel 4NQF Level 04Manufacturing and AssemblyField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology140
64889Further Education and Training Certificate: Mineral ProcessingLevel 4NQF Level 04Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology137
74490Further Education and Training Certificate: Mining OperationsLevel 4NQF Level 04Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology160
77963Further Education and Training Certificate: Mining/Exploration GeologyLevel 4NQF Level 04Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology160
79827Further Education and Training Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety: Mining and MineralsLevel 4NQF Level 04Preventive HealthField 009 - Health Sciences and Social Services145
62796Further Education and Training Certificate: Strata Control OperationsLevel 4NQF Level 04Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology165
66070General Education and Training Certificate: Chemical Operations: Mining and MineralsLevel 1NQF Level 01Manufacturing and AssemblyField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology120
58267General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Minerals ProcessesLevel 1NQF Level 01Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology120
78543National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance: Mining and MineralsLevel 2NQF Level 02Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology125
78546National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance: Mining and MineralsLevel 5Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology144
78544National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance: Mining and MineralsLevel 3NQF Level 03Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology135
78903National Certificate: Chemical Operations: Mining and MineralsLevel 3NQF Level 03Manufacturing and AssemblyField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology120
78547National Certificate: Chemical Operations: Mining and MineralsLevel 2NQF Level 02Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology135
78966National Certificate: Diamond Design and EvaluationLevel 5Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology129
78843National Certificate: Diamond ProcessingLevel 5Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology121
59851National Certificate: Diamond ProcessingLevel 3NQF Level 03Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology150
60293National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics: Mining and MineralsLevel 2NQF Level 02Engineering and Related DesignField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology166
60294National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics: Mining and MineralsLevel 3NQF Level 03Engineering and Related DesignField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology141
60291National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication: Mining and MineralsLevel 3NQF Level 03Engineering and Related DesignField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology138
60290National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication: Mining and MineralsLevel 2NQF Level 02Engineering and Related DesignField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology148
21815National Certificate: Engineering Maintenance: Underground Hard Rock (Metalliferous)Level 2NQF Level 02Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology488
60272National Certificate: Generic Management: Cement ManufacturingLevel 5Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5Generic ManagementField 003 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies162
64869National Certificate: Generic Management: Mining ManagementLevel 5Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5Generic ManagementField 003 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies162
65209National Certificate: Jewellery ManufacturingLevel 3NQF Level 03Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology137
65049National Certificate: Jewellery ManufacturingLevel 2NQF Level 02Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology134
73311National Certificate: Laboratory Practice: CoalLevel 2NQF Level 02Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology120
73309National Certificate: Laboratory Practice: GeneralLevel 2NQF Level 02Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology120
73310National Certificate: Laboratory Practice: Precious MetalLevel 2NQF Level 02Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology120
78323National Certificate: Lamproom OperationsLevel 3NQF Level 03Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology126
74550National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation: Mining and MineralsLevel 2NQF Level 02Engineering and Related DesignField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology133
74552National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation: Mining and MineralsLevel 3NQF Level 03Engineering and Related DesignField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology120
63477National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting: Mining and MineralsLevel 2NQF Level 02Engineering and Related DesignField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology130
63471National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting: Mining and MineralsLevel 3NQF Level 03Engineering and Related DesignField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology120
63490National Certificate: Mechanical Handling: Rigging: Mining and MineralsLevel 3NQF Level 03Engineering and Related DesignField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology121
63485National Certificate: Mechanical Handling: Rigging: Mining and MineralsLevel 2NQF Level 02Engineering and Related DesignField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology127
65190National Certificate: Metals Production: Mining and MineralsLevel 2NQF Level 02Manufacturing and AssemblyField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology120
65192National Certificate: Metals Production: Mining and MineralsLevel 3NQF Level 03Manufacturing and AssemblyField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology120
90656National Certificate: Mine VentilationNot ApplicableNQF Level 02Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology124
59305National Certificate: Mineral ProcessingLevel 2NQF Level 02Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology129
62769National Certificate: Mineral ProcessingLevel 3NQF Level 03Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology130
58739National Certificate: Mining Operations for Underground Hard RockLevel 2NQF Level 02Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology130
21812National Certificate: Mining Operations: Underground CoalLevel 3NQF Level 03Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology127
65549National Certificate: Mining Technical SupportLevel 3NQF Level 03Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology138
60349National Certificate: Mining Technical SupportLevel 2NQF Level 02Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology125
74292National Certificate: Occupational Health, Safety and Environment: Mining And MineralsLevel 2NQF Level 02Preventive HealthField 009 - Health Sciences and Social Services120
79826National Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety: Mining and MineralsLevel 3NQF Level 03Preventive HealthField 009 - Health Sciences and Social Services144
79828National Certificate: Occupational Safety: Mining and MineralsLevel 5Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5Preventive HealthField 009 - Health Sciences and Social Services145
58760National Certificate: Rock Breaking Underground Hard RockLevel 3NQF Level 03Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology126
62869National Certificate: Rockbreaking: Surface ExcavationsLevel 3NQF Level 03Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology141
64909National Certificate: Small Scale MiningLevel 2NQF Level 02Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology143
90655National Certificate: Small Scale MiningNot ApplicableNQF Level 03Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology124
60369National Certificate: Strata Control OperationsLevel 3NQF Level 03Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology136
59549National Certificate: Strata Control OperationsLevel 2NQF Level 02Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology123
21841National Certificate: Winding Engine DrivingLevel 3NQF Level 03Fabrication and ExtractionField 006 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology127

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