If you are eligible, your NZ Certificate in Mining or Quarrying may be fees free

Tertiary education has been made fees free for eligible first time tertiary students.

You may be eligible for Fees Free if you are:

  • a New Zealander or ordinarily resident in New Zealand; and
  • a recent secondary school leaver; or
  • not a recent secondary school leaver but have undertaken less than half a year of tertiary study or training.

See more information here.

Please note: Fees free cannot be used for Certificate of Competence courses. It can however be used for all New Zealand Certificates and Diplomas in Mining and Quarrying.


It's a no brainer that training is the way to make sure you and your workmates or staff go home safe every day. That's why MinEx regularly publishes the Train Brain - our email newsletter to keep you up informed of all the latest training opportunities around the country.

With the new safety legislation now in place, training has got more demanding. Until recently, renewing your CoC was a once every 5 year cakewalk. Now, new competencies are demanded and you must keep up to date with your Continuing Professional Development.

You can subscribe to the Train Brain, or check out the current courses on offer in the latest issue.