Mine Surveyor’s Government Certificate of Competency


Mine Surveyor’s Government Certificate of Competency

Examination Administrator

Ms Gugu Mtetwa

Tel : +27(0)12-444 3545

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General information

The following documents must be supplied before writing the Mine Surveyor's Government Certificate of Competency examination:

• Application for acceptance  

• A certified copy of any of the following qualifications:

a) An appropriate mine surveying degree;  

b) A national diploma in mine surveying;  

c) The Chamber of Mines Advanced Certificate in Mine Surveying  

d) Any other equivalent mine surveying qualification(s) acceptable to the Commission of Examiners.

• A certified copy of the official Chamber of Mines record of service form on an official company letterhead confirming proof of your appropriate experience, subject to the following minimum criteria:

a) At least three years practical experience in mine surveying acceptable to the commission, provided that one year has been in the underground workings of a mine;

• An original letter from the Chief Surveyor, Mentor or other Competent Supervisor regarding your relevant experience.

• A testimonial confirming your general good conduct and sober habits.

• A certified copy of your identity document.

Once you have had confirmation of acceptance as a candidate, the following must be completed and submitted before the closing date of the examinations:

Examination arrangements 2015

Examination Dates

April examinations

October examinations

Closing date for acceptance

15 January 2015

30 July 2015

Closing date for examination

22 January 2015

06 August 2015



Availability of results

15 June 2015

16 November 2015

Closing date for appeal

09 July 2015

10 December 2015

Submission of remarks by moderators

23 July 2015

07 January 2015

NOTE: All examination entries received after the closing dates will be held over to the next examination. All re-mark appeals received after the closing dates will not be considered.
MSCC Examination Time Table - April 2015

MSCC Examination Time Table - October 2015

Examination arrangements 2016

Part A

Date and Time

Part B


Wednesday (08 April 2015)

Survey I

08:30 - 11:30


Mining Legislation

12:30 - 14:30


12:30 - 15:30

Mining Economics I


12:30 - 15:30

Mining Economics II Project



Thursday (09 April 2015)

Mining Economics I

08:30 - 11:30

Survey II


12:30 - 14:30



12:30 - 15:30

Survey III


Mining Economic 2 Project
• Practical Trail Survey Project


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