The purpose of this programme is to equip learners with the required competencies to conduct safe and efficient rockbreaking activities in surface excavation. The National Certificate in Rock Breaking for Surface Excavations (NQF Level 3) is a statutory requirement in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act and Regulations for persons conducting rock breaking operations to be deemed competent. This is an accredited programme which will allow organisations to score under Category B or C of the Learning Programme Matrix.