Certification of Competence - Mines or Petroleum - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require a certification of competence in order to perform certain functions at mines or petroleum sites. Certifications of competence may be either Competence Certificates or Practising Certificates.

The operation types at a coal mine that require a certification of competence are:

  • mining engineering manager
  • open cut examiner
  • electrical engineer
  • mechanical engineer
  • mining engineering manager - underground
  • undermanager
  • deputy
  • electrical engineering manager
  • mechanical engineering manager
  • cable repair signatory.

The operation types at a mine other than a coal mind that require a certification of competence are:

  • quarry manager
  • production manager
  • mining engineering manager.

The operation types at a petroleum site that require a certification of competence are:

  • rig manager
  • driller.

Please be aware that certifications may be granted unconditionally or subject to conditions.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this certification you must:

  • meet the age requirements
  • have the relevant experience
  • hold the required qualifications
  • have successfully completed any required courses or exams.

You are also required to:

  • submit the application form
  • pay the required fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees are listed on the attached document.

Other resources

Application

Apply

After lodging your application form you must undertake an examination at a prescribed venue. Please consult the Contact Officer for information or view their website.


Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment
Division of Resources and Energy
Mine Safety

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Planning and Environment
Division of Resources and Energy
Mine Safety


Operating address:
516 King Street
Maitland, New South Wales 2320
Mailing address:
PO Box 344
Hunter Region Mail Centre
NSW 2310

Phone:

02 4931 6625

Fax:

02 4931 6790
minesafety.competence@industry.nsw.gov.au

Supporting information

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