Underground Mine/Quarry Manager's Certificate of Competency - South Australia

Service summary

The First Class Underground Mine Manager's Certificate enables the holder to act in the capacity of an underground mine manager, who is the person who has immediate charge or direction of the mining operations of an underground mine. The Second Class Underground Mine Manager's Certificate enables the holder to act in the capacity of an underground mine manager, where up to 19 persons may be employed.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

A Degree or Diploma in mining engineering or acceptable equivalent for First Class and three years mining/quarrying experience with one year being hands on in either underground mine or in a quarry, depending on certificate applied for.

Must hold appropriate qualifications sufficient for Second Class underground mine or Second Class quarry manager's certificates.

Must also be at least 25 years of age for any type of certificate.

All applicants for first or second class underground mine or quarry manager's certificates must pass an examination.




$30.00 application fee.
$19.00 each for examination for second class quarry manager's certificate.
$19.00 each for written examination in mining law.
Issue of underground mine or quarry manager certificate $46.75.
Issue of duplicate mine or quarry manager certificate $30.00.

Cheque, money order, credit card (Visa or Master), no cash.

Additional information

Refer eligibility

Must provide copy of qualifications and relevant documents as per the Guidelines

Administering agency

Resources and Energy Group
Mining Regulation Branch

Act(s) name

Mines & Works Inspection Act 1920 (South Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Mines & Works Inspection Regulations 2013 (South Australia)

Contact details

Administrator Board of Examiners for Mine Managers

Operating address:
Level 7, 101 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001



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