You will require this certificate of competency if you intend to be the underground manager or deputy underground manager of a mine employing people underground.
An underground supervisor has the immediate direction and control of the underground operations of a mine. If your mine has 25 or more people working underground you will instead need a First Class Mine Manager's Certificate of Competency. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for an underground supervisor's certificate you must:
- Be at least 23 years of age;
- Hold a Degree, Diploma or Associate Diploma in Mining Engineering from a recognised University, School of Mines or Institute of Technology;
- Have passed the mining practice and mining law examinations set by the Agency;
- Have general experience in underground mining and have been employed for not less than 5 years underground (or 2 years if a graduate);
- Has satisfied any other experience requirements set by the Agency;
- Be of good character;
- Have received satisfactory training in first aid;
- Submit the required form; and
- Pay the required fee.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
As specified by the Board.
Please lodge your application form, and any other associated documents directly with the Contact Officer.
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 (Western Australia)
Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (Western Australia)
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