Certificate of Competency - First Class Mine Manager - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this certificate of competency if you intend to act in a management or inspection role for certain mining operations. This first class mine manager's certificate is required for the following activities:

  • acting as an underground manager or assistant underground manager for a mine employing 25 or more employee's underground
  • acting as a quarry manager for a quarry operation for a quarry employing more than 25 people
  • acting as the manager at any other mining operation where the state mining engineer has declared that the manager must hold this first class certificate.

Mining operations include exploration operations, developmental and construction work associated with opening up or operating a mine, the removal and disposal of overburden or waste or residues by mechanical or other means and the stacking, depositing, storage, and treatment of any substance considered to contain any mineral and the operation of blast furnaces and direct reduction furnaces.

A lesser certificate may be sufficient for certain management roles. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this certificate you must:

  • be at least 25 years old
  • hold a Bachelor of Engineering in mining from an Australian university or have attained an equivalent qualification
  • pass an examination on mining law
  • have at least 5 years' experience in a mine with at least 3 years of underground mining experience
  • be a person of good character
  • have received satisfactory training in First Aid
  • submit the required forms
  • pay the required fee.

The exact experience you require to obtain this certificate will vary depending on whether you intend to manage an underground coal mine, or another type of mine. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified by the Board.


Duplicate Certificate$143.00

Administering agency

Department of Mines and Petroleum
Resources Safety

Act(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Board of Examiners
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Resources Safety

Operating address:
1 Adelaide Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004
Mailing address:
100 Plain Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004


08 9358 8014


08 9358 8000

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