You will require a certificate of competency if you intend to act as a deputy in a mine. A deputy is a person who has the immediate supervision of employees and the direction of mining operations under the control of an underground manager.
You will not require this certificate if you already hold a first class mine manager's certificate, or an underground supervisor's certificate. 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 a deputy'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, or have passed the 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);
- Have at least 6 months face experience in coal mining operations and development;
- Have at least 6 months full-time underground employment directly involved in ventilation control, roof support, shot firing, conveyor haulage and transport;
- Be of good character; and
- Have received satisfactory training in first aid;
- Submit any required forms; 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 Agency.
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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