Certificate of Competency - Deputy - Western Australia

Service summary

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.

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 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.

Duration

As specified by the Board.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$143.00
GeneralMiscellaneous$143.00

Replacement Certificate

Forms

 Resources
Apply Application for Mutual Recognition of Australian Occupation - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

Application for a Certificate of Competency - Deputy - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

 Resources
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Application

Apply

Please lodge your application form, and any other associated documents directly with the Agency.


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

Phone:

08 93588014

Fax:

08 93588000
boe@dmp.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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