Certificate of Competence - Mines or Petroleum - New South Wales


You will need a certificate of competence in order to perform certain functions at mines or petroleum sites.

The operation types at a coal mine that require a certificates are:

  • mining engineering manager
  • open cut examiner
  • electrical engineer
  • mechanical engineer
  • mining engineering manager - underground
  • undermanager
  • deputy
  • electrical engineering manager
  • mechanical engineering manager
  • cable repair signatory.

The operation types at a mine other than a coal mind that require a certificate are:

  • quarry manager
  • production manager
  • mining engineering manager.

The operation types at a petroleum site that require a certificate are:

  • rig manager
  • driller.

Please be aware that your certificate may be granted unconditionally or subject to conditions.

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:

  • meet the age requirements
  • have the relevant experience
  • hold the required qualifications
  • have successfully completed any required courses or exams.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will be required to undertake additional maintenance of competency activities for the duration of your licence.


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2022 New South Wales

Application process


After lodging your application form you must undertake an examination at a prescribed venue. Please consult the Contact Officer for information or view their website.

Administering agency

Department of Regional NSW

Division of Resources and Geoscience

Contact details

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