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Certificate of competence - Queensland


You will need a certificate of competence if you intend to perform any of the following positions at a coal mine site:

  • deputy
  • site senior executive
  • open-cut examiner
  • first class mine manager
  • second class mine manager
  • ventilation officer.

This certificate shows that you have the appropriate skills and knowledge to carry out duties of your position.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

The requirements will vary depending on what position you occupy.

To be eligible you must:

  • meet the educational and practical experience standards relevant to the position
  • complete the written and oral examination process with a mark of above 70% (site senior executives do not need to pass the oral exam).


Until suspended or cancelled


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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You can find the current fees here.

Application process


You will need to complete the appropriate application form and attach the required documents (including a work history attachment).

You must complete the application and examination process within 5 years of lodging your application. Otherwise, you will need to lodge a new application. This means that you will need to:

  • meet the educational and practical experience criteria in force at the time of lodging your new application
  • undertake the written and oral examination process from the beginning (e.g. if you had previously successfully completed the written examination but not the oral examination, you will need to re-sit the new written examination before proceeding to the oral examination).

Administering agency

Resources Safety and Health Queensland

Contact details

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