Certificate of competency (underground metalliferous mines) - Queensland


You will need a certificate if you intend to perform any of the following positions in an underground metalliferous mine:

  • site senior executive
  • first class mine manager.

Site senior executive notices are not issued for sites employing 10 persons or less.

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.


This certificate remains in effect perpetually unless suspended or cancelled.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

There is no application fee for site senior executive certificate. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $48.32

First class mine manager. Fees for 2023-24

Application process


All applicants will be required to apply in a 2-step process. To sit the written legislation exam you must complete the application form for the legislation exam and supply your work history along with all specified qualifications and any other specified documentation. You must also have written verification for their readiness to sit the written legislation exam from the Site Senior Executive and where applicable from their Underground Mine Manager.

Once you have passed your written legislation exam, you must now apply to sit your oral exam. This entails completing the second application form and having the Site Senior Executive and where applicable the Underground Mine Manager provide a signed statement that they have assessed you and consider you ready to sit your oral exam.

Administering agency

Resources Safety and Health Queensland

Contact details

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