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 that employs 20 or more people:

  • site senior executive
  • first class mine manager.

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.


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 -

No fees for application for site senior executive. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $44.95

First class mine manager. Fees for 2021-22

Application process


The following documents must be submitted with the application:

  • certified copy of identification (birth certificate, driver's licence or passport)
  • certified proof of academic qualifications
  • verification by employers of prescribed practical experience
  • certified copy of current certificate in Senior First Aid including CPR
  • a letter in support from the mine's Site Senior Executive
  • if you have a statutory certificate from outside Australia you should also submit your certificate or a copy certified a true copy by a Justice of the Peace

You must sit both a three-hour written exam in mining law and an oral exam in mining law and practice.


This certificate cannot be transferred.

Additional information

Written examinations are held at various sites around Queensland on a monthly basis and oral examinations are held quarterly.

Administering agency

Resources Safety and Health Queensland

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Resources Safety and Health Queensland

Mailing address: GPO BOX 1321
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3199 8037
Email: BOESecretary@rshq.qld.gov.au
Website: Resources Safety and Health Queensland (Opens in new window)