Authorised Mine Surveyor's Certificate of Competency - Western Australia

Description

You will need this certificate of competency if you intend to survey and draw plans for underground mines and / or quarries.

There are two grades of certificate:

  • Grade 1 authorises you to make or draw surveys or plans of underground mines and quarries.
  • Grade 2 authorises you to make or draw surveys or plans of quarries only.

Service type

Licence

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Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this certificate of competency, you must:

  • be a person of good character
  • hold a prescribed qualification
  • have made underground surveys of a nature and under supervision satisfactory to the agency for at least 12 months in the case of grade 2 certificates or 24 months in the case of grade 1 certificates
  • have successfully undertaken a one hour oral exam set by the agency.

Prescribed qualifications include:

  • the degree or diploma in mine surveying technology from Curtin University Western Australian School of Mines
  • the 3 year diploma of mine surveying from the Department of Technical and Further Education (TAFE)
  • surveying qualifications from any School of Mines, University, Institute of Technology or Technical College deemed by the agency to be equivalent to a qualification referred to above.

Your surveying qualifications need to include:

  • at least two mining units and one geology unit for a grade 1 certificate
  • at least one mining unit for a grade 2 certificate.

Duration

Annual

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Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2020 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 Western Australia

Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

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