Certificate of Competency - Deputy - Western Australia


You will need a certificate of competency if you intend to act as a deputy in a mine. A deputy is a person who has the immediate supervision of employees and the direction of mining operations under the control of an underground manager.

You will not need this certificate if you already hold a first class mine manager's certificate, or an underground supervisor's certificate.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 a deputy's certificate you must:

  • be at least 23 years of age
  • hold a Degree, Diploma or Associate Diploma in Mining Engineering from a recognised University, School of Mines or Institute of Technology, or have passed the examinations set by the Agency
  • have general experience in underground mining and have been employed for not less than 5 years underground (or 2 years if a graduate)
  • have at least 6 months face experience in coal mining operations and development
  • have at least 6 months full-time underground employment directly involved in ventilation control, roof support, shot firing, conveyor haulage and transport
  • be of good character
  • have received satisfactory training in first aid.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $143.00

Fees for 2021-22

General Duplicate Certificate All $143.00

Fees for 2021-22


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Certificate of Competency - Deputy - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Apply All Application for Mutual Recognition of Australian Occupation - PDF (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Act(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 Western Australia

Application process


Please lodge your application form, and any other associated documents directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Resources Safety

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Board of Examiners

Resources Safety

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Western Australia
Phone: 08 9358 8001
Fax: 08 9358 8000
Email: boe@dmirs.wa.gov.au