First Class Mine Manager's Certificate of Competency - Western Australia


You will need this certificate of competency if you intend to act in a management or inspection role for certain mining operations. This first class mine manager's certificate is required for the following activities:

  • acting as an underground manager or assistant underground manager for a mine employing 25 or more employee's underground
  • acting as a quarry manager for a quarry operation for a quarry employing more than 25 people
  • acting as the manager at any other mining operation where the state mining engineer has declared that the manager must hold this first class certificate.

Mining operations include exploration operations, developmental and construction work associated with opening up or operating a mine, the removal and disposal of overburden or waste or residues by mechanical or other means and the stacking, depositing, storage, and treatment of any substance considered to contain any mineral and the operation of blast furnaces and direct reduction furnaces.

A lesser certificate may be sufficient for certain management roles.

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 this certificate you must:

  • be at least 25 years old
  • hold a Bachelor of Engineering in mining from an Australian university or have attained an equivalent qualification
  • pass an examination on mining law
  • have at least 5 years' experience in a mine with at least 3 years of underground mining experience
  • be a person of good character
  • have received satisfactory training in First Aid.

The exact experience you need to obtain this certificate will vary depending on whether you intend to manage an underground coal mine, or another type of mine.

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


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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

Act(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Resources Safety

Contact details

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Resources Safety

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Western Australia
Operating address: Level 2
1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Operating address: Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: Locked Mail Bag Service 100
East Perth, Western Australia
Phone: 08 9358 8002
Fax: 08 9358 8000
Website: Resources Safety (Opens in new window)