Quarry Manager's Certificate of Competency - Western Australia

Description

You will need this certificate of competency if you intend to act as a quarry manager. Quarry managers have the immediate direction and control of the quarry operations of a mine. Quarry operations are activities associated with the extraction of minerals or rock from an open pit but do not include administrative or engineering services or the operation of a treatment plant.

There are two types of certificate available:

  • standard - authorises you to act as a quarry manager in any mine, including mines where more than 25 people are employed and explosives are used.
  • restricted - authorises you to act as a quarry manager in a mine where either; fewer than 25 people are employed, regardless of whether explosives are used; or more than 25 people are employed, as long as explosives are not used.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a standard certificate you must:

  • be at least 24 years old
  • be a person of good character
  • have passed the relevant examinations set by the agency
  • hold a prescribed qualification
  • have practical experience in or about a quarry for at least 2 years, with 1 of those years consisting of first hand practical experience in production operations in a quarry or open pit, including at least three months of personal experience in the charging and firing of explosives within the quarry or pit
  • have received satisfactory training in first aid.

To be eligible for a restricted certificate you must:

  • be at least 21 years old
  • be a person of good character
  • have passed relevant examinations regarding quarrying and mining law
  • have practical experience in quarry operations for at least 2 years, with 1 of those years consisting of first hand practical experience in production operations in a quarry of open pit, including at least three months of personal experience in the charging and firing of explosives within the quarry or pit (experience in charging and firing explosives may not be needed if you intend to manage a mine where no explosives will be used)
  • have received satisfactory training in first aid.

Qualifications prescribed for a standard certificate include:

  • a bachelors degree in engineering from any Australian University
  • a diploma in mining or engineering from a recognised Australian Technical Institute
  • an associate diploma in surface mining from a recognised Tertiary Education Institution
  • a degree or diploma in geology or in mining or earth sciences related discipline considered to be appropriate by the agency
  • a qualification that is an equivalent and approved degree by the agency.

Duration

As specified

Fees

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Task Type Business Structure Description
General Application Other, Sole Trader

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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

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Contact details

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