You will require this certificate of competency if you intend to act as a quarry manager. A quarry manager has control of the quarry operations of a mine. Quarry operations are activities associated with extraction of minerals or rock from an open pit, a strip mine, hydraulic mining or solution mining but do not include administrative or engineering services or the operation of a treatment plant.
Please note that there are two levels of this certificate of competency available: standard and restricted. A standard certificate authorises you to act as a quarry manager in any mine, including those where more than 25 people are employed and explosives are used. A restricted certificate only 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
- more than 25 people are employed, as long as explosives are not used.
You will not require this certificate of competency if you already hold a first class mine manager's certificate of competency. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.