Underground Supervisor's Certificate of Competency - Western Australia


You will need this certificate of competency if you intend to be the underground manager or deputy underground manager of a mine employing people underground. An underground supervisor has the immediate direction and control of the underground operations of a mine.

If your mine has 25 or more people working underground you will instead need a First Class Mine Manager's Certificate of Competency.

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 an underground supervisor'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
  • have passed the mining practice and mining law 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)
  • has satisfied any other experience requirements set by the Agency
  • 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

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 Contact Officer.

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:


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
Email: safety@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Website: Resources Safety (Opens in new window)