Underground Supervisor's Certificate of Competency - Western Australia


You will require 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
  • submit the required form
  • pay the required fee.

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


As specified by the Board.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $143.00
General Duplicate Certificate All $143.00

Act(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 WA

Regulation(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 WA

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.

Resources Safety

Resources Safety

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 2
1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: 100 Plain Street
East Perth, Western Australia, 6004
Phone: 08 9358 8002
Fax: 08 9358 8000
Email: ResourcesSafety@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Website: Resources Safety (Opens in new window)