Winding Engine Driver's Certificate of Competency - Western Australia


You will require this certificate if you intend to operate a winding engine on a mine site. A winding engine is any machinery used to raise or lower things in a shaft or winch to transport persons, material or rock. This does not include any lifting machine, endless rope haulage or scraper winch installation.

Two different classes of this certificate are available:

  • Class 1: authorises you to operate a winding engine having any power input; and
  • Class 2: authorises you to operate a winding engine having a power input between 25 and 75 kilowatts.

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 a Class 1 or Class 2 certificate you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old;
  • Be a person of good character;
  • Be medically fit;
  • Have passed the relevant exams set by the Agency;
  • Provide a professional reference and a character reference;
  • Meet the work experience requirements relevant to the class of winding engine you intend to operate;
  • Submit the required form; and
  • Pay any required fees.

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


Until revoked.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $143.00

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

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
Website: Resources Safety (Opens in new window)