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A person is eligible for an authorised mine surveyor’s certificate (grade 1) if the person: holds a degree or diploma in mine surveying technology from an Australian university that includes 2 units in mining and 1 unit in structural geology or engineering geology, or a 3-year diploma of mine...
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A person is eligible for a restricted quarry manager’s (RQM) certificate if they can demonstrate evidence of: Working on a mine where quarry operations are carried out minimum of 2 years Complete the Statement of experience: RQM – 2 years employment on a quarry template Working in managing ground...
Statutory certificates
A person is eligible for a quarry manager’s (QM) certificate if they can demonstrate evidence of: Working on a mine where quarry operations are carried out minimum of 2 years Complete the Statement of experience: QM – 2 years employment on a quarry template Working in managing ground stability,...
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A person who holds a relevant qualification (see below) is eligible for a deputy’s certificate for underground coal mines if the person: reaches 23 years of age; and passes an applicable legislation examination for a deputy’s certificate for underground coal mines, and works at an underground coal...
Statutory certificates
A person is eligible for an underground supervisor (UGS) certificate if they can demonstrate the criteria below. Underground supervisor’s certificates with qualifications A person who holds a relevant qualification is eligible for an underground supervisor's certificate if the person demonstrates...
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A person is eligible for a first class mine manager’s certificate for coal mines if the person: reaches 25 years of age; and holds a degree in mining engineering from an Australian university, or a qualification approved by MCAC to be equivalent; and successfully completes an approved WHS risk...
Statutory certificates
A person is eligible for a first class mine manager’s (FCMM) certificate for non-coal mines if they can demonstrate evidence of: Working on a mine site for a minimum of 5 years Complete the Statement of experience: FCMM – 5 years employment on a mine site template The experience must include a...
Statutory certificates
Holders of the following mining certificates of competency issued in another Australian State or Territory or New Zealand may be eligible to apply for mutual recognition of those certificates in Western Australia. Certificate of competency to manage a quarry (coal and non-coal operations)...
Statutory certificates
The Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 (WHS Mines Regulations) set out the statutory certificates that may be granted to a person, and the eligibility requirements for those certificates. Schedule 27 should be consulted for full details of requirements and functions. Following an...
Statutory certificates
The eligibility criteria for statutory positions, including the competency requirements to be met before a person may be appointed to a position, are listed in regulations 675ZI(1) for site senior executive and 675ZM(1) for exploration manager, and Schedule 26 of the Work Health and Safety (Mines)...
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