First class mine manager’s certificate for coal mines

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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 management unit for a first class mine manager’s certificate for coal mines; and
  • passes an applicable legislation examination for a first class mine manager’s certificate for coal mines; and
  • works at a mine for at least 5 years, and an underground coal mine for at least 3 years; and
  • while working in an underground coal mine, has experience carrying out each relevant activity (see below) for at least 3 months, and working in mine ventilation, mine planning or mine emergency management for at least 6 months; and
  • is of good character; and
  • receives first aid training.

Relevant activity means

  • managing ground stability; and
  • production activities at the coal face; and
  • mine transport and other services necessary for mining operations to be carried out.

Approved WHS management units

Statutory certification requires completion of the national units of competency in health and safety risk management approved for this certificate.

Assessment of "good character”

Statutory certification requires a person to be “of good character”. The assessment by the Competence Advisory Committee is based on the National Police Certificate.

First aid training

HTLAIDDO11 Provide First Aid is the minimum requirement for statutory certification.

 

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