A person is eligible for a first class mine manager’s certificate for non-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 non-coal mines; and
- passes an applicable legislation examination for a first class mine manager’s certificate for non-coal mines; and
- works at a mine for at least 5 years, and an underground non-coal mine for at least 3 years; and
- while working in an underground non-coal mine, has experience carrying out each relevant activity (see below) for at least 3 months, and working for at least 6 months in mine ventilation, mine planning or mine emergency management; and
- is of good character; and
- receives first aid training.
Relevant activity means
- managing ground stability; and
- production activities in stopes and development faces; and
- use of explosives; 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”
The Competence Advisory Committee's assessment of "good character" is based on the National Police Certificate provided by the applicant.
First aid training
HTLAID011 Provide First Aid is the minimum requirement for statutory certification.
No fee payable to sit the work health and safety examination