What is the WHS Mines statutory positions portal (MSPP)?

Introducing the online system to manage certification and examination processes

The WHS Mines Statutory Positions Portal (MSPP) is a learning management system that is configured with learning pathways to manage statutory certification processes and examination enrolments applicable to statutory positions on mining operations.

Phased approach to exams

WorkSafe has completed the rollout of exams and certification pathways for site senior executives, exploration manager; statutory supervisors; underground managers (non-coal); underground supervisors (non-coal) and quarry managers. 

In March 2024 exam bookings will open for authorised mine surveyors, radiation safety officers, noise officers, mine air quality officers, underground ventilation officers. 

Examinations schedule

Notice of intention to conduct applicable legislation examinations. More sessions will be added as they are confirmed.

Legislation examinations

Enrolments are open for site senior executives, exploration managers, statutory supervisors, underground managers (non coal) underground supervisors (non-coal), quarry managers and restricted quarry managers. 


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February 2024
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Mining practical examinations 

Enrolments are open for underground supervisors without qualifications (non-coal), restricted quarry managers (explosives and non-explosives)


February 2024
7 February 2024

Unless otherwise advised the examination sessions will be conducted at the following times, 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm. Please arrive at least 30 minutes early for registration as you will need to present your photo ID for checking. Registration strictly closes 15 minutes before the examination session starts. You will not be able to sit the exam if you arrive after this time.

Subscribe to WorkSafe Mines Safety news alerts to stay up to date with the schedule. 

There are no fees payable to sit the work health and safety legislation or practical examination.

Registering for a portal account

In order for you to register for an account on the portal, certain information must be provided about your identity. The personal information you provide will be used to verify your identity and confirm your eligibility to sit an exam.

Registration relies on the applicant’s USI – unique student identifier. If you have previously enrolled for a qualification with a registered training organisation, you will have a USI. It should appear on any training records they have issued.

If you don’t have a USI then you will need to create one before proceeding.

Other documentation may also be required for some learning pathways. Without this information, applications cannot be processed.

Once you have registered, you can enrol in your chosen statutory learning pathway and book an exam session. 

Statutory learning pathways

The learning pathways allow users to:

  • access the application process to obtain a statutory certificate, including any examinations, required to be eligible for a certificated statutory position
  • enrol for an examination required for eligibility for a non-certificated statutory position
  • enrol for an examination required to transition a certificate of competency so it meets certification requirements under the Work Health and Safety Mines Regulations.

Enrolling for a statutory learning pathway

Reasonable adjustments 

Candidates who have a disability, illness and/or medical condition affecting their capacity to apply for or sit a statutory examination may request a reasonable adjustment. Confidentiality will be maintained.

To apply, you must provide a completed medical report from an independent health professional, for example a general practitioner (GP), medical specialist or psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.

If you require a reasonable adjustment, you should not book an examination session until the reasonable adjustment has been confirmed.

Application to apply for a reasonable adjustment for a statutory examination


The portal how-to guides and help videos should be the viewed before using the MSPP as they will provide answers to most questions. 

If your issue isn’t covered by these resources then please contact the WorkSafe Contact Centre on 1300 307 877 indicating that your query relates to mines statutory positions. Depending on the issue to be resolved, administrative or technical support will be provided.

Access the Mines statutory positions portal 

Mines statutory positions portal


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