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 (LMS) that is configured with learning pathways to manage statutory certification processes and examination enrolments applicable to statutory positions on mining operations.

There will be a phased rollout to access exam and certification pathways over the next six months or so, with indicative dates listed below:

PHASE 1 Site senior executives, exploration managers

  • Bookings open Thursday 23 February 2023
  • Exams delivered from Wednesday 15 March 2023

PHASE 2 Statutory supervisors

  • Bookings open Monday 20 March 2023
  • Exams delivered from Wednesday 19 April 2023

PHASE 3 Underground managers (non-coal), underground supervisors (non-coal)

  • Bookings open Monday 29 May 2023
  • Exams delivered from Wednesday 21 June 2023

PHASE 4 Quarry managers

  • Bookings open Monday 3 July 2023
  • Exams delivered from Wednesday 2 August 2023

PHASE 5 Radiation safety officers, noise officers, mine air quality officers, underground ventilation officers

  • Bookings open Monday 15 January 2024
  • Exams delivered from Wednesday 7 February 2024 

Information for mines surveyors will be provided once confirmed.

Examination schedule

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

Site senior executives and exploration managers

March 2023

April 2023

May 2023 June 2023

23 March 2023

05 April 2023

5 May 2023 2 June 2023

24 March 2023

06 April 2023

12 May 2023 9 June 2023

29 March 2023

12 April 2023

19 May 2023 16 June 2023
30 March 2023

13 April 2023

26 May 2023  23 June 2023
31 March 2023

14 April 2023

  30 June 2023

19 April 2023


20 April 2023


21 April 2023



27 April 2023



28 April 2023



Statutory supervisors


April 2023 May 2023 June 2023

19 April 2023

3 May 2023 1 June 2023

20 April 2023

4 May 2023 2 June 2023

21 April 2023

5 May 2023 7 June 2023

27 April 2023

10 May 2023 8 June 2023

28 April 2023

11 May 2023 9 June 2023
  12 May 2023 14 June 2023
  17 May 2023 15 June 2023
  18 May 2023 16 June 2023
  19 May 2023 21 June 2023
  25 May 2023 22 June 2023
  26 May 2023 23 June 2023
  31 May 2023 29 June 2023
    30 June 2023


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.

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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. 

Access the portalClick this box to access the portal

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.

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