What is the Mines statutory positions portal (MSPP)?

Introducing the online system to manage certification and examination processes

The 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. 

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.

Candidates wishing to enrol, read the Enrolling for a statutory learning pathway guide. 

Registering for a portal account

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 unique student identifier (USI). 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. 

Phased approach to exams

WorkSafe has completed the following rollout of exams and certification pathways.

Phase 1 Phase 2
Site senior executives Authorised mine surveyors
Exploration manager Radiation safety officers
Statutory supervisors Noise officers
Underground managers (non-coal) Mine air quality officers
Underground supervisors (non-coal)  Underground ventilation officers
Quarry managers -

Exam bookings are now open for all the above statutory positions.

Examination schedule

For the latest examination schedule visit Mines statutory position: schedule of examination or subscribe to WorkSafe Mines Safety news alerts


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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