Certificate of Competency - Quarry Manager
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When is this licence required?

You will require this certificate of competency if you intend to act as a quarry manager.

A quarry manager has control of the quarry operations of a mine. Quarry operations are activities associated with extraction of minerals or rock from an open pit, a strip mine, hydraulic mining or solution mining but do not include administrative or engineering services or the operation of a treatment plant.

Please note that there are two levels of this certificate of competency available: standard and restricted.

A standard certificate authorises you to act as a quarry manager in any mine, including those where more than 25 people are employed and explosives are used. A restricted certificate only authorises you to act as a quarry manager in a mine where:

  • Fewer than 25 people are employed, regardless of whether explosives are used; or
  • More than 25 people are employed, as long as explosives are not used.

You will not require this certificate of competency if you already hold a first class mine manager's certificate of competency. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

What are the eligibility requirements for this licence?

To be eligible for this certificate you must:

  • Be at least 24 years of age for a standard certificate, or 21 years of age for a restricted certificate;
  • Have passed the relevant examinations set by the Agency;
  • Have practical experience in or about a mine for a period of no less than 2 years, with 1 of those years consisting of first hand practical experience in production operations in a quarry or open pit, including three months of personal experience in the charging and fire of explosives within the quarry or pit;
  • Be of good character; and
  • Have received satisfactory training in First Aid.

You must complete an examination in mining law. If applying for a restricted certificate you must also complete a practical examination.

In addition, to be eligible for the standard unrestricted certificate you must have completed one of:

  • A degree in engineering from an Australian University;
  • A Diploma in Mining or Engineering from a recognised Australian Technical Institute;
  • An Associate Diploma in Surface Mining from a recognised Tertiary Education Institution;
  • A Degree or Diploma in Geology or in mining or earth science considered by the board as appropriate; or
  • A qualification that is an equivalent and approved degree by the Board.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

How much does this licence cost?
Application: $143
Miscellaneous : Replacement Certificate: $143.
How often do you need to apply for this licence?
Duration: As specified by the Board.
What forms do you need to complete and what other documents provide more information?
Initial application: Application for Quarry Manager's Certificate of Competency Retrieve the 'Application for Quarry Manager's Certificate of Competency' form.
Initial application: Application for Mutual Recognition of Australian Occupations Retrieve the 'Application for Mutual Recognition of Australian Occupations' form.
Associated document: Quarry Manager's Certificate of Competency Past Exam Papers Retrieve the 'Quarry Manager's Certificate of Competency Past Exam Papers' form.
Associated document: Examinations Information Retrieve the 'Examinations Information' form.
Associated document: Quarry Manager's Certificate of Competency Fact Sheet Retrieve the 'Quarry Manager's Certificate of Competency Fact Sheet' form.
What legislation specifies this requirement?
Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994
Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995
Who can you talk to for more information?
Board of Examiners
Resources Safety
Department of Mines and Petroleum
1 Adelaide Street
East Perth
WA 6004
100 Plain Street
East Perth
WA 6004
Telephone: (08) 9358 8014
Fax: (08) 9358 8000