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 the general directions and control of the quarry operations of the mine. Quarry operations involve activities associated with extraction of minerals or rock from the open pit but do not include administrative or engineering services or the operation of a treatment plant.

You will not require this certificate of competency if you hold a first class mine manager's certificate of competency.
What are the eligibility requirements for this licence?
To be eligible for a first class mine manager's certificate you must:

- Be at least 24 years of age;
- Hold a degree in EITHER 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 have attained a qualification that is an equivalent and approved degree by the Board;
- Have passed the mining law examination;
- Have the required practical experience in or about a mine for a period of no less than 2 years. 1 of those years must consist 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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
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?
Associated document: Quarry Manager's Certificate of Competency (Fact Sheet) Retrieve the 'Quarry Manager's Certificate of Competency (Fact Sheet) ' form.
Initial application: Application for Quarry Manager's Certificate of Competency Retrieve the 'Application for Quarry Manager's Certificate of Competency' form.
Associated document: Mutual Recognition of Australian Occupations Retrieve the 'Mutual Recognition of Australian Occupations' form.
Initial application: Application for Mutual Recognition of Australian Occupations Retrieve the 'Application for Mutual Recognition of Australian Occupations' 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?
General Enquiries
Mines Safety
Resources Safety
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Mineral House 100 Plain Street
East Perth
WA 6004
Telephone: (08) 9358 8014
Fax: (08) 9325 2280
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