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.
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.
Duration: As specified by the Board.
Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994
Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995