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.
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.
Duration: As specified by the Board.
Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994
Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Mineral House 100 Plain Street
Telephone: (08) 9358 8014
Fax: (08) 9325 2280