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Practising certificate reminder

From 1 October 2020, a practising certificate must be held by anyone intending to exercise a statutory function at a mine that requires the certificate. We will be monitoring compliance with the new requirements. Those requiring a practising certificate should apply by 4 September to ensure they receive the certificate by the deadline.

The transitional arrangements (PDF, 2.42 MB) that have allowed holders of certificates of competence to exercise statutory functions will end on 30 September 2020. This means certificates of competence, production manager permits or qualifications alone will no longer entitle the holder to exercise a statutory function that requires a practising certificate.

There is no change for individuals who exercise the mechanical engineer or electrical engineer statutory functions.

Click here for further information on practising certificates or email us at

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