3rd December 2020

Practising certificates holders will receive dispensation for maintenance of competence requirements because of the impacts of COVID-19.

A 12-month (20 per cent of learning hours) dispensation of maintenance of competence requirements for all current practising certificate holders applying from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. This means current certificate holders will only need to meet 80 per cent of their maintenance of competence requirements on their practising certificate during the five-year certificate period. It will not apply to holders of practising certificates granted after this time.

The changes have been made by the Resources Regulator in consultation with the Mining and Petroleum Competence Board.

More information about maintenance of competence is available on our website. Specific enquiries about maintenance of competence and practising certificates can be directed to our Mining Competencies and Authorisations team on 02 4063 6461 or mca@planning.nsw.gov.au