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Mining and Petroleum Competence Board

The Mining and Petroleum Competence Board (the Board) is a statutory board that advises the Minister (Deputy Premier) and the NSW Resources Regulator on:

  • setting of competence standards
  • standards for assessing competence
  • requirements for the maintenance of competence for exercising functions at a mine that impact on the health and safety of any person.

The Board is established under the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013 (Act) and Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 (Regulation).

The Board comprises people representing the interests of employers and employees, officers of the NSW Department of Regional NSW and independents with expertise in the development and assessment of competence standards for people performing functions at mines. The Board is chaired by an independent chairperson. The current membership is:

Name Nominee of (organisation)
Ruth Mackay Independent Chairperson
Chris Dolden Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia
Ashley McLeod NSW Minerals Council
Andrew Grivas NSW Minerals Council
Stephen Barrett Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union
Stephen Tranter Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union
Justin Smith Australian Workers' Union
Peter Standish Independent
Kylie Fahey Independent
Garvin Burns Resources Regulator, Department of Regional NSW
Tony Linnane Mining, Exploration and Geoscience, Department of Regional NSW       

You can contact the board by emailing the secretariat

Projects and industry consultation

View our public consultations and initiatives on our Have your say page.

Key publications

Download the board's strategic plan, annual reports, incorporating charter and meeting minutes on the board publications page.

Examiners for certificates of competence

To see a list of examiners for statutory functions or to find out about becoming an examiner refer to the examiners page.

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