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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 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 2022 (Regulation).

The Board comprises people representing the interests of employers and employees, officers of the Department of Regional NSW and independent members 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)
Joanne Muller AM Independent Chairperson
Craig Reed NSW Minerals Council
Tony Israel NSW Minerals Council
Kurt Bridges Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia
Ron Cowdrey Australian Workers' Union
Stephen Barrett Mining and Energy Union
Stephen Tranter Mining and Energy Union
Kylie Fahey Independent
Jessica Urquhart Independent
Anthony Margetts Resources Regulator, Department of Regional NSW
Angela Hudson 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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