Changes to certificate of competence exams for 2020

All written and oral exams have been postponed due to COVID-19. Applications are still being accepted and closing dates will be reviewed once the postponed calendar is finalised. Please subscribe to Mine Safety News for further updates.

Revised exam calendar

The 2020 calendar has been republished with changes highlighted in red.

Statutory function holders only to sign off experience

A supervising manager can no longer sign off experience in the application for examination. Only people who practise in the relevant statutory function (mining engineering manager, electrical engineering manager, mechanical engineering manager or quarry manager) at a mine can verify applicant experience and its suitability based on their knowledge or applicant logbook of signed experience. More details are available in the Guide to examinations and application form.

Revised fee schedule

A new fee structure will be applied for exams with application closing dates after 31 January 2020. Applicants will only pay for the cost of the exams they undertake.

A non-refundable application fee of $110 for all certificate types will apply to cover processing.

Applicants must make payment when lodging the application through the link provided in the examination fee schedule factsheet on the Resources Regulator website.

Applicants then approved to sit or resit an examination will be required to make payment through links provided in their exam invitation letters.

New email address

The Resources Regulator has a new email address for all competencies and authorisations enquiries and applications:

You can contact us by telephone on 02 4063 6461.

For further information
Resources Regulator
+61 (02) 4063 6461
Resources Regulator, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, PO Box 344 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map