The exams calendar for the 2021 - 2022 financial year is now available (see briefing sessions and exam dates).

New experience pre-requisites commenced from 1 April 2021 as outlined in the Guide - Applying for a certificate of competence [PDF, 1624.03 KB]. Applicants for exams with a closing date before 1 April 2020 or candidates already sitting examinations will continue to do so under the 2020 pre-requisites.

For exam application closing dates for the 2021 - 2022 calendar after April, you can apply by completing an application through the Resources Regulator portal from mid-June 2021.
  • Certificate of competence guide

    This guide is provided to help people apply for a certificate of competence. The guide includes information about eligibility for a certificate and the processes involved in assessing whether a person is competent to be granted a certificate through examinations.

    Go to Certificate of competence guide

  • How to apply

    Learn about the steps you need to take to apply for a certificate of competence.

    For those wanting to apply for a replacement certificate, there is a link at the bottom of the page.

    Go to How to apply

  • Briefing sessions and exam dates

    Check for exam dates and when applications close. Also, find out when briefing sessions are on and access recorded sessions where available. Briefing sessions are optional but are highly recommended.

    Go to Briefing sessions and exam dates

  • Exam preparation

    Download learning best practice guides designed to assist candidates, employers and registered training organisations with the examination process. There is also a Guide for assessing Associated Non-Technical Skills.

    Go to Exam preparation

  • Application and exam resources

    Refer to previous exam papers and examiner reports to help you prepare for your exam. Previous exam documents are available for the past three years.

    Go to Application and exam resources

  • Frequently asked questions
For further information
Resources Regulator
+61 (02) 4063 6461
Resources Regulator, Department of Regional NSW, PO Box 344 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map