Type of mine

This statutory position applies to a coal mine — open cut.

Guidance and study tools

For information on eligibility and the processes involved in assessing whether a person is competent, read our Certificate of competence guide PDF [726.8 KB PDF].

For a general overview on what statutory functions are and how they apply to the mining and petroleum industry, read the Statutory functions web page.

Previous exams and examiner reports from the past three years are available to help you prepare for your exam (see below).

You can also refer to learning best practice guides to help you prepare for exams.

Download and print the log book template to record information on visits to coal operations.

How to apply

A step-by-step guide to applying for a certificate of competence is available on our how to apply page.

When you are ready to apply, check the upcoming exam schedule, and complete and submit the application form (below) before the exam date.

Past exam papers

Past examiner reports