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How to apply for a certificate of competence or practising certificate, and information on maintenance of competence.

Important: Certificate of competence exams

Latest exam dates can be accessed here. Please subscribe to Mine Safety News for further updates on exams.

Regulator Portal - Mining Workers section to apply

Mining Worker's section can be accessed via the Resources Regulator portal to enable workers to apply for examinations, certificates of competence and practising certificates online.

A help guide for navigating the portal is available here (PDF, 758.08 KB).

Assistance is also available by phoning the Mining Competencies and Authorisations team on 1300 814 609 (options 2 and then 3) or emailing

Certificates of competence

View the requirements and process required to obtain a certificate of competence in one or more statutory functions.

Practising certificates

Required by anyone who works, or wishes to work, in certain safety-critical statutory positions in the NSW mining and petroleum industries.

Statutory functions

View the framework and descriptions of statutory functions that require a practising certificate or competence certificate.