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Certificate of competence guide

Link to the Resources Regulator portal

Applying for a certificate of competence guide updated

The Guide – Applying for a certificate of competence (PDF, 218.04 KB) has been updated with additional guidance on assessing competencies and resitting. For specific information email or call 1300 814 609 options 2 > 3.  

Revised qualification pre-requisites for electrical engineering function guides

The guides of March 2024 now contain a flexible criteria for whether qualifications are acceptable to satisfy the pre-requisite to apply. Further information may be obtained from Mining Competencies and Authorisations (, 1300 814 609 option 2 > 3).

This guide includes information about eligibility for a certificate of competence, and the processes involved in assessing whether a person is competent to be granted a certificate.

The Guide - Applying for a certificate of competence (PDF, 218.04 KB) should be read to understand the general requirements.

Further guidance is available in the:

Guides are provided for each of the following statutory functions to help people apply for examinations to obtain a certificate of competence and practicing certificate to practise in them:

The application for certificates of competence (examinations and statutory function certificates) is available on the Resources Regulator Portal. A separate application form must be submitted for each certificate of competence that you are seeking to apply for.