Mutual recognition of interstate mining competencies

If you hold an equivalent certificate of competency issued by another Australian state, you can apply to have it recognised by mutual recognition. You will need to hold the relevant risk management competency and pass a written examination on Queensland mining safety and health law.

The Board of Examiners keeps a register of certificates and notices issued. To check if one has been issued, please email DNRMEBOESecretary@dnrme.qld.gov.au.

Mutual recognition is available for the certificates listed below.

Certificate typesFee
First class mine manager (underground metalliferous mines) {{ 35447 }}
First class mine manager (underground coal mines) {{ 35334 }}
Second class mine manager (underground coal mines) {{ 35334 }}
Deputy {{ 35335 }}
Open-cut examiner {{ 35335 }}

How to apply

Complete the interstate mutual recognition application form (PDF, 123KB) and attach the required documents. The Board of Examiners will review your application to make sure you have the required qualifications and experience, and contact you about the venue and time of the written exam.

Important examination information effective 1 January 2018

Conditions and timelines apply if you fail a written examination. Please ensure you read about the written and oral examination resit conditions and timelines.

Examination schedule

Written exams are held monthly in Brisbane, Dysart, Mackay, Moranbah and Rockhampton. They may also be held in Townsville and Mount Isa depending on demand and the availability of staff.

If you cannot attend one of these venues, you can organise to sit the exam at a court house, library, school or similar government office. Please read and complete the consent, information and rules for external supervisors and candidates (PDF, 164KB) if you choose this option.

Preparing for an exam

See the preparation resources for the relevant coal mining competencies and mineral mining competencies for written exam advice and sample exams. Work history evidence is not required.

Written and oral examination resit conditions and timelines

These resit conditions are timelines are effective from 1 January 2018.

Written exams

Exam attempt Resit conditions
First attempt fail (provided result is not 30% or less) Candidate cannot undertake a second examination until after the expiry of 3 months from the date of notification of exam result.
First attempt fail with 30% or less result Same conditions apply as for second attempt fail.
Second attempt fail Candidate must submit a study plan within 3 months from the date of notification of exam result for consideration by the Board. The Board considers the plan and advises if candidate can proceed to third attempt. Candidate is not eligible to undertake a third examination until 6 months from the date of notification of Board approval to resit.
Second attempt fail with 30% or less result Same conditions as second fail.
Third or subsequent attempt fail Candidate is requested to submit show cause request to Board. Board determines if candidate can proceed to further examination and may set conditions.

Oral exams

Exam attempt Resit conditions
First attempt fail result Candidate cannot sit a second examination for a minimum of 6 months from the date of notifications of result of first examination.
First attempt fail with 30% or less result Candidate must submit a study plan within 3 months from the date of notification of exam result for consideration by the Board. Board considers and advises candidate. Candidate is not eligible to undertake a second examination until 12 months from the date of notification of Board approval to resit.
Second attempt fail or result of 30% or less Candidate must submit a study program endorsed by their Site Senior Executive within 3 months from the date of notification of second exam result for consideration by the Board. The Board considers the plan and advises if the candidate can proceed to a third attempt exam. Candidate is not eligible to undertake a third examination until 12 months from the date of notification of Board approval to resit.
Third or subsequent attempt fail result Candidate is requested to submit show cause request to the Board. Board determines if candidate can proceed to further examination and may set conditions.

Contact us

Please send all correspondence to:

Board of Examiners Secretary
Resources Safety and Health
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
PO Box 15216
CITY EAST  QLD  4002
Email: DNRMEBOESecretary@dnrme.qld.gov.au

For more information, contact:

Phone: (07) 3199 8037
Email: DNRMEBOESecretary@dnrme.qld.gov.au

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