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 as outlined in the application form below.

The Board of Examiners keeps a register of certificates and notices issued. To check if one has been issued, email

Mutual recognition is available for the certificates listed below.

Certificate typesFee
First class mine manager (underground metalliferous mines) $47.65 (excl. GST)
First class mine manager (underground coal mines) $47.65 (excl. GST)
Second class mine manager (underground coal mines) $47.65 (excl. GST)
Deputy $28.20 (excl. GST)
Open-cut examiner $28.20 (excl. GST)

How to apply

Complete a mutual recognition application (PDF, 297KB) and attach the required documents. The Board of Examiners will review your application to make sure you have the required qualifications and experience.

Ensure you download the current application form, and read and address all criteria.

Any of the following will immediately null and void any application, without notice:

  • applications that are not submitted on the current application form
  • providing uncertified identification or qualification documents
  • applications submitted without the completed checklist page.

Applicants who submit a second application that fails to meet all criteria as per the current application form, and any deficiencies advised, cannot submit a further application form for 12 months from the date of notification of decline.

Contact us

Send all correspondence to:

Board of Examiners Secretary
Resources Safety and Health Queensland
GPO Box 1321

For more information, contact:

Phone: (07) 3199 8037