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Board of Examiners

The Board of Examiners is established under Part 10 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and part 10 of the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999.

Role and functions

The board's role is to set exams and issue certificates of competency to people who want to work in statutory positions in the metalliferous and coal mining industries in Queensland.

The Board of Examiners:

  • determines the required competencies
  • assesses applications
  • grants certificates
  • ensures the competencies required in Queensland are consistent with those in other states.

The Board of Examiners consists of a chairman who is an inspector and at least 6 other members, each with at least 10 years practical experience in the mining industry. No more than 3 members can be inspectors, and at least 6 members must be currently engaged in the mining industry.

Contact us

Board of Examiners Secretary
Mines Safety and Health
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
PO Box 15216

Phone: (07) 3199 8037

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