Board of Examiners
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
- grant certificates and Site Senior Executive (SSE) notices
- 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. At least 6 members must be currently engaged in the mining industry.
Practising Certificate Scheme
The Practising Certificate Scheme online portal is now accessible to all certificate of competency and notice holders.
The Practising Certificate Scheme (PDF, 389KB) has been developed by the Board of Examiners and closes out the recommendation from the 1994 Moura No.2 disaster, and subsequent inquiry report (from 3 January 1996), concerning "certificate holders maintain a sound knowledge base on, and keep abreast of, technical developments in coal mining and most particularly those relevant to coal mine safety", and the Johnstaff review of Board of Examiners (from 11 May 2020).
It further aligns with contemporary continuing professional development required of high hazard industries and professions, allowing alignment with other mining jurisdictions to enable transferability of certificates.
Once registered you can start recording your continued professional development activities. Prior to registering, ensure you read the requirements and instructions.
Board of Examiners Secretary
Resources Safety and Health
GPO Box 1321
BRISBANE QLD 4001
Phone: (07) 3199 8037
Board Members as at 4 June 2023
|Member||Appointed||Term of appointment ends|
Jaques le Roux (Chair) (Chief Inspector of Coal Mines)|
|3 February 2023||1 January 2050|
|Geraldine Gillespie||18 June 2021||17 June 2024|
|Adam Barton||18 June 2021||17 June 2024|
|Neville Stanton||4 June 2023||3 June 2026|
|Hermann Fasching (Chief Inspector of Mines and Quarries)||Ex-Officio Appointment||1 January 2050|
|Shaun Dobson (Deputy Chief Inspector of Coal Mines)||4 June 2023||3 June 2026|
|Angela Dow||4 June 2023||3 June 2026|
|Stephen Watts||4 June 2023||3 June 2026|
|Matthew Way||4 June 2023||3 June 2026|
|Leslie Marlborough||4 June 2023||3 June 2026|
|Deon Esterhuizen||14 October 2022||17 June 2024|