Applying for a Restricted Quarry Manager's Certificate of Competency (Explosive and Non-explosive)

Restricted quarry manager certificate (explosives) - application form - 496 Kb

An application form for a restricted quarry manager certificate (explosives) certificate of competency

Restricted quarry manager certificate (non-explosives) - application form - 451 Kb

An application form for a restricted quarry manager certificate (non-explosives)

Required information

Please refer to the information below:

Restricted quarry manager’s certificate of competency - fact sheet - 228 Kb

A fact sheet for a restricted quarry manager’s certificate of competency

Supporting documentation

The completed application form must be accompanied by:

  • evidence of attaining minimum age of 21 years (either a photocopy of a  passport or driver’s licence)
  • copy of a character reference
  • copy of current first aid certificate
  • evidence of two years experience on a mine site, which must include
    • one year of first-hand practical experience in quarry pit operations
    • minimum of three months’ practical experience in the use of explosives and blasting agents in a pit (for the explosives certification only).

Evidence of experience

Letters confirming experience

  • Provided on company letterhead and signed off by a responsible officer of the company in which experience has been gained.
  • Include precise details of the types of duties performed while in or about a quarry, and the dates associated with each.

Statutory declarations

  • May be acceptable only if the original document from a mine confirming experience cannot be obtained.

Inquiries, if conducted, to establish the accuracy of experience given in the form of a Statutory Declaration may delay finalisation of a decision on the application.

For information on who can witness an application and any other statutory declarations, refer to the Department of the Attorney General.

Statutory declaration - form - 237 Kb

Statutory declaration - form

Examination information

Venue and date

Applicants must nominate an examination venue.

Examinations schedule - certificates of competency - locations and dates - 167 Kb

This factsheet shows the schedule and location for WA certificates of competency examinations.

Past exam papers

Information can be found on past exam papers below.

Restricted quarry manager’s Law Past Exam Papers - 224 Kb

Restricted quarry manager’s Law Past Exam Papers

Restricted quarry manager’s Prac Past Exam Papers - 120 Kb

Restricted quarry manager’s Prac Past Exam Papers

Restricted quarry manager’s (non exp) Law Past Exam Papers - 228 Kb

Restricted quarry manager’s (non exp) Law Past Exam Papers

Restricted quarry manager’s (non exp) Prac Past Exam Papers - 106 Kb

Restricted quarry manager’s (non exp) Prac Past Exam Papers

Legislation

A copy of the relevant legislation can be ordered, downloaded or viewed online at the State Law Publisher.

Re-sitting the exam

Those wishing to re-sit the exam who have previously submitted the relevant documentation are not required to resubmit the documentation. A new application form must be lodged along with the application fee to re-apply. All requirements for a certificate must be completed within five years.

Application fee

Refer to Schedule of fees and charges to determine the fee.

Lodging the application

The completed and signed application form must be accompanied by

  • required information
  • the fee
    • this can be paid by credit card (details on application form)
    • by cheque or money order made payable to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
    • cash payments can only be made when lodging in person.

This information should be mailed before the closing date given in the examinations schedule to:

Board of Examiners
Resources Safety
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Mineral House 100 Plain Street
East Perth WA 6004

Or lodged in person Resources Safety, 1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth WA 6004.

Mutual recognition

If you have an interstate or New Zealand qualification, you may qualify for mutual recognition.

Refer to Applying for mutual recognition for more information.

Contact

Contact the Executive Officer to the Board of Examiners
Phone: (08) 9358 8001 (select option 6 - you can make your selection at anytime)
Fax: (08) 9358 8000
Email: boe@dmirs.wa.gov.au