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Applying for certification
This web page provides a single entry point for links to key documents and information that may be required by mine surveyors applying for certification. It is not a comprehensive list of all legislation, requirements or information available.
Classification of authorised mine surveyors
Grade 1: Authorises the person to make or draw surveys or plans of underground mines and quarries.
Grade 2: Authorises the person to make or draw surveys or plans of quarries only.
To support national consistency in the certification of mine surveyors, Western Australia’s Mines Survey Board has agreed to implement an oral assessment for all applicants.
This approach enables those who have successfully completed an application for a Grade 1 or Grade 2 Mine Surveyor’s Certificate of Competency in Western Australia to apply for mutual recognition in Queensland and New South Wales with ease.
The oral assessment comprises:
- Submission of a set work portfolio
- Submission of a set of standard mine plans
- An interview conducted by a panel of peers.
The oral assessment is being piloted for 1year until July 2012 to allow candidates adequate preparation time and for any issues to be addressed. Further information is available below.
Portfolio and mine plans
Applicants must submit a portfolio of work as well as standard mine plans showing the core components necessary to satisfy the regulatory requirements for a mine plan submitted to the Department of Mines and Petroleum. The submitted mine plans must be verified as the applicant’s work by the Senior Surveyor for the mine at which the applicant completed the task.
The mine plans and any other requested material are submitted with the application in electronic form, and hard copies presented at the interview.
The interview is one hour, with the applicant examined orally on items such as the legislative requirements, standard surveying tasks that they have completed and everyday surveying scenarios for the grade of certificate they have applied for.