In line with new experience requirements for Certificates of Compliance applicants, the NSW Resources Regulator will be holding a number of workshops to inform quarry managers holding practising certificates.
An announcement from the Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) said “the sessions will include updates on maintenance of competence requirements and a self-auditing checklist for logbooks. There will also be opportunities for certificate holders to discuss individual matters”.
The workshops will be held through June from 10am to 11:30am at the following locations:
- Gunnedah – Tuesday 8 June.
- Singleton – Wednesday 9 June.
- Newcastle – Thursday 10 June.
- Mudgee – Wednesday 16 June.
- Wollongong – Thursday 17 June.
The four steps to apply for a Certificate of Compliance, as outlined by the Regulator, include being informed and prepared, paying for and completing applications, and preparing for and sitting written and aural examinations.
For any clarifications on this process, there is a comprehensive Guide from the Regulator.
Successful applicants will show a knowledge of safe mining practices across multiple situations, the ability to apply that knowledge, and capability in non-technical skills such as communication.
The IQA is very supportive of the workshops and the continued development of the workforce.
“As the professional body for quarry operators and suppliers, the IQA is here to support your Continuing Professional Development requirements,” the IQA announcement stated. For further information about training, visit the IQA website.
Workshop attendance is free, but places are strictly limited.
To register, visit the Regulator’s booking page.