The postponed exams calendar for 2020 is now being resumed with the dates provided below (see exam dates). If you previously applied to sit for an exam, you will be notified of the next steps via email - there is no need to reapply.

New experience pre-requisites will commence from 1 April 2021 as outlined in the Guide - Applying for a certificate of competence [PDF, 589.24 KB]. People who apply before 1 April 2020 or already sitting examinations will continue to do so under the 2020 pre-requisites.
  • Certificate of competence guide

    This guide is provided to help people apply for a certificate of competence. The guide includes information about eligibility for a certificate and the processes involved in assessing whether a person is competent to be granted a certificate.

    Go to Certificate of competence guide

  • How to apply

    Learn about the steps you need to take to apply for a certificate of competence.

    Go to How to apply

  • Briefing sessions and exam dates

    Download the exam schedule for this year and find out when briefing sessions are on. Briefing sessions are optional but are highly recommended.

    Go to Briefing sessions and exam dates

  • Exam preparation

    Download learning best practice guides designed to assist candidates, employers and registered training organisations with the examination process.

    Go to Exam preparation

  • Application forms & exam resources

    Refer to previous exam papers and examiner reports to help you prepare for your exam. Previous exam documents are available for the past three years.

    Go to Application forms & exam resources

  • Frequently asked questions
For further information
Resources Regulator
+61 (02) 4063 6461
Resources Regulator, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, PO Box 344 Hunter Region Mail Centre NSW 2310
516 High Street Maitland NSW 2320 Map