The postponed exams calendar for 2020 is now being resumed with the dates provided on the briefing sessions and exam dates page. 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. People wanting to apply should do so by the required dates.

Your questions answered about the certificate of competence scheme in NSW:

    You will be sent a letter to advise of your results after the examiners have completed their assessment. The letter will detail the next step in the assessment process and will be sent within four or five weeks after sitting your exam. If you are successful, you will be invited to attend an oral examination.

    You will be sent a letter advising you of your result after completing your oral exam. This can take three to four weeks. If you are deemed not yet competent, your letter will advise how to attend the next oral exam. If you are deemed competent will have their certificate of competence mailed to you.

    You can reapply for the next examination by completing and submitting a Resit an examination form  DOCX, 106.47 KB(fillable Word form) If you decide to resit an exam, we ask that you carefully review the examiner's report to see how you can improve. Please be aware some candidates require several attempts to pass the examination process successfully and be deemed competent.

    You should contact the mining competence team on 02 4063 6461. They will provide you with feedback and comments on your assessment outcome. If you are still not satisfied, you can complete our Application to request an examination review [PDF, 212.84 KB] within 28 days from the date you were advised of your examination result. There is a fee of $100 for review. You must include the reason(s) why you believe your examination results were wrong, made in error or were otherwise inadequate.

    Yes, recognition is available for a number of qualifications and competencies within Australia and New Zealand. Read more about Recognition procedures.