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(02) 4931 6706

The Mining and Petroleum Competence Board (the Board) is a statutory board that advises the Minister (Deputy Premier) and the NSW Resources Regulator on:

  • setting of competence standards
  • standards for assessing competence
  • requirements for the maintenance of competence for exercising functions at a mine that impact on the health and safety of any person.

The Board is established under the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013 (Act) and Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 (Regulation).

The Board comprises people representing the interests of employers and employees, officers of the NSW Department of Regional NSW and independents with expertise in the development and assessment of competence standards for people performing functions at mines. The Board is chaired by an independent chairperson.

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Last updated: 24 January 2023