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Policies and procedures provide guidance on how the Board operates and ensure that the way in which it operates and makes decisions is consistent and transparent.
Incomplete application policy and process
The Incomplete Application Policy and Process extends to applicants applying to the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (the Board) to obtain a new certificate of competence (CoC). This policy ensures a fair and transparent process for the Board to follow when applicants do not provide an application accompanied by all the required documentation.
Oral examination misconduct
This policy ensures a fair and transparent process for the Board to follow when applicants violate examination conduct. It outlines the consequences if an applicant does not adhere to this policy
Access to the register of certificate of competence holders policy and procedures
This policy outlines the guidelines used by the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (the Board) to assess whether the Board will grant the applicant access to a copy of the register of certificate of competence (CoC) holders (the register) or an extract from the register.
This ensures there are clear and transparent policy and procedures on how to apply to the Board for a copy of the register or an extract from it.
Panel member renewal
Register of Examiner members are appointed by the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners for a three year term. This policy outlines the steps panel member must take to renew their appointment to the Register.
Reduction in the number of examination panel members
The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (the Board) has specified that panels of examiners consist of at least three members, including the chair, appointed from the register of panels’ members. It is the Board’s expectation that a panel will consist of no less than three members unless the circumstances are exceptional.
This policy outlines the process to be followed in circumstances where a panel of examiners is reduced to less than three members.
Oral examination cancellation and rescheduling
This policy extends to applicants applying to the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (the Board) to obtain a new certificate of competence (CoC).
Site senior executive certificate of competence application and examination
This policy outlines the application and examination requirements for applicants who apply for more than one SSE endorsement.
Fit and proper person
This policy outlines regulation requirements for a certificate of competence (CoC) applicant to be a fit and proper person, the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners decision making process and factors taken into consideration.
Lifetime certificate of competence holders' requirements
WorkSafe have published the prescribed competency requirements for holders of a certificate of competence (CoC) with no expiry date (‘a lifetime CoC’). These requirements have been Gazetted(external link).
Under clause 7(5) of Schedule 1 of the Regulations the Health and Safety at Work (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2016 (the Regulations), a quarry manager’s lifetime CoC continues in force on that basis, as long as the holder, on and after 1 January 2018, complies with the prescribed competency requirements and continuing education requirements set by WorkSafe.
For further information contact: BoE_Secretariat@worksafe.govt.nz or phone 04 901 4980.
Continuing professional development log verification
This policy and process sets out how certificate of competence (CoC) holders’ compliance with continuing education (also known as continuing professional development (CPD)) requirements are verified within the five year cycle.
New Zealand Gazette notices relevant to policies
Contact us for more help
If you have any questions about Certificates of Competence, Continued Professional Development or anything else relating to the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners, please contact our Board Secretariat Team who are happy to help:
Phone: +64 4 901 4980 or