Mine Engineer’s Government Certificate of Competency
Ms Ukhonaye Dotwana
Tel: +27(0)12-444 3504
The Department of Mineral Resources issues the Certificates of Competency to the following:
• Electrical Engineer for Mines and Works; and
• Mechanical Engineer for Mines and Works.
Written examinations for each of these Certificates are conducted in June and November by the Department of National Education in collaboration with the Commission of Examiners of the Department of Mineral Resources and Department of Labour.
No person will be allowed to enter for the qualifying examination unless he or she has been accepted as a candidate by the Commission of Examiners. Refer to Section 3 of the Rules and Syllabi for the Mechanical and Electrical Engineer’s Certificates for Mines and Works framed under Minerals Act Regulation 28.6, in force in terms of Schedule 4 of the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (act 29 of 1996) for a full list of conditions (including the necessary qualifications and experience in engineering)
The syllabus for Legal Knowledge is based on the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act 29 of 1996). The question paper on the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act 29 of 1996) and its Regulations is also a closed book examination. There is no choice of questions and all the questions must be answered. The time allowed for the examination is three hours. It should be noted that the syllabus includes the practical application of the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act 29 of 1996) and its Regulations. This implies an understanding, rather than simply committing the wording to memory, of the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act 29 of 1996) and its Regulations.
Plant Engineering (Mining) is a closed book examination. It consists of both mechanical and electrical engineering questions, with a limited choice of questions. The time allowed for the examination is three hours. Candidates may not use alphanumerical or programmable calculators in the examination room.
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