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GCC EXAMINATIONS INFORMATION

GOVERNMENT CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY

GOVERNMENT CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY

The administration and co-ordination of Government Certificates of Competence within the Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate is set under the auspices of the Commission of Examiners. It forms a formal part of an educational qualification and is open to any acceptable candidate.

Candidates must ensure that their applications are submitted well in advance of the closing dates. No allowance will be made for any errors or omissions by candidates, training institutions or other persons or by the postal authorities. All entries are acknowledged and it is the responsibility of candidates to ensure that an acknowledgement has been received.

Applications received after closing dates will be transferred to the following examination. Unless otherwise stated, all examinations are three hours long and the pass mark is 50%.

Candidates should note arrangements with reference to the below:

Application form for duplicate certificate
To download copies of the application form for duplicate certificates, click here.

Application form for remark
To download copies of the application form for a remark, click here.

Payment methods with reference to examinations for certificates of competency are as follows:

Option 1:

Candidates may pay the required amount directly into the Head Office account at any ABSA Bank, Account Number 406176 9154, with 010 194 26 OT 12 as the reference number. The original bank deposit slip must be attached to the application form as proof of payment.

Option 2:

Candidates may pay the required amount to the cashier at any Regional office of the Department of Mineral Resources. The cashier must be informed that the payment is for examination purposes.  

The original cashier receipt must be attached to the application form as proof of payment.

NOTE THAT POSTAL ORDERS ARE NO LONGER AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF PAYMENT.

For more information, contact us at gcc_examinations@dmr.gov.za

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Various Certificates of competency:

Blasting certificates of competency are licences to practice at a South African mine. This certificate of competency is issued to a competent person who can be appointed legally to perform duties of a miner or a blaster at a South African mine as stipulated in the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act 29 of 1996) as amended and its regulations.

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The Mine Engineers’ certificates of competency are licences to practice at a South African mine. These certificates are issued to a competent person who can be appointed legally to perform duties of a mine engineer at a South African mine as stipulated in the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act 29 of 1996) as amended and its regulations.

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The Mine Managers’ certificate of competency is a licence to practice at a South African mine. These certificates are issued to a competent person who can be appointed legally to perform duties of a mine manager at a South African mine as stipulated in the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act 29 of 1996) as amended and its regulations.

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The Mine Overseer’s certificate of competency is a licence to practice at a South African mine. These certificates are issued to a competent person who can be appointed legally to perform duties of a mine overseer at a South African mine as stipulated in the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act 29 of 1996) as amended and its regulations.

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The Mine Surveyors’ certificate of competency is a licence to practice at a South African mine. These certificates are issued to a competent person who can be appointed legally to perform duties of a mine surveyor at a South African mine as stipulated in the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act 29 of 1996) as amended and its regulations.

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The Winding Engine Drivers’ certificate of competency is a licence to practice at a South African mine, issued to a competent person who can be appointed legally to perform duties of a winding engine driver at a South African mine as stipulated in the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act 29 of 1996) as amended and its regulations.

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