Quarry Manager Certification Scheme

The Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) is the professional body for the extractive industry. The IQA has established a national certification system to recognise the professional status of quarry practitioners throughout Australia - Quarry Management Certification System (QMCS). The Certified Practitioners Board (CP Board) is responsible for the development and administration of the QMCS. QMCS provides:

  • an independent certification system, administered with integrity and transparency, and which demonstrates a path to certification of Quarry Supervisors and Quarry Managers based on comprehensive experience, qualifications, ongoing professional development and continuing practice;
  • resources to assist quarry practitioners to develop knowledge and skills in a supportive work environment to attain certification under the QMCS; and
  • benchmarks for employers to encourage their staff to seek and maintain certification under the QMCS through the development of skills, training and experience.

The CP Board may accredit persons as CPs in approved grades. The current grades are: 

  1. Certified Practicing Quarry Manager (CPQM); and 
  2. Certified Practicing Quarry Supervisor (CPQS). 

The following flowchart illustrates the current QMCS framework and pathways to certification as Certified Practitioner (CP):

 

Further information regarding specific criteria or requirements for comprehensive experience, qualifications, OPD and continuing practice will be determined by the CP Board and published by the Institute in accordance with these Rules:  

 IQA Certified Practitioner Board Charter and Rules  (409 KB)

 QMCS Annual Professional Development Log  (72 KB) 

Please note: 1 CPD point equates to 1 hour of approved professional development.

Please complete the  IQA QMCS Application Form  (201 KB) and return it to:

IQA Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 1779
Milton BC
Qld 4064
E: admin@quarry.com.au

IQA’s Certified Practitioner Board
Michael Cooper (Director)
James Rowe (Director)
Paul Hillyer (Director)
Chris Hamilton (Director)
Kylie Fahey(Secretary)

Aaron Gray CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
Adam Norton CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
Andrew Dronjak CPQM
Andrew Geue CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
Ben Davis CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
Brett Purcell CPQM
Carlson Daniels CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
Christopher Davies CPQM
Christopher Hamilton CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
Clint Hart CPQS
Darren Zanow CPQM 
David Leahy CPQM
David Parker CPQM
David Peacock CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
Frank Carpenter CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
Geoff Smith CPQM
Hermann Fasching CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
James Rowe CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
Jason Ashton CPQS
Jason Egan CPQM
John Soubotian CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
Kevan Barrie CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
Kevin Munday CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
Lincoln Cooke CPQM
Mark Bevan CPQS
Michael Player CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
Michael Seaman CPQS
Peter McComb CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
Phillip Casey CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
Ray Smith CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
Reno Fabretto CPQM
Rodney Kazem CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
Steven Firth CPQM with Blasting Endorsement
Volker Schilling CPQM
Wayne Scott CPQM