QLD Statutory Requirements – SSE Notice

All SSEs (including those temporarily appointed) at mineral mine or quarry employing more than 10 workers, must hold a Site Senior Executive Notice by 8 November 2019. The Board of Examiners (BOE) issues the notices, after a successful application is received. To ensure that your application is successful, you need to provide the following:

  • A completed application form, witnessed by a Justice of the Peace (or similar)
  • Certified copy of identification
  • Certified copies of educational qualifications
  • Certified copy of shotfirer licence (or blasting qualifications) (if applicable)
  • Completed work history* signed off by the SSE or similar position (not just job titles)

* Applicants who hold a IQA Certified Practising Quarry Manager (CPQM) certificate, may be exempt from providing a work history.

Applications can be emailed to BOESecretary@rshq.qld.gov.au or posted to Board of Examiners Secretary, Resources Safety and Health, GPO Box 1321, BRISBANE QLD 4001.

Please allow at least three to four weeks for the notice to be issued. If you have any queries, you can email the address above or ring Helena from RSHQ on 07 3199 8047.

Mandatory Competencies - Queensland

The following is a breakdown of the requirements of all SSEs (including those temporarily appointed) at quarries / mines employing more than 10 employees:

For SSEs appointed before 1/7/2018 with more than 10 employees:

  • 5 years experience in mining or quarrying of which at least 2 years have been in a supervisory role (or as determined by an Inspector of Mines given the nature and complexity of the operation), and
  • RIIRIS501D Implement and maintain management systems to control risk, and
  • BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace, (or an equivalent or superior qualification).

If blasting is to take place:

  • a recognised shot-firers licence, or
  • the 3 competency units - RIIBLA301D Conduct surface shot firing operations, RIIBLA205D Store handle and transport explosives, RIIBLA305D Conduct secondary blasting, or
  • a recognised Safe Drilling and Blasting course.

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If you would like to enrol in any of the mandatory units of competency the IQA is working in partnership with a number of RTOs. Please contact the IQA on 02 9484 0577