Tasmania Statutory Requirements

Tasmanian legislation does not require specific competencies or qualifications for Quarry Managers. However, the legislation through WorkSafe Tasmania requires that the mine operator/mine holder must ensure:

  • A mine operator is appointed who manages or controls the mine and has the capacity and resources to ensure that the work at the mine can be carried out safely.
  • The site senior officer must have the appropriate background, experience and competence to carry out their functions under the Mines Work Health and Safety (Supplementary Requirements) Act, taking into account:

             -the level of risk to health and safety arising from mining operations at the mine
             -the size of the mine
             -the technical expertise available to the site senior officer at the mine.

While the legislation does not require specific qualifications, a Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations for lower risk operations and Diploma of Surface Operations Management for higher risk operations are good benchmarks. Equally, the mine operator holder has the responsibility to ensure the person has current skills and knowledge to undertake the role at the site that are managing is important.

The Quarry Code of Practise has been published by the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment. The code comprises elements for both the proposed use and development of land for extractive purposes as well as ongoing environmental management. Those elements that can be applied in a statutory sense through planning schemes will be progressively introduced in a uniform manner as part of the model planning scheme framework.

Quarry Code of Practice

What can the IQA offer?

  • Ongoing professional development in all technical areas relating to quarries to ensure knowledge is current.
  • The IQA has partnerships with RTOs who offer extractive qualifications (accredited training). The IQA can assist you in enrolling the required units.

Please contact the IQA on 02 9484 0577 or education@quarry.com.au for more information on courses to ensure your workforce can demonstrate requirements in Tasmania