About the board

The board oversees the development of competence standards and the assessment of people who have a role at a mine that may affect health and safety. The board sets the standards for the competence of people performing these safety-critical functions and advises the Minister and the regulator on the competencies required for these roles and how they are assessed. It is established under section 63 of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013.

The Minister for Resources appoints the members of the board, which is comprised of:

  • an independent chairperson
  • representatives of employers in the mining and coal mining industries, which are the NSW Minerals Council and the Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia (CCAA)
  • representatives of workers in these industries, which are the Australian Workers Union (AWU) and Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU)
  • two independent people with expertise in assessment of competence
  • two officers of the department.

You can contact the board by emailing the board's secretariat.

Projects and industry consultation

Learn more about the board, its projects, and initiatives on the Projects and industry consultation page.

Key publications

Download the board's strategic plan, annual reports, incorporating charter and meeting minutes on the Board publications page.