Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement (TTMRA)
Recognition of CoCs between Australia and New Zealand
TTMRA provides mutual recognition between New Zealand and Australia of equivalent occupations. This means a person who is registered to practise an occupation in Australia is entitled to practise an equivalent occupation in New Zealand after notifying the local registration authority. For certificates of competence (CoC) this is the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (the Board). For more information please refer to the TTMRA users' guide(external link).
If you hold an Australian certificate of competence or a statutory role you can apply to the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (the Board) for a New Zealand CoC under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 (TTMRA).
Those granted a CoC under the TTMRA are not required to demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand’s health and safety legislation as it applies to the extractives’ industry.
Holders of CoCs under the TTMRA are also required to undertake continuing professional development (CPD) in order to keep their New Zealand CoC current.
The Board expects that employers will ensure that applicants who are granted a CoC study either:
- unit standard 7142: Demonstrate knowledge of the application of regulatory requirements to manage an extractive site or;
- unit standard 28742: Explain the health and safety legislation, and supporting documents applicable to an extractive site.
Study for either of these unit standards counts towards formal CPD.