Legislation and policies

Policies and procedures provide guidance on how the Board operates and ensure that the way in which it operates and makes decisions is consistent and transparent.

Legislation 

Health and Safety at Work Act 2015(external link)

Health and Safety at Work (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2016(external link)

Incomplete application policy and process

The Incomplete Application Policy and Process extends to applicants applying to the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (the Board) to obtain a new certificate of competence (CoC). This policy ensures a fair and transparent process for the Board to follow when applicants do not provide an application accompanied by all the required documentation.

Incomplete application policy and process (PDF 38 KB)

Oral examination misconduct

This policy ensures a fair and transparent process for the Board to follow when applicants violate examination conduct. It outlines the consequences if an applicant does not adhere to this policy

Oral examination misconduct (PDF 41 KB)

Access to the register of certificate of competence holders policy and procedures

This policy outlines the guidelines used by the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (the Board) to assess whether the Board will grant the applicant access to a copy of the register of certificate of competence (CoC) holders (the register) or an extract from the register.

This ensures there are clear and transparent policy and procedures on how to apply to the Board for a copy of the register or an extract from it.

Access to the register of certificate of competence holders policy and procedures (PDF 45 KB)

Panel member renewal

Register of Examiner members are appointed by the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners for a three year term. This policy outlines the steps panel member must take to renew their appointment to the Register.

Panel member renewal policy

Reduction in the number of examination panel members

The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (the Board) has specified that panels of examiners consist of at least three members, including the chair, appointed from the register of panels’ members. It is the Board’s expectation that a panel will consist of no less than three members unless the circumstances are exceptional. 

This policy outlines the process to be followed in circumstances where a panel of examiners is reduced to less than three members.

Reduction in the number of examination panel members policy

Oral examination cancellation and rescheduling

This policy extends to applicants applying to the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners (the Board) to obtain a new certificate of competence (CoC).

Oral examination cancellation and rescheduling policy

Site senior executive certificate of competence application and examination

This policy outlines the application and examination requirements for applicants who apply for more than one SSE endorsement.

Site senior executive certificate of competence application and examination policy

Fit and proper person

This policy outlines regulation requirements for a certificate of competence (CoC) applicant to be a fit and proper person, the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners decision making process and factors taken into consideration.

Fit and proper person policy

Continuing professional development log verification

This policy and process sets out how certificate of competence (CoC) holders’ compliance with continuing education (also known as continuing professional development (CPD)) requirements are verified within the five year cycle.

Continuing professional development log verification policy

New Zealand Gazette notices relevant to policies

2016 Continuing professional development requirements(external link)

2014 Requirements of holders of certificates of competence(external link)