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Continuing Professional Development Implementation: Analysis of Feedback
In August 2018, the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners requested informal feedback on the following questions:
- Do you understand the CPD requirements?
- How do you find completing the CPD requirements?
- How easy do you find it to record your CPD and provide evidence?
This document is an analysis of the responses we received.
Amendments to Certificate of Competency (CoC) requirements
New competency requirements for safety-critical roles in mining and quarrying came into force on 1 August 2018.
Feedback on oral examinations
The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners is concerned about the number of certificate of competence (CoC) applicants that are being failed because they are unable to demonstrate they have the ability and knowledge required to maintain a safe work environment.
Changing a lifetime A Grade quarry manager’s CoC to a B Grade CoC
WorkSafe New Zealand has agreed that holders of a Lifetime A Grade Quarry Manager’s certificate of competence may, upon application, be granted a B grade quarry manager’s CoC.
Impact of COVID-19 on Certificate of Competence holders
The New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners and Secretariat recognises the impact that the COVID-19 restrictions may have had on Certificate of Competence (CoC) holders and have worked with WorkSafe on ways to assist those affected.
Contact us for more help
If you have any questions about Certificates of Competence, Continued Professional Development or anything else relating to the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners, please contact our Board Secretariat Team who are happy to help:
Phone: +64 4 901 4980 or