The scheme is designed to keep the knowledge and skills up-to-date of individuals who hold a practising certificate to exercise specific statutory functions.
The maintenance of competence scheme applies as a condition on practising certificates issued by the Resources Regulator. If you hold a practising certificate you will be required to satisfy the condition to complete a required total amount of recognised learning in areas of competence over the five year period of your certificate.
The requirements for the maintenance of competence can be summarised as including:
- undertaking a specified number of hours of learning in competence areas over the five years, according to the type of practising certificate
- recording learning activities and renewing their practising certificate with the Resources Regulator every five years.
The Resources Regulator will monitor and audit compliance by individuals with the scheme.
The maintenance of competence scheme applies to all practising certificates issued by the Resources Regulator: