Maintenance of Competence Scheme NSW

We are seeing the dialogue around professional development become more paramount in the industry with various state legislation requiring competence and maintenance of competence. NSW is currently the only state with mandatory CPD (for Quarry Managers holding a NSW Practicing Certificate – (without conditions). While not mandatory in other states, the IQA has always held a strong position on the importance of ongoing education. The IQA is currently scheduling professional development for all states, including NSW. If you have specific training needs, please email

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QMCS re-launched

The IQA has relaunched its Quarry Manager Certification System (QMCS) in November 2019. QMCS is a system implemented by the IQA for granting professional recognition to quarry industry professionals. QMCS is overseen by the CP Committee.

The CP Committee may accredit a person as:

  • Certified Practicing Quarry Manager (CPQM)
  • Certified Practicing Quarry Supervisor (CPQS)

Health & Safety Conferences | NEW DATES RELEASED 2020

Following the success in Townsville and Brisbane, the IQA hosted Health & Safety Conferences in Rockhampton and Sydney in October. The programs each drew attention to legislation, required competencies and key safety issues. The IQA would like to thank the NSW Resources Regulator, Department of Natural Resources Mines and Energy, The CCAA and all sponsors for their support of these events. These conferences will again be running in 2020 with dates being released early in the new year.


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