Quarry Manager Certification Scheme
The Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) is the professional body for the extractive industry. The IQA has established a national certification system to recognise the professional status of quarry practitioners throughout Australia - Quarry Management Certification System (QMCS). The Certified Practitioners Board (CP Board) is responsible for the development and administration of the QMCS. QMCS provides:
- an independent certification system, administered with integrity and transparency, and which demonstrates a path to certification of Quarry Supervisors and Quarry Managers based on comprehensive experience, qualifications, ongoing professional development and continuing practice;
- resources to assist quarry practitioners to develop knowledge and skills in a supportive work environment to attain certification under the QMCS; and
- benchmarks for employers to encourage their staff to seek and maintain certification under the QMCS through the development of skills, training and experience.
The CP Board may accredit persons as CPs in approved grades. The current grades are:
- Certified Practicing Quarry Manager (CPQM); and
- Certified Practicing Quarry Supervisor (CPQS).
The following flowchart illustrates the current QMCS framework and pathways to certification as Certified Practitioner (CP):
Further information regarding specific criteria or requirements for comprehensive experience, qualifications, OPD and continuing practice will be determined by the CP Board and published by the Institute in accordance with these Rules:
IQA Certified Practitioner Board Charter and Rules PDF (409 KB)
QMCS Annual Professional Development Log DOCX (72 KB)
Please note: 1 CPD point equates to 1 hour of approved professional development.
Please complete the IQA QMCS Application Form PDF (184 KB) and return it to:
IQA Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 1779
IQA’s Certified Practitioner Board
Michael Cooper (Director)
James Rowe (Director)
Paul Hillyer (Director)
Chris Hamilton (Director)