This course is designed for supervisors and other personnel who are appointed under section 44 of the WHS Act to gain an understanding of the role, responsibilities, duties and legal obligations as a section 44 appointee. 


Why Section 44?

Mine managers are responsible for the safety of all personnel at a mine site however they are unable to monitor all parts of the operation at the same time. Fortunately, under Section 44 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act (WA) a mine manager can delegate duties to others to assist them in meeting their obligations.


Who is an Appointed Person?

The Mine Manager must appoint as many competent persons as are necessary to assist them to carry out their duties. The number of appointments made will depend on the size, nature and technical complexity of the mine.
In addition to statutory roles, it may include Superintendents, Supervisors, Co-ordinators and Trainers and Assessors.

Section 44 - Appointed Person

  • There are no prerequisites to enrol on the course however, you will need to have sound literacy and numeracy skills, proficient computer skills, access to the internet and workplace documents.

  • Upon successful completion a certificate and/or statement of attainment will be issued for: Section 44 - Appointed Person