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The Engineering Profession of South Africa Act defines a Certificated Engineer as a person who is registered as a "Registered Certificated Engineer" in terms of the Engineering Profession Act, 1990 and deemed to be registered as "Professional Certificated Engineer" in terms of Act 46 of 2000.

The Government Certificate of Competency (GCC) is a certificate issued by The Department of Employment and Labour (Factories Engineer) or The Department of Mineral Resources (Mines Engineer) or South African Maritime Safety Authority (Marine Engineer) certification for mechanical or electrical engineers who are working in the factories or mining or marine industry in South Africa.

The Department of Higher Education and Training is responsible for the management plan for the administration and management of The Certificate Of Competency (Mines And Factories) Examinations.  



 Mining and Factory Professionals

AdobeStock1_186153293.jpgCertificated Mechanical or Electrical Engineers in mining and factory are the professional engineering practitioners recognised by law in South Africa to accept legal responsibility to improve health and safety in mines and works.  These Engineers need to provide solutions reliant on basic scientific, mathematical and engineering knowledge, supported by analysis and synthesis, and underpinned by sound techno-economic analysis.  Solutions must take into account the needs of society and the protection of the physical environment. 

The Certificated Engineer brings to an engineering problem leadership, management, and a technologically specific approach, supported by financial, commercial, statutory, safety, and environmental knowledge as required. The Certificated Engineer manages interactions within and at the boundaries of the industry context and technology domain.



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