Under the current Mine Health and Safety Act (1996) a competent person (Strata Control Officer) can assist a legally appointed rock engineer with his/her underground duties under the guidance of the rock engineer. The modules covered within this programme will assist candidates writing the examination. The programme will be a preparation programme covering the written components thereof as well as the final practical assessment. The modules cover the theory for all metalliferous mining. The programme will also include a session for preparation on the practical exam. This programme offers the candidate contact sessions with a specialist in the field, allowing focused time on the module content without work related obligations. Practical knowledge and experience are shared within the sessions, allowing peer-to-peer learning. Problem areas and typical complex topics will be discussed as knowledge transfer is promoted.