| A PRACTICAL ENGINEER is open to an engagement to erect Steam Engines, or any description of Machinery.|
Address Lancashire Store, Main-road, Ballarat, nearly opposite Sweeney’s Horse Bazaar.<ref>The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), Thursday 7 August 1856, page 3. Digital copy accessed via Trove.</ref>
In 1873 the candidate for the Certificate of Mining Engineer at the Ballarat School of Mines were required to pass the following subjects:
Geology, as applied to Mining
Inorganic Chemistry - Theoretical and Practical
The Principles of Mining, including Ventilation of Mines
Drawing Plans for and Construction of Machinery
Mechanics - Theoretical and Applied, Calculation of Strength and Strain of Materials
Natural Philosophy - including heat, Hydraulics, Hydrostatics - the Steam Engine.
Candidates could either present themselves for all the above Subjects at one Examination, or they may present themselves for the first five Subjects at one half-yearly Examination, and the remaining five Subjects at a second examination, but not more than two half-yearly examinations must intervene between the first and second examinations.
Ballarat School of Mines Certificate of Competency for Engineering
|William H. Keast||1872|
- ↑ The School of Mines Ballarat: A Statement of the Objects and Present Resources of the School, 1873.
- ↑ Ballarat School of Mines Annual Report, 1883.