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Upcoming course dates for Explosives Training/Shotfirer Training Queensland for Shotfirer Licencing and Support Blast Crew Blastcon conducts various training either on mine sites or wherever we can provide the best services. We hold regular courses in Rockhampton and Brisbane.


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The following link to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines provides you with useful information for Blasting and Shotfiring The following dates are provided for your information. Should at any time there be insufficient numbers to run a course the course will be postponed. Please Note: All persons must be at least 18 years of age to participate in these courses and have an acceptable police clearance certificate.    The form that is required is a QP0349D Application for a Police Certificate and ASIO Security Assessment – Ammonium Nitrate.

This is an extract from The Financial Review Smart Investor from December 2012 How to make the best investment in yourself. The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) forecasts outlooks for the majority of occupations. You can check out the outlook for any career here: In its analysis of occupations set to grow over the next five years it has drillers, miners and shot firers at No.1 with a five-year growth rate of 27.7 per cent. Incidentally, according to the DEEWR,   shot firers assemble, position and detonate explosives to break or dislodge rock and soil or to demolish structures  . Mining engineers come in a close second with a growth rate of 23.5 per cent. Medical practitioners also feature in the top 20, as do a lot of care-based workers such as registered nurses (20.5 per cent), carers of the aged and disabled (20.4 per cent), and social workers, health and welfare services managers and childcare staff – all on 16 per cent.   SIMULATION – NOT ON After Skills DMC identified Shotfiring as a skill that could be simulated, Blastcon’s concern was raised with the Chief Inspector of Explosives as we do not believe this to be an acceptable practice. The following is an extract from an E-mail from the Qld Explosives Inspectorate answering our concern. “The Registered Training Organisers (RTO) listed on the departmental web site have been approved by the Chief Inspector of Explosives to conduct shotfiring courses with both the theory and practical components. These courses have NOT been approved with a simulation component for the practical assessment. Queensland shotfiring licenses will NOT be issued on these Statement of Attainments (SOA). If you have any questions please contact Martin Land, Principal Inspector of Explosives on 07 3199 8021″




Full Conduct Shotfirer Training Course -Queensland Explosives training – 5 days.   Small class sizes (maximum 10 candidates) so be quick. NATIONALLY RECOGNISED COMPETENCIESOur courses include an actual blast (practical) on a Quarry site for assessment purposes. Dates to be advised 

FEBRUARY 2015 dates to be advised





Support Shotfirer training  – 2 daysRequirement for OCE’s and individuals wanting to get into the mining industry with minimum requirement for a BLAST CREW position. Dates to be advised 


Dates to be advised




Refresher Full Conduct Shotfiring – 1 dayFor active shotfirers only to update licence.RPL available for current active shotfirers – on application. On request
Oil & Gas –  Down Hole Perforation competencies On request
U/G Coal Conduct Shotfiring (Deputy). On request  MACKAY