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Underground Shotfirer

Underground Shotfirers manage all aspects of the explosives loading, tie-up and firing of blasts in underground mining and underground tunnelling and construction operations. Shotfiring is a statutory position and shotfirers are generally appointed and written into the mine record.

Units of Competency

RIIBLA202E – Support Underground Shotfirer Operations

RIIBLA205E – Store, Handle and Transport Explosives

RIIBLA303E – Conduct Underground Development Shotfiring Operations
RIIBLA304E – Conduct Underground Production Shotfiring Operations
RIIBLA305E – Conduct Secondary Blasting

RIIBLA401E – Manage Drill and Blast Operations -available in the NSW Blasting Explosives User Licence (BEUL)  Classroom Course.

Course Description

Most operations and regulators require persons to have a Shotfiring License in order to be appointed.

This course is for persons wanting to complete the Underground Shotfirer training course for the above units of competency in order to become licensed.

Successful trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment that will support an application for a Shotfirers license in all states and Territories.

Full Course for New Shotfirers:

To complete this course candidates will need to provide evidence of practical experience and be signed off as practically competent by a qualified trainer / assessor. Practical assessment may be completed by a site trainer / assessor or by a BMI assessor at an additional cost.

For candidates not able to complete practical assessment a Certificate of Completion for the theory units is, on request, able to be issued. Please note:

  • A Certificate of Completion is not a recognised qualification and will not support an application for a Shotfirers licence.
  • The Certificate can be upgraded to a Statement of Attainment on completion of the required practical experience and assessments.
  • Upgrading a Certificate to a Statement may incur additional costs.

Refresher Course for Existing Shotfirers

Existing Shotfirers must requalify every five (5) years by completing ‘Refresher’ training.
Refresher training consists of a theory component and submission of evidence of shotfiring activity completed over previous twelve months including some risk assessment and auditing activity.

Classroom Training

Classroom training sessions are delivered by highly qualified shotfirer trainers and run according to the published schedule.
On request BMI will also run site specific classroom training courses on request for a minimum of six candidates.
A shotfirer training course, including practical assessment. is generally completed over a five day period although gathering of log book evidence may take additional time.

Online Training

Online training is available for all units of competency. This self-paced training is web based and may be completed over an extended period.
An extensive set of online resources is provided for all candidates.

Course Online Classroom
Underground Shotfirer
Underground Shotfirer - Refresher
$ 997

Training Enquiry

BMI Refund Policy

Try Before You Buy

BlastPlan-Pro software is available for purchase on the Blast Management International web site. This software products is available for download and is fully functional. We provide a 30-day free trial period to let you fully evaluate the software product to ensure it meets your needs prior to making a purchase decision.

During your trial period, our support staff are available to assist in installation and configuration via email, ticket or telephone. We strongly recommend that all customers download, install, and test the trial version of any BMI product prior to making a purchase.

No Refunds Post Purchase

After a cleared payment on the purchase of one of our products occurs, you will receive an email with the serial number required to unlock the software. Once this information is emailed to you, no refund will be given. This policy is in place since it would be impossible for you to return your registered version of our software.

We cannot issue a refund for any BMI software product given this licensing model. Please take advantage of the 30-day trial before you complete your purchase.

Refund Under Exceptional Circumstances

In rare instances and only within 30 days of purchase, if due to technical difficulties or platform incompatibilities the software will not function, we may, at our discretion, issue a refund minus our order processing and banking fees (up to 25% of the purchase price). In such instances, we require that you provide enough information for us to positively identify your purchase transaction (e.g., order number, your company name, date of transaction, purchase code, number of licenses purchased, etc.). If we are able to positively identify your order, and if your request is made within 30 days of purchase, you must submit to us a letter of destruction of software on your company letterhead before we will process the refund. BMI is not responsible for lost, delayed, or misdirected mail or email, delays for downloading, or other communication system delays.

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