Surface Shotfirer Classroom

This course is for persons wanting to complete the Surface Shotfirer training course for the units of competency.

  • RIIBLA205 Store, Handle and Transport Explosives
  • RIIBLA301 Conduct Surface Shotfiring Operations
  • RIIBLA305 Conduct Secondary Blasting

Successful trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment that will support an application for a Shotfirers license in all states and Territories. (See below for additional requirements)


  • An unrestricted shotfirers license requires the completion of an additional unit
    • RIIBLA402 Monitor and Control the Effect of Blasting on the Environment
  • A NSW Shotfirer license requires the following additional units of competency
    • RIIBLA402 Monitor and Control the Effect of Blasting on the Environment
    • RIIBLA401 Manage Blasting Operations
    • RIIBLA403 Design Blasts

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

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

  • 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.
Teacher: Peter Duniam