• Locations
    Lithgow | Moolarben | Newcastle | Woonona | Onsite
  • Cost
  • Practical training component
  • Accreditation
    RIIBLA302D Conduct shotfiring operations in underground coal mines
Course overview

The Conduct Shotfiring course offered by Mines Rescue is specifically designed for shot firing operations in underground coal mines. The course is designed for individuals who will have access to explosives and responsibility for the charging and firing of shots.

On completion of this course participants will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • plan and prepare for shotfiring operations
  • supervise the storage and transport of explosives and accessories
  • prepare for charging and charge holes
  • conduct the blast
  • complete post-blast activities
  • carry out equipment maintenance.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the following unit:
  • RIIBLA302D Conduct shotfiring operations in underground coal mines

This unit contributes to the completion of the Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations (RII40415). It also fulfils the theory requirement to apply for a Blasting Explosives User License (BEUL) in NSW.


Three days

Entry requirements

No formal previous learning is required. However, it is an expectation that participants have experience working in a coal mine environment.

Additional information

If you believe you already hold some or all of the skills, knowledge and/or experience for this course, you may be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

We encourage you to read our Participant Handbook and RPL/Credit Transfer Handbook prior to enrolment.

For further information, or to book your course, please contact us.

Mines Rescue Pty Limited RTO ID 90508

"Well delivered course with very comprehensive subject matter on underground shot firing. The course provides a broad range of shot firing theory and case studies to the participant. The course was a good refresher for myself and other Deputies and Undermanagers from our mine."
Craig Shales, Mandalong Mine