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Blasting Courses List

Orica regularly conduct specially tailored blasting courses around AustraliaClick here to download the blasting courses brochure.

These are primarily designed to increase skills and knowledge in improving the safety and efficiency of blasting operations in the Underground, Surface and Quarrying & Construction industries.

The course's have been developed over many years and cater to those people who have limited experience through to those with many years of blasting experience. Course content changes regularly ensuring that the latest technology and learning is discussed.

Shotfiring and Support Shotfiring Courses

Orica is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID: 7113) with qualifications in surface extraction and underground metalliferous mining on our scope of registration. We are registered to deliver nationally recognised training outcomes in all Australian States and Territories. Included under the qualifications on our scope are specific units of competency that form skill sets in surface and underground shotfiring.
 
The completion of Orica's Support Shotfirer course leads to the award of a statement of attainment for RIIBLA201D Support Shotfiring Operations, which forms a pathway towards shotfiring. 
 
The completion of Orica's surface and underground shotfiring courses leads to the award of a statement of attainment which contains the necessary competencies to apply for a blasting license in all States and Territories.
 
Applicants should confirm specific local legislation requirements at the time of application.
 
Important Note: All other blasting courses listed on this page are NOT nationally accredited training outcomes. They are enterprise specific. 
 
You can now apply online for please select from an upcoming course below.
If you have any further questions regarding this course please contact us.

Applied Blast Engineering Course

Course Objectives

Applied Blast Engineering Courses are offered for Underground Metal and Open Cut Mining applications. The courses are intended to give participants an advanced understanding of blasting principles. The agenda can be tailored to meet specific interests and is designed to further enhance the skills and knowledge of experienced shotfirers, mining engineers and supervisors,involving a range of problem solving workshops and presentations. Attendance at a Safe & Efficient Blasting Course is highly recommended prior to attending an 'Applied Blast Engineering' Course. The courses are run over 1 or 2 days as specified. 

Safe and Efficient Blasting Courses

These courses provide participants with principles that will assist them in managing or conducting blasting operations. The course is run over 2 days and cover all aspects of the blasting process in all mining markets.
 
Course Objective
To give course participants a greater understanding of drilling and blasting technology so they can carry out their jobs with greater:

  • Safety – without risk of injury or damage
  • Efficiency – maximising blast performance while optimising blast costs
Note, the course provided does not align with any nationally accredited training outcome.
 
Course Delivery
The course is delivered in convenient major centres around the country close to main mining areas. 
 

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You can now apply online for Blasting courses, please select from an upcoming course below.

If you have any further questions regarding Blasting Courses please contact us.

2019/2020 Courses

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Conduct Open Cut Shotfiring Course - Emerald Qld 13th - 16th August 2019
Emerald, Qld, Australia
Start date: 13-Aug-2019
End date: 16-Aug-2019
Upon successful completion of the theory and practical components of the course participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment that is required to apply for Shotfiring Licence in your region. The course complies with the National Open Cut blasting competencies, Regulations, Codes and standards. ** Candidates applying to attend the course must have at least six months on bench experience.** Who should apply
 
August 2019 - Safe and Efficient Blasting Opencut Perth 21st - 23rd August 2019
Perth, WA, Australia
Start date: 21-Aug-2019
End date: 23-Aug-2019
The SEB Course has been running in Australia for over 30 years, and is widely recognised as the best classroom based training course for Drill and Blast engineers, Shotfirers, Supervisors and Managers in the extractive industries. In the last two years the SEB Course has been significantly upgraded to include new content, modelling and information about the latest blasting techniques and technology. Participants who attended an SEB course prior to 2017 will benefit from attending the new version of the course. Who should apply
Drill & Blast Managers, Mine Managers, Shotfirers, Blasting Crew, Foremen, Supervisors, Pit Engineers, Government/Regulatory Inspectors, Operations Manager, Engineers, Regulators, Mine Operator
 
Conduct Open Cut Shotfiring Course - Perth 10th - 13th September
Subiaco, WA, Australia
Start date: 10-Sep-2019
End date: 13-Sep-2019
Upon successful completion of the theory and practical components of the course participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment that is required to apply for Shotfiring Licence in your region. The course complies with the National Open Cut blasting competencies, Regulations, Codes and standards. ** Candidates applying to attend the course must have at least six months on bench experience.** Who should apply
Shotfirers, Blasting Crew, New shotfirer
 
UG Applied Blasting Engineer Course - Perth 22nd - 24th October 2019
Perth, WA, Australia
Start date: 22-Oct-2019
End date: 24-Oct-2019
Orica Mining Services invites you or representatives from your Company to attend the well recognised Applied Blast Engineering course in Underground Metal. Intended for experienced engineers and personnel, this is a three day advanced course that has been run annually in October for many years and is considered our premium offering. Who should apply
 
Safe & Efficient Blasting in Underground Mining Course (2 day) - Mount Isa - 29-30 October 2019
Mount Isa, QLD, Australia
Start date: 29-Oct-2019
End date: 30-Oct-2019
Orica Mining Services invites you or representatives from your Company to attend the well recognised Safe and Efficient Blasting course in Underground Mining. The program is designed to further enhance the skills and knowledge of shotfirers, supervisory personnel, mining engineers, geologists and drill and blast foremen. The objective of this course is to provide participants with a greater understanding of the requirements of drilling and blasting in Underground Hardrock, so that they are able to carry out their job responsibilities which may be “hands-on” planning or supervisory: SAFELY - without risk of causing injury or damage ..... and EFFICIENTLY - in ways that maximise blasting performance whilst optimising overall costs Who should apply
Drill & Blast Managers, Mine Managers, Foremen, Supervisors, Operations Manager, Engineers, Regulators
 
Safe and Efficient Blasting Quarries Adelaide 20-22nd November 2019
Adelaide, SA, Australia
Start date: 20-Nov-2019
End date: 22-Nov-2019
The program is designed to further enhance the skills and knowledge of shotfirers, supervisory personnel, mining engineers, geologists and drill and blast foremen. The objective of this course is to provide participants with a greater understanding of the requirements of drilling and blasting in Quarry, so that they are able to carry out their job responsibilities which may be “hands-on” planning or supervisory: SAFELY - without risk of causing injury or damage ..... and EFFICIENTLY - in ways that maximise blasting performance whilst optimising overall costs. Who should apply
Drill & Blast Managers, Mine Managers, Trainee Managers, Government/Regulatory Inspectors, Operations Manager, Engineers, Regulators, Mine Operator