Accreditation of Shot-Firing Course - Tasmania


You will need to be accredited if you intend to provide a shot-firing course. Short-firing means priming and / or firing explosives. There are eight categories of shot-firing:

  • underground - tunnelling, underground or undersea mining
  • surface - road construction, open-cut mining, above-ground quarrying
  • structural - building construction, building demolition and civil engineering work without any underground component
  • pyrotechnical - firing fireworks in fireworks displays
  • special events - firing canons or similar equipment at tourism venues or historical re-enactments or musical or theatrical performances
  • agrarian - land clearing or other agricultural or forestry operations
  • exploratory - geological exploration, or in seismological, paleontological or other scientific research or experimentation
  • special operations - not covered by any other category of shot-firing.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Up to three years


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Act(s) name

Explosives Act 2012 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Explosives Regulations 2012 Tasmania

Application process


Accreditation will be considered based on the:

  • legitimate demand or need for the course
  • aim and scope of the course and the standard of its practical and theoretical content
  • standard of course material and protocols
  • scale, duration and location of the course
  • impact and likely level of disturbance on or to any person, property or enterprise
  • availability of suitably qualified shot-firing instructors of the relevant category
  • nature and standard of the course assessment process
  • provisions of any codes of practice relevant to shot-firing competencies or training of the relevant category.


The holder of the accreditation may apply for approval to transfer the accreditation, either permanently or for a limited period.

Administering agency

Department of Justice

WorkSafe Tasmania

Contact details

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