New Zealand Certificate in Blasting

Tai Poutini Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Mining and Resources Engineering


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Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide industry with shotfirers who have the knowledge and skills to carry out blasting for Land Operations, Surface (Quarry or Open-cast), Underground (Tunnelling or Metalliferous), Underground Coal, or Construction.

Construction blasting excludes building demolition by way of explosion or implosion techniques.

Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and experience required when applying for an Approved Handler's Test Certificate for their particular blasting strand, as set out in the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Personnel Qualifications) Regulations 2001 (Regulation 5). Note however, that further regulatory licensing is also required to possess certain explosives. Specific details are available from the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) at

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Engineering and Related Technologies at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

South Westland Community Activities Trust Attendance Assistance Awards

Provided by:

Tai Poutini Polytechnic - The Chair of the TPP Awards Committee



Up to $800 each ($200/term)

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Allan Beaumont Student Award

Provided by:

Tai Poutini Polytechnic - The Chair of the TPP Awards Committee




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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 800 411
Phone: (03) 769 9400
Fax: (03) 768 4503

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