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Explosives Driver Licence


Explosives Driver Licence

Unit of Competency:
TLID2016 - Load and Unload Explosives/Dangerous Goods
TLID3015 - Identify and Label Explosives/Dangerous Goods


$275 - Limited Free Parking


  • 1 day course (8.00am – 5:00pm)
  • Course runs monthly
  • 2 minute walk from McIver train station and 10 minutes from Perth train station
  • Group prices available for training conducted at your premises (please enquire)


Course Details

This 1-day course is intended for drivers who already hold a Dangerous Goods Driver Licence, who would like to apply for their Explosives Driver Licence and Transport Explosives.

Participants need to complete both theory and practical assessments which includes the following:

  • Working with Explosives; (Licencing, Legislation & Penalties, Specific Terminology Definitions).
  • Classification of Explosives; (Divisional Characteristics and Hazards).
  • Identifying Explosives; Marking, Labelling and Placarding; (Packages, Carry Boxes, IBC’s, Containers, Vehicles).
  • Utilisation of the Australian Explosives Code and the application of jurisdictional regulations.
  • Documentation; (Transport and Emergency Information).
  • Transport Procedures; (Security, Stowage and Segregation).
  • Transport Vehicle Requirements.
  • Transport Emergency Situations and the HAZCHEM Code and its application.


Upon successful completion, participants are issued a Statement of Attainment for the following unit(s) of competency:

  • TLID2016 Load and unload explosives/dangerous goods;
  • TLID3015 Identify and label explosives/dangerous goods.

This unit forms part of TLI31612 Certificate III in Driving Operations.

Participants of this course receive a copy of Explosives Drivers Manual.


Handy hints when lodging your application

Applications must be lodged online – through the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (formerly known as DMP) within 6 months of the date of training.

You must have electronic copies or all accompanying documentation ready to attach for your electronic submission.

All accompanying application documents (e.g. Medical Certificate, Police Clearances and Statement of Attainment for your training) must be dated within 6 months of the date you lodge your application. Failure to provide these documents may delay the issuing of your licence, or prevent your application from being accepted.

If you have held a licence within any other state or territory other than Western Australia within the past 5 years, and are aware that you have incurred infringements, loss of demerit points or a conviction, you need to obtain copies of your driving record from that state or territory to accompany your application.

For a full checklist on what you need to lodge with your application please refer to DMP’s Dangerous Goods Driver Licence general information sheet.

Further Information sheets including the schedule of fees and charges can be found in the Useful Links section below.

National Police Certificates can now be obtained online from WAPOL.

For licensing and application enquiries you can contact the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety – Dangerous Goods and Petroleum Safety Branch.


Phone: +61 8 9358 8001

Fax: +61 8 9358 8000


Useful links

The Department of Mines and Petroleum

Applying for a dangerous goods driver licence

Course Schedule



3 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, WA view map


1 day (8:00am until 5.00pm)

What to Bring

Strict ID requirements apply for this course.  You will need either:
1 x form of photo ID (Australian Driver’s Licence, or any passport) plus 1 x form of non-photo ID (e.g. Medicare or ATM card);  OR 1 x form of primary non-photo ID that includes your date of birth (e.g. birth certificate), plus 2 x forms of secondary non-photo ID (e.g. Medicare, ATM, or Health Care card)


Participants need to pass a written mandatory assessment (in English) in order to successfully complete this course.

Entry requirements

Participants need to be at least 19 years of age;

Participants must have basic level of English Literacy and Numeracy skills and knowledge to be able to complete written theory assessment and understand spoken instructions in the practical component; and

Must wear suitable work attire and closed shoes to their course (preferably safety boots).


Licence is currently valid for 5 years

Further info

Please refer to the Pre-Course information sheet

Refund Policy

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Supporting Learning Needs and LLN

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