Drillers Assistants Pre-Industry Training Program

The Drillers Assistants Pre-Industry Training course is being offered in a blended learning environment; this is achieved by using flexible online learning, practical workshops and technical assessments, carried out on our drill rig. RII20915 Certificate II in Drilling Operations, Surface Coal Mine Safety Skill Set(S11) and First Aid, are all delivered via this flexible learning platform. NO EXPERIENCE in the drilling industry required to attend this course.

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This course is suitable for people wanting to work in the Drilling Industry. Students will gain the skills, knowledge and practical experience required to work safely and efficiently as a Drillers Assistant.

All students successfully completing this course will receive:


  • RII20915 Certificate II in Drilling Operations Qualification

Statements of attainment

  • First Aid
  • Surface Coal Mine Safety Skill Set(S11)

Requirements for completion of the qualification

Units of competency
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace
RIIENV201D Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns
RIINHB201D Load, secure and unload drilling equipment and materials
RIINHB202D Set up/pack up drill site
RIINHB203D Support drilling process
RIIOHS201D Work safely and follow OHS policies and procedures
RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control
RIINHB208D Assist diamond core drilling
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
RIIHAN213D Work effectively in the drilling industry
RIISAM202D Isolate and access plant
RIIERR205D Apply initial response first aid
RIIGOV201D Comply with site work processes/procedures
RIIERR302D Respond to local emergencies and incidents

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E Learning:

Flexible - 18 hours online (approx)
Anytime, anywhere. e-Learning support provided

Practical training and assessment:
7 days

Course Access:
Maximum 12 months access to online course from enrolment.

ADI prides itself in providing you with personalized support with access to qualified Trainers who are industry experts with extensive knowledge and current experience.

Option 1: Blended delivery

Blended training combines various types of training and information communication to achieve the most effective performance outcomes in the most efficient manner. ADI’s blended training solution components typically include a combination of the following:

  • E-Learning (Web-based training)
  • Instructor-led practical scenarios on a working drill rig (either at ADI’s training centres or within your drilling workplace)

Option 2: Recognition of prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is an assessment process that assesses an individual’s non-formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of, a qualification.

You must be currently employed in, or have authorised access to an operational drilling team while undertaking the Recognition of prior Learning process.

Benefits of Online e-Learning Training

There are considerable benefits to studying online with Australasian Drilling Institute (ADI). You can start your course at any time, complete your course at your own pace and study at a time that suits your lifestyle. Studying online is the easiest and most convenient way to reduce that amount of based class room time. This means gaining your qualification whilst balancing employment. From the moment you receive your username and password, you will have full access to all of your course material.