This qualification reflects the role of employees such as drillers’ assistants who undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and who take some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.
You will learn to perform a range of functions used in the context of a drilling site, while observing statutory and legal compliance requirements. You will also learn about environment, communication and risk management systems. You will learn to comply with and demonstrate commitment to all aspects of relevant legislation and codes of practice relating to drilling operations.
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Requirements for completion of the qualification
The following table provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.
Successful completion of twelve (12) units of competency made up of:
Units chosen must be relevant to the job function. There are both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. To be appointed under any statutory requirements in related roles, units of competency should be selected to meet the state/territory licensing requirements
|Core 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|
|RIIWHS201D||Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures|
|RIIRIS201D||Conduct local risk control|
|RIINHB205D||Assist continuous flight auger drilling|
|RIINHB206D||Assist large diameter auger drilling|
|RIINHB208D||Assist diamond core drilling|
|RIINHB209D||Assist guided boring|
|RIINHB210D||Assist surface directional drilling|
|RIINHB211D||Assist mud rotary boring|
|RIINHB213D||Assist cable tool drilling|
|RIINHB216D||Assist underground in-seam directional drilling|
|RIINHB217D||Assist horizontal direction drilling|
|RIINHB218D||Assist grouting or cementing operations|
|RIINHB219D||Assist with air drilling|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|RIIERR202D||Contribute to the control of emergencies and critical situations|
|RIIHAN201D||Operate a forklift|
|RIIHAN206D||Transport plant, equipment and personnel|
|RIIHAN213D||Work effectively in the drilling industry|
|RIIHAN307D||Operate a vehicle loading crane|
|RIIOGD205D||Support blow out prevention operations|
|RIIOGD206D||Assist with coal seam gas control|
|RIIWHS204D||Work safely at heights|
|RIIQUA201D||Maintain and monitor site quality standards|
|RIIRIS202D||Respond to site based spills|
|RIISAM202D||Isolate and access plant|
|RIISAM205D||Cut, weld and bend materials|
|RIIVEH203D||Operate light vehicle underground|
|RIISTD202D||Collect routine site samples|
|RIIUND206D||Install hand held underground ground support|
|RIIVEH201D||Operate light vehicle|
|RIIVEH305D||Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle|
|CPCCLDG3001A||Licence to perform dogging|
|TLILIC2001A||Licence to operate a forklift truck|
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Flexible - 18 hours online (approx)
Anytime, anywhere. e-Learning support provided
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Maximum 12 months access to online course from enrolment.
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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.
Unique situations may call for gap training to occur. Options for completing training can be discussed between the assessor and student. As part of the RPL assessment process, the assessor may determine training is required in one or more units to achieve the whole qualification.
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.