RII20915 Certificate II in Drilling Operations

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:

  • eight (8) Core units, and
  • four (4) elective units of which:
    • at least one (1) must come from the Group A electives listed below
    • up to three (3) may come from the Group B electives listed below
    • up to one (1) may be chosen from Certificate II or Certificate III level from this, or any other Training Package or accredited course

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
Group A
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
Group B
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
RIIERR202D Contribute to the control of emergencies and critical situations
RIIHAN201D Operate a forklift
RIIHAN206D Transport plant, equipment and personnel
RIIHAN208D Perform dogging
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
Group C
CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging
TLILIC2001A Licence to operate a forklift truck

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E Learning:

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

Practical training and assessment:
5 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.

Option 3: Gap Training

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.

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.