RII21115 Certificate II Transition in Drilling
Oil & Gas (On shore)

This course is for existing workers in the mineral exploration sectors who wish to transition across to the energy sector. Students will gain the skills, knowledge and practical experience required to work safely and efficiently on drilling rigs (onshore oil/gas) as a Lease hand, Utility Worker or Junior Floorman.

This qualification reflects the role of employees such as a floorman, 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:

  • twelve (12) Core units

Care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified within imported units, or units chosen as electives, are complied with.

Core units of competency
MSAPMSUP172A Identify and minimise environmental hazards
RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace
RIIERR202D Contribute to the control of emergencies and critical situations
RIIOGD204D Perform rig floor operations
RIIOGN201D Carry out rig lease operations
RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow OHS policies and procedures
RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control
RIISAM209D Carry out operational maintenance
MSAPMPER200C Work in accordance with an issued permit
RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights
RIIOGD206D Assist with coal seam gas control
RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces


RII20915 Certificate II in Drilling Operations. The original certificate is to be photocopied front and back.


A minimum of 6 months experience working in the role of a Drillers Assistant. A current copy of your resume showing your workplace experience.

The supporting documentation is to be emailed to us.

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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.