RII31815 Certificate III in Drilling Operations

This qualification reflects the role of employees such as drillers who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.

By completing this course you will be able to observe statutory and legal compliance requirements and work with environment, communication and risk management systems.

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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 thirteen (13) units of competency made up of:

  • eight (8) Core units, and
  • five (5) elective units of which:
    • up to two (2) must come from the Group A electives listed below, including at least one (1) ‘Conduct’ unit
    • up to two (2) units may be chosen from group B
    • up to two (2) units may be chosen from Certificate II, Certificate III or Certificate IV level from this, or any other Training Package or accredited course

Units of competency chosen must be relevant to the competency requirements for the job function. 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
BSBWHS301A Maintain workplace safety
RIIBEF301D Run on-site operations
RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace
RIINHB301D Set up and prepare for drilling operations
RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes
RIISAM209D Carry out operational maintenance
MSAPMSUP172A Identify and minimise environmental hazards
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction
Group A
RIIBHD305D Conduct down-hole hammer drilling
RIINHB302D Conduct reaming
RIINHB303D Install product pipe
RIINHB304D Conduct air drilling
RIINHB305D Conduct continuous flight auger drilling
RIINHB306D Conduct large diameter auger drilling
RIINHB307D Conduct conventional core drilling
RIINHB308D Conduct wireline core drilling
RIINHB309D Conduct guided boring
RIINHB310D Conduct surface directional drilling
RIINHB311D Conduct mud rotary drilling
RIINHB312D Conduct raise boring
RIINHB313D Conduct cable tool drilling
RIINHB315D Conduct top-hole hammer drilling
RIINHB316D Conduct underground in-seam directional drilling
RIINHB317D Install underground in-seam directional drilling standpipes
RIINHB318D Install and operate water and gas control equipment
RIINHB319D Install de-watering conduit and gas drainage equipment
RIINHB320D Construct monitoring bores
RIINHB322D Construct multiple aquifer production bores
RIINHB323D Conduct horizontal directional drilling
RIINHB324D Carry out grouting or cementing operations
RIINHB325D Construct and complete single aquifer production bores
Group B
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
PMASUP236B Operate vehicles in the field
RIIBLA201D Support shotfiring operations
RIIBLA202D Support underground shotfiring operations
RIIBLA205D Store, handle and transport explosives
RIIBLA301D Conduct surface shotfiring operations
RIIBLA303D Conduct underground development shotfiring
RIIBLA304D Conduct underground production shotfiring
RIIERR301D Respond to mine incident
RIIERR302D Respond to local emergencies and incidents
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
RIINHB219D Assist with air drilling
RIIOGD304D Apply effective coal seam gas control practices
RIIOGD305D Apply blow out prevention operational procedures
RIIOGD405D Carry out well control and blow out prevention
RIIQUA201D Maintain and monitor site quality standards
RIIVEH305D Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

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E Learning:

Flexible - 20 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.