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Certificate II in Drilling Operations


Drilling Operations is conducted in the workplace and is expected to take 12 months

Price: The cost for this qualification is $1500.00

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Unit Of Competency

This qualification has a total number of twelve (12) units, consisting of eight (8) core units and four (4) elective units. The elective units are chosen by Academy, through extensive industry consultation. Academy can create custom courses on request, get in touch today to design your course!

Core Units

BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
RIIENV201E Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns
RIINHB201E Load, secure and unload drilling equipment and materials
RIINHB202E Set up and pack up drill sites
RIINHB203E Support drilling processes
RIIRIS201E Conduct local risk control
RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Elective Units

HLTAID003 Provide first aid
RIINHB221 Assist rotary air drilling
RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights
RIISAM202E Isolate and access plant

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals such as assistant drillers who undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures.


Assessments will be based on the twelve (12) units of competency set out above.

You will be assessed through a combination of knowledge and practical assessments that you can complete in your workplace with your supervisor.

Knowledge questions are designed to allow you to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, whilst the practical assessments are designed to demonstrate competency in conducting tasks relating to the individual units set out in this qualification.

A portfolio of documentary evidence of similar tasks to those set out in the practical assessments might be useful in applying for recognition of prior learning (RPL). Contact the Academy to request a consultation with one of our assessors to see if you might be a suitable candidate for the RPL process.

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