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Certificate III 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 thirteen (13) units, consisting of eight (8) core units and five (5) 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 Unit

BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
MSMENV172 Identify and minimise environmental hazards
RIIBEF301D Run on-site operations
RIICOM301E Communicate information
RIIERR302E Respond to local emergencies and incidents
RIINHB301E Set up and prepare for drilling operations
RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processes
RIISAM209E Carry out operational maintenance

Elective Units

RIINHB208E Assist diamond core drilling Group B elective
RIINHB308D Conduct wireline core drilling Group A elective
HLTAID003 Apply first aid Group B elective
RIIVEH305F Operate and maintain a four-wheel-drive vehicle Group B elective
RIIERR302E Respond to local emergencies and incidents Group B elective

Qualification Description

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


Assessments will be based on the thirteen (13) 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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