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Certificate IV 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 eleven (11) units, consisting of six (6) 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 Units

BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures, and programs to meet
legislative requirements
RIIBEF402D Supervise on-site operations
RIIENV402E Implement and monitor environmental policies
RIINHB401E Plan and supervise the mobilisation of equipment, crew, and materials
RIIRIS401E Apply site risk management system

Elective Units


BSBMGT402 Implement operational plan
RIIQUA401E Apply a quality management system on site
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
RIISAM401E Apply site plant, equipment and infrastructure maintenance management plan
RIINHB402E Supervise drilling operations

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals such as senior drillers or supervisors. They perform tasks involving a broad range of varied activities most of which are complex and non-routine. They are responsible for the quantity and quality of the output of others and contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems.


Assessments will be based on the eleven (11) 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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