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RII41120 – Certificate IV in Drilling Oil & Gas (Onshore)


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 seven (7) 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

BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
RIIERR405 Control emergencies and critical situations
RIIOGD401E Rig up, conduct pre-spud operations and rig down
RIIOGD402E Participate in nippling-up and pressure tests
RIIOGD403E Conduct drilling operations
RIISAM404 Monitor oil and gas equipment maintenance
RIIWHS405D Maintain standard procedures and safe working practices

Elective Units

BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
TAEDEL301 Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills
RIIRIS301E Apply Risk Management Processes
RIIOGD405E Carry out well control and blow out prevention
RIIOGD304D - Apply effective coal seam gas control practices
RIIOGD305E – Apply blow out prevention operational procedures

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals such as drillers working in an onshore oil & gas context. 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 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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