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Diploma of 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 ten (10) core units and two (2) 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

BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
RIIENV501E Implement and maintain environmental management plans
RIIGOV501E Identify, implement, and maintain legal compliance requirements
RIINHB501F Plan drilling
RIIPRM501E Implement, monitor, rectify and report on contracts
RIIRIS501E Implement and maintain management systems to control risk
RIISAM502E Manage general drilling equipment maintenance

Elective Units

RIIBEF402D Supervise on-site operations
RIIQUA401E Apply a quality management system on site

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals such as senior drillers, field supervisors or project managers. 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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