RII40915 – Certificate IV in Drilling Operations

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Aimed At:

This qualification reflects the role of employees such as senior drillers. 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.

Pathways & Opportunities:

This qualification is aimed at Driller’s who have operational experience and wish to advance to a Supervisors Position. Successful completion of this qualification may contribute to credit towards the Diploma of Drilling Operations.

Entry Requirements:

Participants should already be employed within the drilling industry or have prior experiences within this industry that can be verified.


Participants have 24 months to complete the qualification from commencement of the course.

Assessment Method:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning recognises your existing experience gained through life or work for which you may not have obtained a formal qualification. We will work with you to identify your existing skills, and assess if you can then achieve a full or partial qualification. This also helps to avoid unnecessary duplication of training, saving you time and money.

Assessment will be conducted via a number of options, for example, written assessment, interview, workplace/simulated workplace observation, review of samples of work or verification by supervisor/employer.

Requirements for Completion of the Qualification

The following provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.

Total number of units = 11

  • 6 core units plus
  • 5 elective units, of which:
    • at least two (2) must be chosen from Group A
    • no more than three (3) may be chosen from Group B
    • no more than one (1) may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect current occupational and learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level.

There are both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. To be appointed under any statutory requirements in related roles, units of competency should be selected to meet the state/territory licensing requirements.

There are prerequisites to imported units listed in this qualification. Where a unit is imported as an elective care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified are complied with.