RII40913 - Certificate IV in Drilling Operations

A drilling operations expert? It's time to get recognised.

Your career in Drilling Operations probably has you performing tasks like managing complex technical situations, supervising geotechnical, seismic, water well, and foundation drilling operations, and constructing artesian aquifer production bores. If so, you may be eligible for formal recognition based on what you already know.

If you would like to expand your employment opportunities, become certified, or enter the Drilling Operations field, this is the perfect path to underscore skills like managing budgets and financial records, supervising underground in-seam directional drilling operations, and implementing well control and blowout prevention.

Reach down into your career core in Drilling Operations to extract a wealth of opportunity.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

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  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

Requirements for completion of the qualification 

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

Successful completion of eleven (11) units of competency made up of:

  • seven (7) core units, and
  • four (4) elective units of which:
  • at least one (1) must be chosen from group A
  • up to three (3) may be chosen from group B
  • up to one (1) may be chosen from Certificate III or Certificate IV or Diploma level from this, or any other Training Package or accredited course

Units chosen must be relevant to the job function.

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.

Core units of competency  

Unit code 

Unit title 

BSBMGT401A

Show leadership in the workplace

BSBMGT402A

Implement operational plan

BSBWHS401A

Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

RIIBEF402D

Supervise on-site operations

RIIENV402D

Implement and monitor environmental policies

RIINHB401D

Plan and supervise mobilization of equipment, crew and materials

RIIRIS401D

Apply site risk management system

Electives 

Group A  

Unit code 

Unit title 

RIIBEF401D

Manage non-routine, complex technical situations

RIINHB402D

Supervise mineral exploration drilling operations

RIINHB403D

Supervise geotechnical drilling operations

RIINHB404D

Supervise seismic drilling operations

RIINHB405D

Supervise water well drilling operations

RIINHB406D

Supervise foundation drilling operations

RIINHB407D

Supervise horizontal directional drilling operations

RIINHB408D

Supervise environmental drilling operations

RIINHB409D

Supervise mineral production and development drilling operations

RIINHB410D

Supervise surface directional drilling operations

RIINHB411D

Construct artesian (flowing) aquifer production bores

RIINHB412D

Construct geothermal wells

RIINHB413D

Supervise underground in-seam directional drilling operations

Group B 

Unit code 

Unit title 

BSBCUS401B

Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

BSBFIM501A

Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBLED401A

Develop teams and individuals

BSBRKG403B

Set up a business or records system for a small office

BSBSMB403A

Market the small business

BSBSMB404A

Undertake small business planning

BSBSMB402A

Plan small business finances

BSBSMB405B

Monitor and manage small business operations

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

HLTAID006

Provide advanced first aid

  • Prerequisite unit: HLTAID003 Provide first aid

RIIERR401D

Apply and monitor surface operations emergency preparedness and response systems

RIIFIA401D

Manage financial records

RIIOGD405D

Carry out well control and blow out prevention

RIIQUA401D

Apply a quality management system on site

RIISAM401D

Apply site plant, equipment and infrastructure maintenance plan

TAEASS401A

Plan and organise assessment

TAEASS402B

Assess competence

TAEASS403B

Participate in assessment validation

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the qualification.

Visit Get Qualified Australia’s Trade Licensing page for more information surrounding licensing

  • Australian College of Mining - Provider Code 110084

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