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Qualification details

RII20920 - Certificate II in Drilling Operations (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to RII20915 - Certificate II in Drilling Operations 22/Sep/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 12/Mar/2021
(View details for release 1) 23/Sep/2020


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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BSBDIV301 - Work effectively with diversityWork effectively with diversitySupersededElective
BSBWOR203 - Work effectively with othersWork effectively with othersSupersededCore
CPCCLDG3001A - Licence to perform doggingLicence to perform doggingSupersededElective
HLTAID003 - Provide first aidProvide first aidSupersededElective
RIICCM210D - Install trench supportInstall trench supportSupersededElective
RIICOM201E - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplaceCurrentCore
RIICRC203D - Install sub-soil drainageInstall sub-soil drainageSupersededElective
RIIENV201E - Identify and assess environmental and heritage concernsIdentify and assess environmental and heritage concernsCurrentCore
RIIERR202E - Contribute to the control of emergencies and critical situationsContribute to the control of emergencies and critical situationsCurrentElective
RIIHAN206E - Transport plant, equipment and personnelTransport plant, equipment and personnelCurrentElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 821912 Driller's Assistant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Trenchless and Directional Drilling,Oil and Gas Drilling,Water Well Drilling,Environmental Drilling,Mineral Exploration Drilling,Blast Hole Drilling,Geotechnical Drilling,Drilling,Seismic Drilling,Foundation/Construction Drilling 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Seismic Driller's Assistant,Water Well Driller's Assistant,Trenchless Technology Driller's Assistant,Mineral Production and Development Driller's Assistant,Geotechnical Driller's Assistant,Mineral Exploration Driller's Assistant,Blast Hole Driller's Assistant,Field Assistant/Fieldworker (Mining),Shotfirer’s Assistant,Foundation/Construction Driller's Assistant,Leasehand,Rouseabout 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 821912 Driller's Assistant 23/Sep/2020 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 23/Sep/2020 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 23/Sep/2020 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

This version first released with RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Version 7.0.

The following elective units of competency have been deleted as directed by the AISC:

  • RIINHB209E Assist guided boring
  • RIINHB213D Assist cable tool drilling
  • RIINHB216E Assist underground in-seam directional drilling.

The above training products were identified as having zero enrolments over a three year period.

Release 1

This version first released with RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Version 5.0.

Minor change to add the following units of competency to the elective list:

  • RIIHAN213E Work effectively in the drilling industry
  • RIISAM215E Carry out drilling industry operational maintenance.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals such as assistant drillers who undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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.

Entry Requirements

Nil

Packaging Rules

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

Total number of units = 12

8 core units  plus

4 elective units,  of which:

  • at least one (1) 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 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 no 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 

BSBWOR203

Work effectively with others

RIICOM201E

Communicate in the workplace

RIIENV201E

Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns

RIINHB201E

Load, secure and unload drilling equipment and materials

RIINHB202E

Set up and pack up drill sites

RIINHB203E

Support drilling processes

RIIRIS201E

Conduct local risk control

RIIWHS201E

Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Electives

Group A

Unit code 

Unit title 

RIINHB205F

Assist continuous flight auger drilling

RIINHB206E

Assist large diameter auger drilling

RIINHB208E

Assist diamond core drilling

RIINHB210E

Assist surface directional drilling

RIINHB211E

Assist mud rotary drilling

RIINHB217E

Assist horizontal direction drilling

RIINHB219E

Assist with reverse circulation drilling

RIINHB220

Assist coil tube drilling

RIINHB221

Assist rotary air drilling

RIINHB222

Assist sonic drilling operations

Group B

Unit code 

Unit title 

BSBDIV301

Work effectively with diversity

CPCCLDG3001A

Licence to perform dogging

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

RIICCM210D

Install trench support

RIICRC203D

Install sub-soil drainage

RIIERR202E

Contribute to the control of emergencies and critical situations

RIIHAN206E

Transport plant, equipment and personnel

RIIHAN208E

Perform dogging

RIIHAN213E

Work effectively in the drilling industry

RIIHAN307E

Operate a vehicle loading crane

RIIHAN309F

Conduct telescopic materials handler operations

RIIHAN311F

Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier

RIIMPO304E

Conduct wheel loader operations

RIINHB218E

Assist grouting and cementing operations

RIIOGD205E

Support blow out prevention operations

RIIOGD206E

Assist and monitor well control operations

RIIQUA201E

Maintain and monitor site quality standards

RIIRIS202E

Respond to site based spills

RIISAM202E

Isolate and access plant

RIISAM215E

Carry out drilling industry operational maintenance

RIISTD202D

Collect routine site samples

RIIUND206D

Install hand held underground ground support

RIIVEH201E

Operate a light vehicle

RIIVEH203E

Operate a light vehicle underground

RIIVEH305F

Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

RIIWHS204E

Work safely at heights

TLILIC0003

Licence to operate a forklift truck

Qualification Mapping Information

Supersedes and is equivalent to RII20915 Certificate II in Drilling Operations.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=88a61002-9a21-4386-aaf8-69c76e675272