Qualification details

RII21109 - Certificate II in Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore) (Release 3)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 29/May/2013
(View details for release 2) Replaced21/Mar/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced22/Jun/2011

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to RII21113 - Certificate II in Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore) 13/Nov/2013

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 821912 Driller's Assistant 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9911-13 Drillers 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 Oil and Gas Drilling 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Floorman (Oil/Gas On Shore) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 821912 Driller's Assistant 02/Sep/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9911-13 Drillers Assistant 02/Sep/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 02/Sep/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 02/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

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This qualification reflects the role of employees such as a floorman, who undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and who take some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.

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Entry Requirements

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Employability Skills Summary

The following table includes a summary of the employability skills as identified by the resources and infrastructure industry for this qualification. The table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes required here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 


  • speak clearly and directly
  • listen carefully to instructions and information
  • read and interpret work instructions and safety signs
  • calculate basic weights, distances and volumes
  • complete incident and maintenance reports
  • adjust communication style to meet the needs of people with diverse backgrounds


  • apply teamwork in a range of situations, particularly in a safety context
  • contribute to the planning and execution of operations
  • work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race, religion or political persuasion and people with disability
  • recognise and respond sensitively to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds


  • adjust work methods in response to changing weather and site conditions
  • participate in team solutions to safety issues

Initiative and enterprise

  • independently adapt to changing work conditions or different work areas
  • identify potential improvements to working practice and conditions
  • identify and assess risks in the workplace

Planning and organising

  • manage time and priorities to complete work
  • identify and obtain appropriate equipment and permits
  • identify potential hazards and prepare appropriate responses
  • follow procedures and techniques relevant to the equipment and work being done


  • take responsibility for planning and organising own work priorities and completing assigned tasks
  • monitor own performance to ensure work will be completed well and on time
  • understand the standard of work expected at a work site


  • be willing to learn new ways of working
  • seek information to improve performance from people and workplace documents like policies, procedures etc
  • understand equipment characteristics, technical capabilities, limitations and procedures


  • use technology to monitor and report on work progress
  • use communications technology appropriate to the workplace (email, mobile, radio, etc)
  • operate equipment safely

Packaging Rules

Requirements for completion of the qualification 

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

Successful completion of twelve(12) units of competency made up of:

  • eight (8) Core units, and
  • four (4) elective units of which:
  • at least two (2) must come from the Group A electives listed below
  • up to two (2) units may come from AQF level II or III from this, or any other, Training Package

Units of competency chosen must be relevant to the competency requirements for the job function.

Care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified within imported units, or units chosen as electives, are complied with.

Core units of competency  

Unit code

Unit title


Identify and minimise environmental hazards


Communicate in the workplace


Contribute to the control of emergencies and critical situations


Perform rig floor operations


Carry out rig lease operations


Work safely and follow OHS policies and procedures


Conduct local risk control


Carry out operational maintenance

Group A electives  

Unit code

Unit title


Apply first aid


Work in accordance with an issued permit


Operate a forklift


Perform dogging


Perform basic rigging


Operate a vehicle loading crane


Conduct telescopic materials handler operations


Conduct wheel loader operations


Carry out equipment and basic rig maintenance


Support blow out prevention operations


Assist with coal seam gas control


Enter and work in confined spaces


Work safely at heights


Cut, weld and bend materials

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