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Qualification details

RII31820 - Certificate III in Drilling Operations (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to RII31815 - Certificate III in Drilling Operations 22/Sep/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 23/Sep/2020


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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RIIBLA304E - Conduct underground production shotfiringConduct underground production shotfiringElective
RIINHB315D - Conduct top-hole hammer drillingConduct top-hole hammer drillingElective
RIINHB304E - Conduct reverse circulation drilling operationsConduct reverse circulation drilling operationsElective
MSMENV172 - Identify and minimise environmental hazardsIdentify and minimise environmental hazardsCore
RIINHB309E - Conduct guided boringConduct guided boringElective
RIINHB305E - Conduct continuous flight auger drillingConduct continuous flight auger drillingElective
RIINHB307D - Conduct conventional core drillingConduct conventional core drillingElective
RIINHB301E - Set up and prepare for drilling operationsSet up and prepare for drilling operationsCore
RIIBLA205E - Store, handle and transport explosivesStore, handle and transport explosivesElective
RIIOGD405E - Carry out well control and blow out prevention operationsCarry out well control and blow out prevention operationsElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 712211 Driller 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Oil and Gas Drilling,Seismic Drilling,Blast Hole Drilling,Environmental Drilling,Drilling,Mineral Exploration Drilling,Trenchless and Directional Drilling,Water Well Drilling,Foundation/Construction Drilling,Geotechnical Drilling 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Tunnel Constructor,Directional Driller,Blast Hole Driller,Mineral Production and Development Driller,Trenchless Technology Driller,Long Hole Driller,Mineral Exploration Driller,Foundation/Construction Driller,Shotfirer’s Assistant,Geotechnical Driller,Shotfirer,Water Well Driller,Jumbo Operator,Environmental Driller 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 712211 Driller 23/Sep/2020 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 23/Sep/2020 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 23/Sep/2020 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

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:

RIINHB306E Conduct large diameter auger drilling
RIINHB313D Conduct cable tool drilling
RIINHB320D Construct monitoring bores

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals such as drillers who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services and/or contingency measures.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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 = 13

8 core units  plus

5 elective units,  of which:

  • at least one (1) must be chosen from Group A whose unit title begins with 'Conduct'
  • at least one (1) unit may be chosen from Group B
  • no more than two (2) units 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 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 

BSBWHS301

Maintain workplace safety

MSMENV172

Identify and minimise environmental hazards

RIIBEF301D

Run on-site operations

RIICOM301E

Communicate information

RIIERR302E

Respond to local emergencies and incidents

RIINHB301E

Set up and prepare for drilling operations

RIIRIS301E

Apply risk management processes

RIISAM209E

Carry out operational maintenance

Electives

Group A

Unit code 

Unit title 

RIIBHD301E

Conduct surface blast hole drilling operations

RIICCM302

Track directional boring operations

RIINHB302D

Conduct reaming

RIINHB303D

Install product pipe

RIINHB304E

Conduct reverse circulation drilling

RIINHB305E

Conduct continuous flight auger drilling

RIINHB306E

Conduct large diameter auger drilling

RIINHB307D

Conduct conventional core drilling

RIINHB308D

Conduct wireline core drilling

RIINHB309E

Conduct guided boring

RIINHB310D

Conduct surface directional drilling

RIINHB311E

Conduct mud rotary drilling

RIINHB312D

Conduct raise boring

RIINHB313D

Conduct cable tool drilling

RIINHB315D

Conduct top-hole hammer drilling

RIINHB316D

Conduct underground in-seam directional drilling

RIINHB317D

Install underground in-seam directional drilling standpipes

RIINHB318D

Install and operate water and gas control equipment

RIINHB319D

Install de-watering conduit and gas drainage equipment

RIINHB320D

Construct monitoring bores

RIINHB322E

Construct multiple aquifer production bores

RIINHB323D

Conduct horizontal directional drilling

RIINHB324E

Carry out grouting or cementing operations

RIINHB325E

Construct single aquifer bores

RIINHB326

Conduct coil tube drilling

RIINHB327

Conduct cyber chair drilling

RIINHB328

Conduct rotary air drilling

RIINHB329

Conduct sonic drilling

RIINHB330

Conduct down-hole hammer drilling

RIISTD202D

Collect routine site samples

Group B

Unit code 

Unit title 

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

HLTAID006

Provide advanced first aid

RIIBLA201E

Support shotfiring operations

RIIBLA202F

Support underground shotfiring operations

RIIBLA205E

Store, handle and transport explosives

RIIBLA301E

Conduct surface shotfiring operations

RIIBLA303E

Conduct underground development shotfiring

RIIBLA304E

Conduct underground production shotfiring

RIICTT303E

Control micro tunnelling and pipe-jacking

RIIERR301E

Respond to work site incident

RIIHAN309F

Conduct telescopic materials handler operations

RIIMPO304E

Conduct wheel loader operations

RIIOGD304D

Apply effective well control practices

RIIOGD305E

Apply blow out prevention operational procedures

RIIOGD405E

Carry out well control and blow out prevention

RIIWHS202E

Enter and work in confined spaces

RIIWHS204E

Work safely at heights

RIIVEH305F

Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

TAEDEL301

Provide work skill instruction

Qualification Mapping Information

Supersedes and is equivalent to RII31815 Certificate III 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