Qualification details

RII31913 - Certificate III in Drilling Oil & Gas (Off shore) (Release 4)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
4 (this release)Current 07/Dec/2014
(View details for release 3) Replaced26/Mar/2014
(View details for release 2) Replaced29/Jan/2014
(View details for release 1) Replaced14/Nov/2013

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes RII31909 - Certificate III in Drilling Oil/Gas (Off shore) 13/Nov/2013
Is superseded by and equivalent to RII31915 - Certificate III in Drilling Oil & Gas (Off shore) 13/Dec/2015

Training packages that include this qualification


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 712211 Driller 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7111-11 General Construction Plant Operator 
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 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Floorman (Oil/Gas On Shore) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 712211 Driller 02/May/2014 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7111-11 General Construction Plant Operator 02/May/2014 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 02/May/2014 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 14/Nov/2013 
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Modification History




Replaces RII31909 Certificate III in Drilling Oil/Gas (Off shore).

Packaging rules amended to comply with Standards for Training Packages.


Superseded imported units updated.


Pre-requisite removed from HLTAID006.


Editorial corrections.

Corrected modification history.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of employees such as a Derrickman on an Offshore Drill Rig. They 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 or contingency measures.

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

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

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 fourteen (14) units of competency made up of:

  • ten (10) core units, and
  • four (4) elective units of which:
  • at least one (1) must be chosen from group A
  • up to one (1) may be chosen from group B
  • up to two (2) unit may be chosen from Certificate II, Certificate III or Certificate IV in this, or any other Training Package or accredited course

Units chosen must be relevant to the job function.

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 


Maintain workplace safety


Identify and minimise environmental hazards


Communicate in the workplace


Control emergencies and critical situations


Operate and maintain ancillary equipment


Conduct and maintain derrick operations


Trip casing


Trip pipe


Maintain and monitor site quality standards


Apply risk management processes

Group A  

Unit code 

Unit title 


Apply effective coal seam gas control practices


Apply blow out prevention operational procedures


Monitor, operate and maintain mud pits and equipment


Operate drilling fluids and mud pits

Group B 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Provide first aid


Provide advanced first aid


Provide work skill instruction

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification


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