Qualification details

RII31915 - Certificate III in Drilling Oil & Gas (Off shore) (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to RII31913 - Certificate III in Drilling Oil & Gas (Off shore) 13/Dec/2015

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 11/Dec/2018
(View details for release 1) 14/Dec/2015

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency


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 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Floorman (Oil/Gas On Shore) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 712211 Driller 29/Apr/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 29/Apr/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 14/Dec/2015 
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Modification History




This qualification replaces RII31913 Certificate III in Drilling Oil and Gas (Off shore). Packaging rules changed to clarify intent. BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity to elective Group B. Updated codes of imported units.


This version was released with RII Resources and Infrastructure Training Package version 3.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of an employee 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

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

Total number of units = 14 

10 core units  plus

4 elective units,  of which:

  • at least one (1) must be chosen from Group A
  • no more than one (1) may be chosen from Group B
  • no more than two (2) unit 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 both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the RII 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 


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 


Work effectively with diversity


Provide first aid


Provide advanced first aid


Provide work skill instruction

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title

current version

Code and title

previous version


Equivalence status

RII31915 Certificate III in Drilling Oil and Gas (Off shore)

RII31913 Certificate III in Drilling Oil and Gas (Off shore)

Packaging rules changed to clarify intent; added one elective unit

Equivalent qualification


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