Qualification details

RII60409 - Advanced Diploma of Drilling Management (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Is superseded by RII60413 - Advanced Diploma of Drilling Management 13/Nov/2013

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBMGT605B - Provide leadership across the organisationProvide leadership across the organisation N/A
BSBMGT617A - Develop and implement a business planDevelop and implement a business plan N/A
BSBPMG605A - Direct quality management of a project programDirect quality management of a project program N/A
BSBSMB405A - Monitor and manage small business operationsMonitor and manage small business operations N/A
RIICCR601A - Manage customer relationshipsManage customer relationships N/A
RIIENV601A - Establish and maintain the environmental management systemEstablish and maintain the environmental management system N/A
RIIGOV601A - Establish, maintain and develop a statutory compliance management systemEstablish, maintain and develop a statutory compliance management system N/A
RIIOGD504A - Manage drilling operationsManage drilling operations N/A
RIIOGD601A - Manage multiple drilling operationsManage multiple drilling operations N/A
RIIOHS601A - Establish and maintain the OHS management systemEstablish and maintain the OHS management system N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 312913 Mine Deputy 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3129-15 Mine Deputy 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 411 Advanced Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Environmental Drilling,Mineral Exploration Drilling,Trenchless and Directional Drilling,Water Well Drilling,Blast Hole Drilling,Foundation/Construction Drilling,Oil and Gas Drilling,Geotechnical Drilling,Seismic Drilling 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Drilling Operations Manager,Off Shore Installation Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 312913 Mine Deputy 02/Sep/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3129-15 Mine Deputy 02/Sep/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 02/Sep/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 411 Advanced Diploma 02/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

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This qualification reflects the role of managers who perform tasks that are broad, specialised, complex and technical, and include strategic areas and initiating activities. They are required to demonstrate self-directed application of theoretical and technical knowledge and initiate solutions to technical problems or management requirements.

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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: 


  • provide clear and direct feedback
  • listen carefully to instructions and information
  • read and interpret project plans and safety signs
  • calculate basic weights, distances and volumes
  • complete accurate work plans, technical reports, risk assessments, etc
  • negotiate solutions to customer and workplace based issues
  • negotiate project details with clients
  • network with other professionals working in the same field


  • plan and lead team performance and operations
  • coordinate project activities and timelines with clients
  • work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race, religion or political persuasion
  • provide feedback and advice to staff
  • lead site-wide planning and coordination activities


  • re-allocate staff and resources in response to changing weather, site conditions and priorities
  • manage staff to solve problems and coordinate individual responsibilities and activities
  • work cooperatively with clients to resolve contract and operational issues
  • manage the ongoing review and adjustment of operations against performance indicators and project milestones

Initiative and enterprise

  • act independently to identify potential improvements to working practice and conditions
  • identify and take steps to resolve risks in the workplace
  • encourage the exploration and application of innovative approaches to improve on operational performance

Planning and organising

  • manage and coordinate time and priorities for self and team
  • identify and obtain appropriate personnel and resources for work
  • ensure that risks are assessed and appropriate emergency plans are in place
  • ensure that project planning incorporates the possibility of adapting to future changes


  • take responsibility for ensuring team targets and goals are achieved
  • understand the standard of work expected at the work site
  • proactively manage team performance
  • develop trust and confidence in staff and customers


  • 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
  • lead change and continuous improvement processes
  • manage learning and development plans
  • prepare and lead formal or informal training sessions


  • apply a range of basic IT skills in monitoring and reporting on systems
  • operate equipment safely and according to manufacturer and workplace guidelines
  • use communications technology appropriate to the workplace (email, mobile, radio, etc)
  • computer technology is used to monitor and communicate project status
  • use IT to create documents and maintain records of work activities

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 nine (9) units of competency made up of:

  • eight (8) Core units, and
  • one (1) elective unit from the list of Group A electives below

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


Manage customer relationships


Provide leadership across the organisation


Develop and implement a business plan


Establish and maintain the environmental management system


Establish, maintain and develop a statutory compliance management system


Manage drilling operations


Establish and maintain the occupational health and safety management system


Establish the risk management system

Group A electives 

Unit code

Unit title


Direct quality management of a project program


Monitor and manage small business operations


Manage multiple drilling operations


Establish and maintain a quality system

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