RII20920 - Certificate II in Drilling Operations

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals such as assistant drillers who undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures.


To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

12 units of competency:

  • 8 core units plus
  • 4 elective units. Of which:

at least one (1) must be chosen from Group A

no more than three (3) may be chosen from Group B

no more than one (1) may be chosen from 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.

Course Outline

Core Units

BSBWOR203    Work effectively with others

RIICOM201E     Communicate in the workplace

RIIENV201E      Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns

RIINHB201E     Load, secure and unload drilling equipment and materials

RIINHB202E     Set up and pack up drill sites

RIINHB203E     Support drilling processes

RIIRIS201E         Conduct local risk control

RIIWHS201E     Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Elective Units
  • Group A   (choose at least 1)

    RIINHB208E     Assist diamond core drilling

    RIINHB210E     Assist surface directional drilling

    RIINHB211E     Assist mud rotary drilling

    RIINHB217E     Assist horizontal direction drilling

    RIINHB219E     Assist with reverse circulation drilling

    RIINHB221        Assist rotary air drilling


    Group B  (choose no more than 3)

    BSBDIV301        Work effectively with diversity

    HLTAID011        Provide First Aid

    RIICCM210D    Install trench support

    RIICRC203D     Install sub-soil drainage

    RIIHAN206E     Transport plant, equipment and personnel

    RIIHAN208E     Perform dogging

    RIIHAN213E     Work effectively in the drilling industry

    RIIHAN307E     Operate a vehicle loading crane

    RIIHAN309F     Conduct telescopic materials handler operations

    RIIHAN311F     Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier

    RIIMPO304E     Conduct wheel loader operations

    RIINHB218E     Assist grouting and cementing operations

    RIIOGD205E     Support blow out prevention operations

    RIIOGD206E     Assist and monitor well control operations

    RIIQUA201E      Maintain and monitor site quality standards

    RIIRIS202E         Respond to site based spills

    RIISAM202E      Isolate and access plant

    RIISAM215E      Carry out drilling industry operational maintenance

    RIISTD202D       Collect routine site samples

    RIIVEH201E      Operate a light vehicle

    RIIVEH203E      Operate a light vehicle underground

    RIIVEH305F      Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

    RIIWHS204E     Work safely at heights

    TLILIC0003        Licence to operate a forklift truck

Course Inclusions

  • Training will be conducted by one of our experienced trainer / assessors who have industry currency and supported by a strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards.
  • Practical and theoretical activities drive the training experience to ensure that the training is engaging, interesting and relevant.
  • 12 months of training. Up to 12 trainees per course.
Participants must
  • Be at least 15 years of age
Equipments requirements
  • We supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training in training centre

    Certain training equipment may be required for some units, please contact us to discuss.




Appropriate clothing, closed-in footwear.

Course Duration

6 to 12 months


$4,500.00 pp for public courses.

For group bookings outside our public course schedule or at your location, please contact our office on 07 49822541


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