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

Total number of units = 12

8 core units plus

4 elective units, of which:

at least one (1) must be chosen from the 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.

There are both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the 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

add topic BSBWOR203

Work effectively with others

add topic RIICOM201D

Communicate in the workplace

add topic RIIENV201D

Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns

add topic RIINHB201D

Load, secure and unload drilling equipment and materials

add topic RIINHB202D

Set up/pack up drill site

add topic RIINHB203D

Support drilling process

add topic RIIRIS201D

Conduct local risk control

add topic RIIWHS201D

Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures


Group A

Unit code

Unit title

add topic RIINHB205E

Assist continuous flight auger drilling

add topic RIINHB206E

Assist large diameter auger drilling

add topic RIINHB208D

Assist diamond core drilling

add topic RIINHB209D

Assist guided boring

add topic RIINHB210D

Assist surface directional drilling

add topic RIINHB211D

Assist mud rotary drilling

add topic RIINHB213D

Assist cable tool drilling

add topic RIINHB216D

Assist underground in-seam directional drilling

add topic RIINHB217D

Assist horizontal direction drilling

add topic RIINHB218D

Assist grouting or cementing operations

add topic RIINHB219D

Assist with air drilling

Group B

Unit code

Unit title

add topic BSBDIV301

Work effectively with diversity

add topic CPCCLDG3001A

Licence to perform dogging

add topic HLTAID003

Provide first aid

add topic RIICCM210D

Install trench support

add topic RIICRC203D

Install sub-soil drainage

add topic RIIERR202E

Contribute to the control of emergencies and critical situations

add topic RIIHAN201D

Operate a forklift

add topic RIIHAN206D

Transport plant, equipment and personnel

add topic RIIHAN208D

Perform dogging

add topic RIIHAN213D

Work effectively in the drilling industry

add topic RIIHAN307D

Operate a vehicle loading crane

add topic RIIOGD205D

Support blow out prevention operations

add topic RIIOGD206D

Assist with coal seam gas control

add topic RIIQUA201D

Maintain and monitor site quality standards

add topic RIIRIS202D

Respond to site based spills

add topic RIISAM202D

Isolate and access plant

add topic RIISAM205D

Cut, weld and bend materials

add topic RIISTD202D

Collect routine site samples

add topic RIIUND206D

Install hand held underground ground support

add topic RIIVEH201D

Operate light vehicle

add topic RIIVEH203D

Operate light vehicle underground

add topic RIIVEH305E

Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

add topic RIIWHS204D

Work safely at heights

add topic TLILIC2001A

Licence to operate a forklift truck

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.