Certificate II in Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore)

This qualification reflects the role of employees such as a floorman, who undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and who take some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.


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 twelve(12) units of competency made up of:

eight (8) Core units, and

four (4) elective units of which:

at least two (2) must come from the Group A electives listed below

up to two (2) units may come from AQF level II or III from this, or any other, Training Package

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

add topic MSAPMSUP172A

Identify and minimise environmental hazards

add topic RIICOM201A

Communicate in the workplace

add topic RIIERR202A

Contribute to the control of emergencies and critical situations

add topic RIIOGD204A

Perform rig floor operations

add topic RIIOGN201A

Carry out rig lease operations

add topic RIIOHS201A

Work safely and follow OHS policies and procedures

add topic RIIRIS201B

Conduct local risk control

add topic RIISAM209A

Carry out operational maintenance

Group A electives

Unit code

Unit title

add topic HLTFA301B

Apply first aid

add topic MSAPMPER200B

Work in accordance with an issued permit

add topic RIIHAN201A

Operate a forklift

add topic RIIHAN208A

Perform dogging

add topic RIIHAN209A

Perform basic rigging

add topic RIIHAN307A

Operate a vehicle loading crane

add topic RIIHAN309A

Conduct telescopic materials handler operations

add topic RIIMPO304B

Conduct wheel loader operations

add topic RIIOGD202A

Carry out equipment and basic rig maintenance

add topic RIIOGD205A

Support blow out prevention operations

add topic RIIOGD206A

Assist with coal seam gas control

add topic RIIOHS202A

Enter and work in confined spaces

add topic RIIOHS204A

Work safely at heights

add topic RIISAM205A

Cut, weld and bend materials


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

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:


speak clearly and directly

listen carefully to instructions and information

read and interpret work instructions and safety signs

calculate basic weights, distances and volumes

complete incident and maintenance reports

adjust communication style to meet the needs of people with diverse backgrounds


apply teamwork in a range of situations, particularly in a safety context

contribute to the planning and execution of operations

work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race, religion or political persuasion and people with disability

recognise and respond sensitively to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds


adjust work methods in response to changing weather and site conditions

participate in team solutions to safety issues

Initiative and enterprise

independently adapt to changing work conditions or different work areas

identify potential improvements to working practice and conditions

identify and assess risks in the workplace

Planning and organising

manage time and priorities to complete work

identify and obtain appropriate equipment and permits

identify potential hazards and prepare appropriate responses

follow procedures and techniques relevant to the equipment and work being done


take responsibility for planning and organising own work priorities and completing assigned tasks

monitor own performance to ensure work will be completed well and on time

understand the standard of work expected at a work site


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


use technology to monitor and report on work progress

use communications technology appropriate to the workplace (email, mobile, radio, etc)

operate equipment safely