Requirements for completion of the qualification

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

Successful completion of thirteen (13) units of competency made up of:

eight (8) core units, and

five (5) elective units of which:

up to two (2) must be chosen from group A, including:

at least one (1) Conduct unit

up to two (2) units may be chosen from group B

up to two (2) units may be chosen from Certificate II, Certificate III or Certificate IV level from this, or any other Training Package or accredited course

Units chosen must be relevant to the job function.

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 BSBWHS301A

Maintain workplace safety

add topic RIIBEF301D

Run on-site operations

add topic RIICOM201D

Communicate in the workplace

add topic RIINHB301D

Set up and prepare for drilling operations

add topic RIIRIS301D

Apply risk management processes

add topic RIISAM209D

Carry out operational maintenance

add topic MSAPMSUP172A

Identify and minimise environmental hazards

add topic TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction


Group A

Unit code

Unit title

add topic RIIBHD305D

Conduct down-hole hammer drilling

add topic RIINHB302D

Conduct reaming

add topic RIINHB303D

Install product pipe

add topic RIINHB304D

Conduct air drilling

add topic RIINHB305D

Conduct continuous flight auger drilling

add topic RIINHB306D

Conduct large diameter auger drilling

add topic RIINHB307D

Conduct conventional core drilling

add topic RIINHB308D

Conduct wireline core drilling

add topic RIINHB309D

Conduct guided boring

add topic RIINHB310D

Conduct surface directional drilling

add topic RIINHB311D

Conduct mud rotary drilling

add topic RIINHB312D

Conduct raise boring

add topic RIINHB313D

Conduct cable tool drilling

add topic RIINHB315D

Conduct top-hole hammer drilling

add topic RIINHB316D

Conduct underground in-seam directional drilling

add topic RIINHB317D

Install underground in-seam directional drilling standpipes

add topic RIINHB318D

Install and operate water and gas control equipment

add topic RIINHB319D

Install de-watering conduit and gas drainage equipment

add topic RIINHB320D

Construct monitoring bores

add topic RIINHB322D

Construct multiple aquifer production bores

add topic RIINHB323D

Conduct horizontal directional drilling

add topic RIINHB324D

Carry out grouting or cementing operations

add topic RIINHB325D

Construct and complete single aquifer production bores

Group B

Unit code

Unit title


Provide first aid


Provide advanced first aid

add topic PMASUP236B

Operate vehicles in the field

add topic RIIBHD301D

Conduct surface blast hole drilling operations

add topic RIIBHD304D

Set up and prepare for open-cut drilling operations

add topic RIIBLA201D

Support shotfiring operations

add topic RIIBLA202D

Support underground shotfiring operations

add topic RIIBLA205D

Store, handle and transport explosives

add topic RIIBLA301D

Conduct surface shotfiring operations

add topic RIIBLA303D

Conduct underground development shotfiring

add topic RIIBLA304D

Conduct underground production shotfiring

add topic RIIERR301D

Respond to mine incident

add topic RIIERR302D

Respond to local emergencies and incidents

add topic RIINHB205D

Assist continuous flight auger drilling

add topic RIINHB206D

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 boring

add topic RIINHB213D

Assist cable tool drilling

add topic RIINHB219D

Assist with air drilling

add topic RIIOGD304D

Apply effective coal seam gas control practices

add topic RIIOGD305D

Apply blow out prevention operational procedures

add topic RIIOGD405D

Carry out well control and blow out prevention

add topic RIIQUA201D

Maintain and monitor site quality standards

add topic RIIVEH305D

Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

Subject lists

Certificate III in Drilling Operations

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.