Certificate III in Drilling Operations - RII31820

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Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification reflects the role of individuals such as drillers who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services and/or contingency measures.Licensing/Regulatory InformationNo licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Conduct underground production shotfiring
  • Conduct top-hole hammer drilling
  • Conduct reverse circulation drilling operations
  • Identify and minimise environmental hazards
  • Conduct guided boring
  • Conduct continuous flight auger drilling
  • Conduct conventional core drilling
  • Set up and prepare for drilling operations
  • Store, handle and transport explosives
  • Carry out well control and blow out prevention operations
  • Conduct underground development shotfiring
  • Conduct surface blast hole drilling operations
  • Conduct reaming
  • Conduct surface shotfiring operations
  • Apply blow out prevention operational procedures
  • Conduct cable tool drilling
  • Apply effective coal seam gas control practices
  • Track directional boring operations
  • Install and operate water and gas control equipment
  • Respond to work site incidents
  • Support shotfiring operations
  • Construct monitoring bores
  • Apply risk management processes
  • Run on-site operations
  • Conduct wireline core drilling
  • Conduct surface directional drilling
  • Control micro tunnelling and pipe-jacking operations
  • Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle
  • Conduct wheel loader operations
  • Conduct cyber chair drilling operations
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Conduct down-hole hammer drilling
  • Conduct horizontal directional drilling
  • Conduct grouting or cementing operations
  • Conduct raise boring
  • Communicate information
  • Conduct underground in-seam directional drilling
  • Construct multiple aquifer production bores
  • Support underground shotfiring operations
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Install product pipe
  • Carry out operational maintenance
  • Enter and work in confined spaces
  • Work safely at heights
  • Conduct coil tube drilling
  • Conduct large diameter auger drilling
  • Provide first aid
  • Install underground in-seam directional drilling standpipes
  • Install de-watering conduit and gas drainage equipment
  • Maintain workplace safety
  • Respond to local emergencies and incidents
  • Conduct mud rotary drilling operations
  • Construct single aquifer bores
  • Conduct telescopic materials handler operations
  • Conduct sonic drilling operations
  • Conduct rotary air drilling

Study information

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East Melbourne No

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