Course Overview


The Certificate IV Drilling Oil and Gas (onshore) has been designed to reflect the roles of a Driller. The Certificate IV has been developed to provide Drillers with the underlying skills and knowledge to work on an operational drilling rig. A Driller works under the instruction of a Rig Manager and is the overall supervisor of the drilling crew. They perform tasks involving a broad range of activities‚ most of which are complex and non-routine. 

Under current QLD legislation, all personnel working on oil and gas drilling sites are required to undertake Drilling Qualifications for the position in which they work. All certificates in Drilling Oil and Gas (onshore) through Harness require trainees to hold a position on an operational oil and gas drilling rig. 

Harness has invested heavily in developing high quality assessment tools to provide trainees with the ability to develop the skills and knowledge required to work as a Driller on an onshore operational oil and gas drilling site. 

RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) can be considered for this qualification.

Learning Outcomes:

  • RII41120 - Certificate IV in Drilling Oil & Gas (Onshore)

Learning Methods:

Course Content

The RII4II20 Certificate IV in Drilling Oil and Gas  (Onshore) covers the following: 

7 x Core Units of Competency: 
  • BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
  • RIIERR405 Control emergencies and critical situations
  • RIISAM404 Monitor oil and gas equipment maintenance
  • RIIWHS405D Maintain standard procedures and safe working practices
  • RIIOGD401E Rig up‚ conduct pre-spud operations and rig down
  • RIIOGD402E Participate in nippling-up and pressure tests
  • RIIOGD403E Conduct drilling operations
5  x Elective Units (chosen by Harness through extensive Industry consultation): 
  • RIIOGD405E Carry out well control and blow out prevention
  • RIIERR401E - Apply and monitor emergency preparedness and response systems in surface operations
  • RIIBEF401E Manage non-routine, complex technical situations
  • MSMPER300 Issue work permits - by RPL only
  • MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis - by RPL only

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