The Diploma Drilling Oil and Gas (onshore) has been designed to reflect the role of a Rig Manager in an onshore drilling operation. The tasks performed involve a high level of autonomy and require the application of significant judgement in planning.  This course  is a step up in critical thinking for those operating across all the rig’s well drilling operations.

This qualification will suit a range of needs including:

  • Managing and determining the selection of equipment/roles/techniques for themselves and others.
  • Helping Rig Managers effectively demonstrate the application of a broad range of technical‚ managerial, coordination and planning skills.
  • Tailor made and designed self paced workbooks providing critical theoretical knowledge and on the job training.
  • Dedicated support from accredited Harness Trainer.
  • National Accreditation that is recognised all around Australia and meets legislative competency requirements


Course Dates

  • UOC: RII50820 - Diploma Drilling Oil & Gas (Onshore)
  • Cost: From $2,500
  • Duration: 1 - 2 yrs
  • Funding Available

Book in for Diploma Drilling Oil & Gas Onshore – RII50820

Use the Form this page to initiate a booking onto this qualification.

Oil and Gas Drilling and Well Servicing qualifications are undertaken over a period of time – 1 -2 years depending on the qualification level. You  can start at almost any time given that these are conducted while you are also working.  Applicants usually apply with the support of employers.

Enquire now and our expert consultants will help you determine the right next steps in your Oil and Gas Industry Career.


Course Details



From $2,500



1 - 2 yrs




Delivery Methods

Delivery Methods

  • Workplace based
  • Self pace
  • Employment Based
Unit Of Competency

Unit Of Competency

RII50820 - Diploma Drilling Oil & Gas (Onshore)

This Diploma comprises 7 core units of competency and 5 elective units. This qualification is focused on the strategic rig management role tasks that have broad people and operational implications in nature. Examples range from drilling induction through to rig-up operations. Including technical aspects around evaluation and planning rig operations through to the well completion stages, this course is both involved and specific in the elective subjects included.


This Diploma in Drilling Oil and Gas includes 12 units of study within this competency-based qualification:

7 Core Units
  • Manage Non-routine, Complex Technical Situations RIIBEF401E
  • Manage Rig Operations RIIOGD501F
  • Plan and Evaluate Rig Operations RIIOGD502E
  • Manage Drilling Induction and Orientation RIIOGD505E
  • Implement and Maintain Management Systems to Control Risk RIIRIS501E
  • Manage General Drilling Equipment Maintenance RIISAM502E
  • Manage and Monitor Rig-up Operations RIIWSV503E
5 Elective Units chosen with the input of our clients and industries we support
  • Manage Rig Move and Camp Move RIIOGD506D
  • Manage Well Completion and Abandonment RIIOGD508D
  • Implement and Maintain Environmental Management Plan RIIENV501E
  • Manage Drilling Operations RIIOGD504E
  • Manage and Monitor Rig-up and Rig-Down to Spud Operations RIIIGD507D

Once you successfully complete this course, you’ll receive a certificate. It shows your Qualification and Academic Transcript for each unit you have passed. All are recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework.

This is a nationally recognised qualification and is issued by Harness Energy (RTO 40521).

Course Requirements

You must be employed. No other course pre-requisites apply.  You will need Internet access and a computer for this qualification. Please also review the general important information (relevant to ALL courses) contained in Important Course Requirements page linked as this is a competency-based course and has both practical and theoretical elements.

Additional Infomation

Roles & Industries

  • Rig Manager
  • Assistant Rig Manager
  • Driller
  • Oil & Gas Drilling Onshore
  • Oil & Gas Rig Management Onshore
  • Plan drilling
  • Control all rig operations
  • Rig relocation, Rig-up, Completion
  • Drilling management

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Funding Options


Funding Options*


Construction Skills QLD (CSQ)
User Choice

*Eligibility rules may apply and other funding options may be available to you – depending on your industry or course.

Important Information explaining the common course funding options listed above along with additional information is available in the Linked Important Information page.

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Working At Heights + Rescue

  • PUAFIR210 – Prevent injury
  • PUASAR022 – Participate in a Rescue Operation
  • RIWHS204E – Work safely at heights
  • PUAEME001 – Provide emergency care