About the Course
This qualification reflects the role of employees 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 or contingency measures.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
NSW Skills List
This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled
Available as a traineeship
This course is targeted to people who have access to workplaces which will provide experiences and learning to support the agreed units for the qualification.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification
Recognition of Prior Learning
TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:
On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus
You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL
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Where can I study?
Enrolment Code: RII31815-01V01-18ORA-002
How will I study?
This course is designed for students that are currently working in the Down-hole or Horizontal Drilling Industry. This course is workplace based. A TAFE NSW trainer/assessor will visit your workplace and spend time observing you undertaking work as a down-hole or horizontal driller. The trainer/assessor will conduct skills gap training and assessment. You will also have to complete some written work to complete assessment.
This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.
When will I study?
Class attendance is Workplace
TAFE Trainer/Assessor will come to your workplace to conduct skills gap training and assessment.
What will I pay?
The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.
TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $1,750.00 per course (GST free).
The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.
Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.
A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.
Who can I talk to?
Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393
What do I need?
For successful completion of this course you will need:
- A minimum of 2 years drilling industry experience
- Employed in the drilling industry
- Over 18 years of age.
- It is recommended that students wishing to attempt this course have good Literacy and Numeracy skills as there will be material to read and calculations to carry out.
TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.