1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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DRILLERS move, set up and operate drilling rigs and related equipment used in extracting ore, liquids and gases from the earth.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • dismantling, moving and re-assembling drilling rigs and accessory equipment
  • monitoring equipment and progress during drilling operations
  • taking samples of ore, liquids and gases and packaging them
  • operating auxiliary equipment such as pumps for the expulsion of air, water or mud
  • recording performance details and information obtained from wells and keeping logs detailing operations
  • carrying out minor maintenance and repairs, lubricating and cleaning equipment


This section contains the following subsection :
              4986-01 Supervisor, Drillers
              4986-11 Driller

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