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Driller Australia

Driller Australia ANZSCO  712211:

Driller Australia ANZSCO 712211:

Driller Australia: Description

Assembles, positions and operates a drilling rig and related equipment to extract ore, liquids or gases from the earth. Registration or licensing may be required.

Driller Australia: Skill Level

4

Driller Australia: Alternative Titles

  • Drilling Plant Operator

Driller Australia: Specialisations

  • Directional Driller
  • Exploration Driller
  • Jumbo Operator
  • Power Tong Operator
  • Raise Drill Operator
  • Rig Manager
  • Rock Drill Operator
  • Stope Miner
  • Tool Pusher

Driller Australia: Group: 7122 Drillers, Miners and Shot Firers

Driller Australia: Description

assemble, position and operate drilling rigs and mining plant, and detonate explosives to extract materials from the earth and demolish structures.

Driller Australia: Tasks

  • dismantling, moving and reassembling drilling rigs and accessory plant
  • taking samples of ore, liquids and gases and packaging them
  • performing minor maintenance and repairs, and lubricating and cleaning plant
  • recording performance details and information obtained from wells, and keeping logs detailing operations
  • operating surface and underground mining plant
  • undertaking development work such as opening up new shafts, drives, air vents, rises and crib rooms
  • positioning explosives in bore holes and priming explosives using detonators and explosive cartridges
  • connecting wires, fuses and detonating cords to explosive cartridges and detonators, and detonating explosives
  • monitoring operation of plant and ensuring safety of other workers on mining sites and during drilling operations
  • operating auxiliary plant such as pumps to expel air, water and mud

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.

Driller Australia: Occupations in this Group