RII32220 – Certificate III in Well Servicing Operations

RII32220 - Certificate III in Well Servicing Operations

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of employees, such as derrickman, motorman, or operator on a well servicing rig. People in this role perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services and contingency measures.

Units of Competency

Successful completion of 14 units of competency made up of:

  • 6 core units, plus
  • 8 elective units, of which:
    • at least 6 units must be chosen from the elective units listed
    • no more than 2 units may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package or accredited course.

Units of Competency delivered

Core Units

  • BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
  • MSMPER200 Work in accordance with issued permit
  • RIIERR302E Respond to local emergencies and incidents
  • RIIOGD209E Operate and maintain ancillary equipment
  • RIIWSV302D Well servicing trip production tubing/work string

Elective Units

  • BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • MSMENV172 Identify and minimise environmental hazards
  • RIICOM301D Communicate information
  • RIIENV201D Identify and assess environmental and heritage concerns
  • RIIHAN307E Operate a vehicle loading crane
  • RIIHAN309F Conduct telescopic materials handler operations
  • RIIOGD304D Apply effective coal seam gas control practices
  • RIIOGD305D Apply blow out prevention operational procedures
  • RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes
  • RIISAM209D Carry out operational maintenance
  • RIIVEH305E Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle
  • RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces
  • RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights
  • RIIWHS301D Conduct safety and health investigations
  • RIIWSV203D Prepare equipment for well servicing air operations
  • RIIWSV301E Conduct and maintain well servicing derrick operation
  • RIIWSV303D Operate fluid systems


This course is delivered over approximately 12 – 24 months, allowing for application of learnings within the workplace in between structured sessions.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification. Students are expected to be already working in a site-based role.

Course Outcome and Pathways

Successful graduates will receive a Certificate of Award and Transcript for this qualification. Students who do not complete the full qualification can exit with a Statement of Attainment for successfully completed units of competency.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Well Servicing Derrickman
  • Motorman

After achievement of this qualification, graduates may wish to undertake RII41215 – Certificate IV in Well Servicing Operations.

National Recognition

Everyone is entitled to an opportunity to have their previous skills and knowledge recognised in order to gain formal qualifications and reduce duplication of training and/or assessment activity (and sometimes cost). Students are encouraged to apply at program commencement. Please refer to the Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) information in our Student Handbook for further information.

Training and Assessment

Kevesther delivers its training programs onsite at clients’ workplaces (or alternatively at Kevesther’s own training facilities) through face-to-face training, coaching, and assessment activity (assessment includes knowledge questions and practical demonstration). Wherever possible, we utilise our client’s own company documentation and worksite-specific construction plans, etc. for more effective transfer of learning relevant to individual workplaces. Kevesther’s trainers and assessors work with our clients in a team-approach to ensure each student is given every opportunity to successfully complete their programs.