The Drilling IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to drilling mining operations. Drilling is mined in both underground and open cut operations with the latter sharing qualifications with open cut metalliferous mining and quarrying.
These qualifications are included in the RII - Resources and Infrastructure Training Package.
The IRC will consult widely during any future training package development process providing opportunity for any interested parties to make a contribution.
Technical Advisory Committees may also be established to inform future work, utilising a broad range of stakeholders with technical and specific industry knowledge.
The Drilling IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, PwC's Skills for Australia. For more information visit PwC's Skills for Australia.
Further information about the role of IRCs and how they operate can be found in the IRC Operating Framework.
The AISC has approved the following members for the Drilling IRC:
|Peak Body||Australian Drilling Industry Association||Mr Peter Hall||WA|
|State regulator||Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety||Mr Waeel Ilahi||WA|
|State industry training advisory body||Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance||Mr Phillip de Courcey||SA|
|Industry growth centre||METS Ignited and National Energy Resources Australia||Ms Michelle Carey||WA|
|Industry expertise Water well drilling||Western Irrigation||Mr Andrew Ogden||WA|
|Industry expertise Underground drilling||HMR Drilling||Mr Ross Pickering (Deputy chair)||WA|
|Industry expertise Oil and gas drilling, including well servicing||Savanna Energy||Mr David Meesey||QLD|
|Industry expertise Mineral exploration drilling||Lucas Drilling||Mr Philip Spence||VIC|
|Industry expertise Blast hole drilling||TDW Consulting / Australian Drilling Industry Association||Mr Tim Westcott (Chair)||WA|
|Industry expertise Geotechnical / environmental drilling||Drillpower Queensland||Mr Steven Mathams||QLD|
|Industry expertise Construction related drilling||The RIX Group Australia||Mr David Law||NSW|
|Industry expertise Drilling safety||Australasian Assurance Services||Mr Rob Wallace||QLD|