Course Schedule for 2017

*We run courses every week that is listed on the Schedule even if there is only one person attending!*

We run classes on public holidays so it may suit you to come to Cairns for training during these weeks. Bring your wife, girlfriend and or family to enjoy glorious Cairns.

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Course Number


Currently Updating Competency Standards Assessments

RII Competencies

Start Date

End Date

Last Date for Booking


None required for RII

CNS26/17   03 July 07 July 26 June
CNS27/17   10 July 14 July 03 July
CNS28/17   17 July 21 July (Cairns Show) 10 July
CNS29/17   24 July 28 July 17 July
CNS30/17   31 July 04 August 24 July
CNS31/17   07 August 11 August 31 July
CNS32/17   14 August 18 August 07 August
CNS33/17   21 August 25 August 14 August
CNS34/17   28 August 01 September 21 August
CNS35/17 RII  Well Intervention
04 September 08 September No cut off date
CNS36/17   11 September 15 September 04 September
CNS37/17   18 September 22 September 11 September
CNS38/17   25 September 29 September 18 September
CNS39/17   02 Oct (Queens B'day) 06 October 25 September
CNS40/17   09 October 13 October 02 October
CNS41/17   16 October 20 October 09 October
CNS42/17   23 October 27 October 16 October
CNS43/17   30 October 03 November 23 October
CNS44/17   06 November 10 November 30 October
CNS45/17   13 November 17 November 06 November
CNS46/17   20 November 24 November 13 November
CNS47/17   27 November 01 December 20 November
CNS48/17   04 December 08 December 27 November
CNS49/17   11 December 15 December 04 December
CNS50/17   18 December 22 December 11 December

Course Costs


$2500 including GST.

If for any reason you are unable to commence the enrolled IWCF course and at least 10 days notice is given, a refund will be provided. Alternatively you may nominate for a later course without any loss of payment, dependent on vacancies in the nominated course. All efforts will be made to find an alternative course that is suitable to all.

If you fail to turn up and don't advise us, all course fees will be forfeited. If there are extenuating circumstances, please advise us and we will make every effort to place you into another course.

If you advise us that you can't attend after the 10 days notice, a refund will be provided, less an administrative charge which will be a minimum of $200.

5 Day BOP Short Course RII Competencies

$2500 including GST - will be invoiced for individuals showing the full cost but only $1250  will be required prior to the course commencing and the remaining $1250 is to be paid on completion of the competency.

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*5 Day BOP Short Course in RII Competency Standards will achieve a Statement of Attainment in Well Control and Blow Out Prevention for any of the below Nationally Accredited Units. Practical assessment will be undertaken as separate Statement of Completion which is issued to confirm that a practical assessment has been competently performed. Practical assessment will be tailored to the requirements of the candidate e.g. Coal Seam Gas. It will not be a generic assessment that is currently being used by IWCF.

Simulation does not form part of recognised assessment for RII units and cannot be used to determine competency. The simulation assessment is formative assessment only when applied to the RII Competency Standards.

  • RIIOGD205D Support blow-out prevention;
  • RIIOGD206D Assist with coal seam gas control;
  • RIIOGD304D Apply effective coal seam gas control practices;
  • RIIOGD305D Apply blow-out prevention operational procedures; and
  • RIIOGD405D Carry out well control and blow-out prevention.

Well Intervention, Stuck Pipe and Underbalanced Air Drilling curriculum documents have now been written for Nationally Recognised Training. Successful completion will achieve a Statement of Attainment in the following RII competency.

  • RIIBEF401D – Manage Non-Routine, Complex Technical Situations

A Statement of Attainment will be issued once all required competency Standards are confirmed as being achieved.

A Statement of Completion is a BOP ticket that confirms competency and complies with the National competency requirements – Petroleum and Gas – Drilling & Well Services in Queensland where National Competencies are required by law to work on an oil/gas rig. IWCF is not competency based training and cannot be converted to National Competency Standards under Australian Law - National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 or used as a substitute for National competency requirements. The failure of a contractor company to accept this qualification could be unlawful and contestable in court in Australia.

NB: Please make your own inquiries regarding overseas companies and contracts.

Training and assessment provided by the Cairns Centre for Drilling and Well Control for 5 Day Short Course Training in Well Control complies with Australia Federal and State legislative requirements for Nationally Accredited Units under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Our training is valid, reliable and audited by the Australian Skills and Quality Authority (ASQA). IWCF is informal "industry recognised" training and the training offered by the IWCF does not meet nationally recognised competency Standards in Australia. The IWCF course content is not audited by any educational or training regulatory authority, other than IWCF itself. Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) is not an international educational or training regulatory authority. "International Accreditation" can only be confirmed with Nationally Recognised Training by Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Training in the Field can be arranged for groups of 5 or more for Nationally Recognised Training for the above RII Units. Please contact us by phone 07 40411508 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details and to make a booking.