Our Drilling Certificate Program currently consists of six certificates, each specifically designed to meet the requirements of different roles in a drilling operation:
- Drilling for Geologists
- Drill Site Safety
- Drill Site Safety (South African Law)
- Exploration Supervisor
- Drill Rig Inspector
- Directional Driller
Each certificate is made up of different combinations of courses that are designed to provide candidates with the necessary technical and legal knowledge and skills and understanding to enable them to more effectively contribute to the success of a drilling operation. The structure of the six certificate programs is shown in the table below.
All certificates are offered on an online basis that allows candidates who are unable to attend full-time programs to register. The online programs require that the candidate has access to a suitable electronic device and a stable internet connection.
A course assessment has to be submitted at the end of each course and a final assessment at the end of each certificate program. These assessments require the candidate to apply the principles learned to a drilling operation and so the candidate must have a good level of experience of drilling operations and must currently have access to an active drilling operation. Candidates who are successful in passing all of the required course assessments and the final assessment will receive a Certificate of Completion. This is the "assessed" option of the certificate program.
Candidates who wish to register for a certificate program but who do not have the necessary level of experience or access to an active drilling operation will not be able to complete the assessments and so must register for the "un-assessed" option of the certificate program. These candidates will receive a Certificate of Attendance on completion of the program.
Once the candidate has gained the necessary level of experience and has access to an active drilling operation, he / she may then complete and submit the assessments and if successful will then be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
All certificate programs are structured so that candidates must work through the courses in a defined order. Candidates can move through the course work at their own pace and revisit content however often they need to, however, specific submission dates for assessments will be set and it is required that courses are completed on or before the due date.
Candidates will not be able to print the course work, however, certain “Additional References” are included in a number of the courses and these resources are downloadable by candidates.