Rig Ready Course

Our Rig Ready course provides the participant to become Rig Ready for work in the drilling industry of the mining and civil sectors. Our online pre-course learning and assessment mode allows you to study the underpinning knowledge at home prior to attending a Civil Safety High Risk Training Facility for an intensive practical  face-to-face workshop. This can reduce the time required by you to attend classes by up to 3 days. The Rig  Ready course is targeted at new comers, people re-entering the industry or current employees seeking to move in to the  drilling industry.

The Civil Safety Rig Ready course (theory component) can be done 100% anywhere – Anytime. All learning material is provided in a downloadable format (PDF) so that you can study and refresh your knowledge. When you are ready, just log back on and download your MS Word document version of your pre-course theory test and complete it online.  

Our Rig Ready course can take up to 8 days to complete. 

Online study and assessment 5 days.

Practical workshop 3 days.

This is only an indicator as someone with prior experience or exposure to the industry can complete in less time, while new comers with no experience or exposure to the industry may take longer.

The Civil Safety Rig Ready Course prepares any individual for working in drilling sector of the Queensland  mining industry. 

The purpose of this course is to ensure that you are skilled-ready and licenced to contribute to mining operations from the first day. 

RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces
MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres
MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus
RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights
RIIVEH305E Operate and maintain 4WD
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

White Card – CPCCWHS1001 Work Safely in the Construction Industry

Target: Anyone who is, or intends to, work in the construction or mining industry or enter a construction site requires a White Card

Duration: Self paced, online – average time taken is 2-8 hours

Qualification: Statement of Attainment and wallet sized White Card issued.

Documentation: Proof of Identity.

(You will have the opportunity to add an online  Whitecard course to your Rig Ready course during the enrolment checkout process).

Standard 11 (Mining Induction)

RIIWHS201D – Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

RIIERR205D – Apply initial response first aid
Assess the situation, apply basic first aid and complete incident reports

RIIGOV201D – Comply with site work processes/procedures
Access and apply site safety procedures, apply personal safety measures, maintain personal wellbeing, and complete site related forms and reports

RIIRIS201D – Conduct local risk control
Hazard ID, risk assessment and control in a mine environment

RIICOM201D – Communicate in the workplace
Identify, access and use site communication equipment and systems, carry out work related communication, and complete written documentation

RIIERR302D – Respond to local emergencies and incidents
Prepare and respond to emergencies in a mine environment


At the end of your study, you will be required to sit an online theory assessment, followed by a practical workshop at a Civil Safety High Risk Training Facility. When you are deemed competent by a Civil Safety assessor you will receive a Statement of Results.

Civil Safety Trade Start (Work Ready) Program

The Civil Safety Trade Start (Work Ready) Program is an innovatiove 8 week program that has been designed to prepare participants for formal entry in to the workplace. Funding may be available for this program. Please call Tracy Van Der Rhede P: 07 3804 7723 | M:0418 646 733 to discuss your options and opportunities.


The Rig Ready course is available as a blended delivery. 50% online and 50% practical workshop at a Civil Safety location throughout Queensland.

Reduced from $1795 to $795 if you enrol before December 24, 2018

All-inclusive cost of the Rig Ready course is $795 (discount price), payable by PayPal or credit card at the point of enrolment.


Civil Safety is required to determine the support needs of individual learners prior to enrolling in to a course. If there are limitations to the support we are able to provide, these limitations will be made clear in information we provided to potential learners who complete a LLN test but do not sucesssfully complete the LLN assessment.

The first step in the enrolment process is to click or tap on the LLN Indicator link below. You will be taken to the Civil Safety online LLN test.  If you complete your LLN test you will automatically be redirected to our enrolment form. If you do not pass the LLN test, a trainer will contact you shortly to assist you.

When enrolling in a nationally recoginised course, you are required to provide a  USI  (Unique Student Identifier) number. If you do not already have a USI you can create one at www.usi.gov.au. From 1st January 2015, no certificates are able to be printed if a person does not have a USI.

We also require proof of your identity so please have your drivers licence or another form of photo id available for upload in to the enrolment form.

At the completion of your enrolment form you will be taken to PayPal checkout to pay for your course. You will need an active credit card or PayPal account to pay for your course.

The email address and phone number that you supply on the enrolment form must be active as this is where we will send payment confirmation and your logon details for your course.

Once you have fully completed your enrolment form and  have successfully made payment to PayPal you will automatically receive your login password via email so that you can start your studies immediately. Issuance of your results are conditional on Civil Safety validating your LLN, enrolment form and your assessments as complying with the regulatory Standards of ASQA.