TPP's new shorter drilling programme that aims to get graduates on the job faster.

TPP Programme Leader – Drilling Michele Cox says the new 14-week National Certificate in Drilling Non-Hydrocarbon (Driller’s Assistant Level 2) will start on 21 September this year. It involves only four weeks at the Reefton training facility on the West Coast and has the option of either completing Class 2 licence and fatigue and logbook or forklift with OSH and fire training. The remaining 10 weeks of the programme involves work-based training with a drilling company.

“This short course will appeal to people from all over the country who want to upskill and get a foot-in-the-door to a busy industry. Students must not hold a qualification higher than Level 1 to be eligible, and will learn all the basic skills required to get started in the drilling industry.

“While the short course doesn’t go into the same level of training as our 24-week programme, graduates will gain enough knowledge about the drilling industry to be useful to an employer from the start,” Michele says.

Read the full press release here.

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