Here are our 5 Tips to enhance your career in the Drilling Industry...

Now is not the time to stop and feel sorry for ourselves, it is the time to regroup and strategize on the direction we want our careers to go in. Fortunately, Redfield has been doing this for decades, and with the vast amount of knowledge and experience within the business, it is advice that needs to be listened to. Our passion has always revolved around helping people to secure meaningful careers. A career is not just a path for you to earn an income, it is an opportunity for you and your loved ones to accomplish life dreams. Choose wisely and start your journey on the right path. Below are some tips on how you can achieve this. 

  1. Complete a course with Redfield Drilling Services today!

Redfield Resources is directly affiliated with Redfield Drilling Services. If you or someone you know is having no luck breaking into the sector, RDS runs a 4-day training course that will provide you with direct hands on experience. This course is run by industry professionals and offers second to none exposure to real site conditions. This will help to set you apart from the rest!
If you are interested in attending this exciting course or you know some who is, please contact the RDS Team today! Email: or Phone: 08 6559 7233

  1. Obtain a HR – Unrestricted licence

All surface drilling jobs will require you to have your HR licence. There are a variety of companies within WA that can provide this training – It will cost approx. $1300 so get saving and get that licence! It will be sure to increase your opportunities within the industry.
To apply for an HR licence, you must:

  • Have held a class C licence, (except a learner licence) or equivalent for two years or more
  • Pass the HR knowledge test
  • Pass an eyesight test
  • Pass a heavy Vehicle Theory test (If Required)
  • Pass the practical Driving Assessment Heavy Rigid (HR Class)
  • Once passed – obtain your new licence 

More info can be found at the Department of transports website 

  1. Ensure you still have a Clean NPC & the ability to pass a medical – Remember the actions you take outside of work on your R&R can really impact your career! 


  1. Be willing to learn and upskill – “Every day is a school day” - Ask questions and learn from those more experienced around you!


  1. Stay safe - Safety is everyone’s responsibility!


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