National Qualifications
ADITC offers expert advice about national drilling qualifications, including historical information not available elsewhere and how to apply for a qualification
Waterwell Driller Licensing
ADITC has expertise in and assists applicants for waterwell licences which are required throughout Australia to drill for groundwater. Licensing is really a ‘permit to work’ structure

This is to advise that after over 35 years of service to the drilling industry as a benevolent body for the drilling industry, the ADITC (Australian Drilling Industry Training Committee) will close our doors.

After extensive effort and consideration of the financial challenges facing the ADITC, the Directors have resolved to commence a structured and orderly winding down of the ADITC that minimises disruption to the industry and our stakeholders.

ADITC has achieved a number of the objects for which we were established as a benevolent body for the Drilling Industry,  for example

  • to develop, improve, encourage, foster and implement systematic training for employment of any nature within the Drilling Industry in Australia
  • to carry out surveys and research and compile information and reports relating to the training requirements of the industry
  • to provide continuing and coordinated guidance and advice on the development of training in the industry
  • to encourage the employment of trained training officers within the industry and the appointment by individual companies operating in the industry of persons who are responsible for manpower development and training.

We thank you for the industry support which has sustained ADITC over more than 35 years, enabling us to provide direction for drilling industry vocational training, industry services for driller licensing advice and examinations, and maintain our role as a quality and authoritative provider of national vocational qualifications while being a moderator of pricing for vocational training and qualifications. We apologise that we must stop providing services, and for the disruption that this may cause you. Read more


Australian Drilling Industry Training Committee (ADITC) is a not-for-profit industry organisation that exists to improve the skills and professionalism of the industry – in our own industry’s eyes, in the eyes of our contract principals, and in public perception. Our Board is formed by the Presidents and Chairmen of the drilling associations in all drilling sectors (oil and gas, waterwell, mineral exploration and mineral production, coal seam gas, environmental, geothermal, foundation/construction, blast hole, trenchless technology, seismic, geotechnical).

We have been in continuous operation since 1978.

ADITC maintains an embedded Registered Training Organisation with formal accreditation to train and to issue national Australian qualifications to people at all levels and in all sectors of the drilling industry.


Chief Executive Officer 
Virginia Hilliard

PO Box 742
Lane Cove NSW


Phone: 02 9428 3444

Fax: 02 9428 3555

International phone:
+61 2 9428 3444

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