Screens and Gravel Pack Course

Cairns (QLD)

Premises of Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM)

1 & 2 May 2018

8 am - 5 pm

Geelong (VIC)

Geelong Conference Centre

3 & 4 July 2018

8 am - 5 pm

Perth (WA)


4 & 5 September 2018

8 am - 5 pm

Adelaide (SA)


13 & 14 November 2018

8 am - 5 pm

2 days

Partnered by:

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This course

  • is newly revised to meet the Minimum Construction Requirements for Water Bores in Australia Edition 3
  • is conducted by industry experts
  • is a thorough and comprehensive hands-on course
  • is a pre-requisite for the issue of a National Class 2 Drillers’ Licence in NSW and is recommended by all other states
  • is appropriate for drillers, drill supervisors & managers involved in waterwell or environmental drilling activities.

A Certificate (recognised by all state/territory Water Authorities) will be awarded to participants upon successful completion of a written examination.  

The course provides much of the underpinning knowledge required to design and construct screened water bores in alluvial formations, using either natural formation or artificial gravel packing techniques, including sieve analysis.

  • How to design, drill and develop efficient water bores
  • The various types of screens in current use – their advantages and disadvantages
  • How to conduct an accurate sieve analysis
  • How to select the correct slot size, screen length and diameter for any given geological environment
  • Effective screen installation methods
  • When and how to effect natural or artificial gravel packing
  • Effective methods of well development
  • The use and requirements for test pumping
  • Appropriate rehabilitation procedures.

The course provides underpinning knowledge against the following national competency standards: 

  • RIINHB320D Construct monitoring bores
  • RIINHB325D Construct and complete single aquifer production bores
  • RIINHB322D Construct multiple aquifer production bores
  • RIINHB411D Construct artesian (flowing) aquifer production bores (partial)