Name of qualification Upravljalec/upravljalka geovrtalnih strojev in napravAdd to comparison [1]
Translated title (no legal status) Well drilling and boring machinery operator
Type of qualification Nacionalna poklicna kvalifikacija, SOK raven 4
Category of qualification Poklicna kvalifikacija
Admission requirements
  • Secondary vocational school level knowledge in the fields of civil engineering or mechanical engineering or mining; or
  • assistant well driller/borer NVQ and
  • medical certificate confirming the candidate's fitness for work at height and
  • driving licence (category B).
ISCED field Field
Tehnika, proizvodne tehnologije in gradbeništvo
ISCED subfield subfield rudarstvo in drugo pridobivanje rudnin
Qualification level


Learning outcomes

Candidates will be able to:

  • plan and organise their own work and the work of co-workers/assistants,
  • prepare the workspace, equipment, tools and material in a workshop and on site,
  • make rational use of time, material and energy, machinery and tools,
  • perform work in such a way as not to endanger themselves, other people or the environment,
  • communicate with co-workers and customers,
  • organise transport and assemble/disassemble machinery and equipment,
  • carry out the most complex drilling of boreholes and demonstrate proficiency in several technologies according to a specific technological procedure,
  • operate machinery in accordance with operating instructions.


Verification and assessment are carried out by committees for the verification and validation of national vocational qualifications, appointed by the National Examination Centre (NEC). Committee members must be licensed by the National Examination Centre.

Assessment and completion


During the guidance process, the candidate prepares a portfolio. The relevant committee assesses the portfolio and validates catalogue content in part or full. If the committee is unable to recognise all catalogue content, it assigns tasks to the candidate for verification.


Candidates demonstrate their proficiency in the operation of machinery in the work process via a practical assignment with oral presentation.

Condition for obtaining certificate

Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.

Awarding body

Providers of procedures for identifying and validating national vocational qualifications are entered in a register of providers maintained in the relevant database of the National Reference Point for Occupational Qualifications. Providers include: vocational schools, companies, inter-company training centres, adult education centres, chambers of commerce, etc.

Currently there are no providers for this qualification.