Mining

Explore and extract minerals, oils and gas

Overview

The mining industry extracts naturally occurring mineral solids such as coal and ores, liquid minerals such as crude petroleum, and gases such as natural gas.

Mining activities include underground or open cut mining, dredging, quarrying, well operations or evaporation pans, recovery from ore dumps or tailings as well as beneficiation activities (i.e. preparing, including crushing, screening, washing and flotation). Other preparation work is customarily performed at the mine site and as a part of mining activity.

Industry Considerations
  • Many occupations require post-school qualifications, VET is a good option.
  • Some occupations, like Mining Engineer or Geologist, need a university degree.
  • Many employees in the mining industry operate on a fly-in-fly-out basis.
  • Jobs are in regional and remote areas, mainly in Queensland and Western Australia.

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Dealbreakers

Building and Engineering Technician (not covered elsewhere)
Building and Engineering Technician (not covered elsewhere)

Building and Engineering Technicians (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Aircraft Detail Draftsperson, Aircraft Systems…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Metallurgist
Metallurgist Metallurgists research, develop, control and provide advice on processes used in extracting metals from their ores, and processes…
Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer

Design and oversee installation of mechanical and process plant equipment and systems.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Occupational & Environmental Health Professional
Occupational & Environmental Health Professional

Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals develop, implement and evaluate policies and programs to monitor…

Estimated pay
$1,914/week
Future demand
Very strong

Production and Plant Engineer
Production and Plant Engineer

Production or Plant Engineers plan, direct and coordinate the design, construction, modification, continued performance and…

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$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
Occupational Health and Safety Adviser Occupational Health and Safety Advisers develop, implement and evaluate risk management policies and programs, train employees in…
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$0/week
Future demand
Very strong

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Electrician
Electrician

Design, install, repair and safely maintain electrical systems and equipment.

Estimated pay
$1,823/week
Future demand
Strong

Engineering Manager
Engineering Manager

Plan, organise and coordinate engineering and technical operations.

Estimated pay
$3,427/week
Future demand
Strong

Electrician (General)
Electrician (General)

Electricians (General) install, test, connect, commission, maintain and modify electrical equipment, wiring and control…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Electrician (Special Class)
Electrician (Special Class)

Electricians (Special Class) service and repair intricate and complex electrical and electronic circuitry.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Environmental Manager
Environmental Manager

Environmental Managers manage the development and implementation of environmental management systems within organisations by…

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$0/week
Future demand
Strong

Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineer

Make electrical power available through design and management of electrical equipment and systems.

Estimated pay
$2,160/week
Future demand
Strong