Wield the power to move mountains.
Join this fantastic industry. Explore our wide range of career pathways. Discover the job that is right for you.

Where can a Technical career in mining take you?


Find the future of mining.
Seek out an exploring career and shape the future of Australia's largest export industry.

Where can an Exploring career in mining take you?

Hands on

Feel the roar of a thousand horsepowers surge through your hands. Work with the industry's most sophisticated hardware and technology in a variety of fields.

Where can a Hands on career in mining take you?


Build a safer environment.
Use your scientific knowledge to contribute to a great Australian industry.

Where can a Scientific career in mining take you?

Have you considered a job in today's high tech minerals industry?

The Australian Minerals Industry

Sure the money is great, but working in mining also gives you the skills and experience to set you up for the rest of your life.

Gain access to specialist training and the latest tools and equipment that comes from working in one of the world's most technologically advanced industries.

Enjoy dynamic teamwork, safe working environments and flexible rosters that let you balance work with family and leisure.

In partnership and collaboration



Well Rewarded

work-life balance

Work-life balance

family friendly

Family friendly

huge demand


career progression

Career progression

travel opportunities

Travel opportunities

I've always been interested in working outdoors. I didn't want a job in an office doing desk work.

Stephen - Geologist

Stephen wanted a job without the monotony of a 9-5 office job and geology offered him the opportunity to work outdoors.


1. Driller

$70,000 - $120,000

  1. Surface Driller
  2. Underground Driller

Drillers move, set up and operate drilling rigs and related equipment to drill holes for mineral exploration.

2. Miner

$65,000 - $130,000

  1. Service Crew
  2. Bogger Operator
  3. Jumbo Operator

Miners operate specialist equipment to excavate, load and transport ore, coal and rock in underground or open-cut mining operations.

3. Haul Truck Operator

$60,000 - $120,000

  1. Dump Truck Operator

Truck drivers use heavy vehicles such as haul packs to transport goods and materials from one area to another.

4. Truck Driver

$60,000 - $105,000

  1. Truck Driver
  2. Dump Truck Operator

Truck drivers use heavy vehicles such as haul packs to transport goods and materials from one area to another. 

5. Metallurgist

$70,000 - $110,000

  1. Graduate Metallurgist
  2. Metallurgist
  3. Senior Metallurgist

Metallurgists work at mineral processing sites and may specialise in either primary or secondary metallurgy.

6. Electrician

$75,000 - $130,000

  1. Electrician - Maintenance
  2. Auto Electrician, Mobile Plant - Surface
  3. Auto Electrician, Mobile Plant - Underground
  4. Leading Hand

Electricians install and maintain electrical systems. In the minerals and energy industry they are responsible for establishing and ensuring ongoing supplies of power from generators to plant and accommodation units.

7. Production Manager

$110,000 - $220,000

Production Managers (manufacturing) plan, administer and review the manufacturing activities of an organisation to optimise resource use, minimise costs and maintain quality standards.

8. Mining Engineer

$85,000 - $130,000

  1. Graduate Mining Engineer
  2. Mining Engineer
  3. Senior Mining Engineer
  4. Project Engineer

Mining engineers plan and direct the engineering aspects of extracting minerals from the earth.

9. Welder

$70,000 - $130,000

Welders construct or repair metal products by joining parts using one of several welding processes.

10. Health and Safety Officer

$70,000 - $110,000

  1. Health and Safety Officer
  2. Health and Safety Manager
Health and Safety professionals develop and coordinate safety and health systems and strategies within organisations. They identify workplace hazards, assess risks to employee health and safety, and recommend solutions.


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