Career paths

Forge your own path

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The Australian Mining Industry offers a career path for everyone – all skill levels, interests and ability.

Whatever you choose, you’ll learn valuable and desired skills, great salary, work with outgoing friendly people, and enjoy a flexible and balanced lifestyle.

Which one's for you?


You have special and practical knowledge.

You approach problems in a systematic fashion.

You are an Engineer, a tinkerer, a problem solver, a metallurgist.

These jobs you were born to do.

Key skills

  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Enjoy technical and engineering work
  • Be able to identify, analyse and solve problems
  • Be able to communicate orally, in writing and using graphs
  • Be able to adhere and contribute to strict safety requirements
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You seek new knowledge.

You look to see what lies underneath, understand it, improve it, use it.

You are a surveyor, a field assistant, an explorer, a minerals geoscientist.

These careers are what you were born to do.

Key skills

  • Common sense approach to work
  • Learn independently
  • Lateral thinker
  • Enjoy Science
  • Physically fit
  • Enjoy outdoors work
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Hands on

You learn by doing.

You taught yourself how it works, pulled it apart, and pushed it to the limit. You are a miner, a machine operator, you are at the "coal face."

These careers you were born to do.

Key skills

  • Plan and Coordinate
  • Look for Improvement
  • Curious about Machinery
  • Good Spatial Skills
  • Independent
  • Reliable
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You seek solutions

You use scientific knowledge to contribute to understand and help others.

You are an Environmental Scientist, Metallurgist, Sampler, Lab Technician.

These jobs you were born to do.

Key skills

  • Open Minded
  • Keen Observer
  • Resourceful
  • Smart
  • Inquisitive
  • Brave
  • Unbiased
  • Curious of everything
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You are a process improver.

You burn to succeed, to plan, to manage, to deliver.

You are an accountant, a networker, a legal professional, a communicator, a caterer.

These jobs you were born to do.

Key skills

  • Resourceful
  • Independent thinker
  • Problem solver
  • Have good spatial ability
  • Communicates well with others
  • Enjoy on-site work
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