Mining, Resources & Energy

Industry Overview

If you are fascinated by the process of extracting minerals from the earth, are mathematically-minded with keen problem-solving abilities, would enjoy the challenge of operating big machinery, or want to be part of the discovery of the next oil field, then the Mining Industry is definitely a sector you should be exploring on your journey to discover a career.

The Mining Industry has been a powerful driver of the Australian economy for some time, having experienced some of the fastest industry job-growth rates over the past ten years, and there are predictions of further growth. The Mining sector employs people from a range of skill sets, and some roles offer the chance for travel interstate, or even abroad to work for companies that have interests overseas. 

Training & Qualifications

Training and study options for this industry can take place via Apprenticeships and Traineeships (including some limited school-based options), VET and university pathways. Qualifications can give you the skills to work with specific tools and production techniques. They include:

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Occupations In This Industry

Scholarships & Grad Programs

There are currently no scholarship and graduate programs available for this industry. But check the job stream below for job opportunities!

Job Stream

  • Cleanskin Mining Operators

  • Mickala Mining Mackay
  • Cleanskin Operators required for new contract opening. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Full training supplied. Cost of onboarding will be deducted from wages over a 4 month period. Must be able to pass Fitness for Work, Qld Coal Board Medical and Drug and Alcohol Screen. 7 on 7 off Roster. Women and people of Indigenous origin are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Mining, Resources & EnergyEarthmoving Plant Operators
  • Thu 11 Jan , 2018
  • $70,001 - $80,000
  • Mackay
  • Mon 20 Jun , 2016
  • Karratha
  • Mon 20 Jun , 2016
  • Karratha
  • Intermediate and Advanced Rigger

  • Linkfroce Engineering Pty Ltd
  • We are currently seeking Intermediate and Advanced Riggers who are immediately available to complete an interview and commence training, with a view to mobilisation as soon as possible. We are seeking applicants who have previous experience working in a similar role and an uncompromising commitment to health and safety. Apply now to secure your place on our next shutdown!
  • Mining, Resources & EnergyFitters and Machinists
  • Mon 20 Jun , 2016
  • Karratha
  • Trade Qualified Mechanical Fitters

  • Linkfroce Engineering Pty Ltd
  • We are currently seeking Trade Qualified Mechanical Fitters who are immediately available to complete an interview and commence training, with a view to mobilisation as soon as possible. We are seeking applicants who have previous experience working in a similar role and an uncompromising commitment to health and safety.
  • Mining, Resources & EnergyFitters and Machinists
  • Mon 20 Jun , 2016
  • Karratha