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:

  • Mining Engineers - Certificate III in Underground Coal Operations *and/or Bachelor of Engineering *
  • Production Managers - Diploma of Production Management or Diploma of Underground Metalliferous Mining Management or Diploma of Surface Operations Management

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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

  • Drillers Offsider

  • Edge Drilling WA Pty ltd
  • Drillers Offsider for a Geotechnical Drilling Company which works throughout Australia , not on a set roster , but will at times work away max 2-3 weeks at a time . Fully supported and trained on job and signed up to a Drilling Operations Cert II opportunity.
  • Mining, Resources & EnergyEarthmoving Plant Operators
  • Tue 14 Aug , 2018
  • Perth, Western Australia