Make Your Career In Mining: A Guide

With more than 100 careers across the mining industry, opportunities exist on mine sites, in high-tech remote mining centres, in science as well as computer laboratories – or any mix of locations.

You can make your career managing a team, rehabilitating mine sites, building robotics or piloting drones, engineering machinery, safeguarding native plants and animals, or tackling climate change.

Advances in technology – AI, big data, automation and connectivity – are core business for mining today. Technology makes workplaces safer and healthier, and is enabling industry to employ more people in roles ranging from virtual reality to mechatronics.

Mine sites are also using technology to reduce reliance on fuel, generate cleaner energy and minimise water use as part of the industry’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions.

Improving the environmental performance of mining extends to land management. Long before any excavation begins, mine rehabilitation is planned in consultation with local and First Nations communities.

And those whose job it is to make mining more sustainable? Environmental scientists, Indigenous engagement specialists, cultural heritage advisers, hydrogeologists, social performance advisers… mining has a career for everybody.

So whatever your age, gender identity, cultural background, sexual orientation, physical ability or caring responsibilities, with so many jobs on offer there has never been a better time to consider a career in Australian mining.

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