Employment & careers
NSW mining offers rewarding career prospects across the state, and it’s also the sort of work that can take you all over the world. But a career in mining is not just about working in a mine; the type of work you could do in mining is really only limited by your imagination.
We have environmental scientists, surveyors, electricians, truck drivers, IT experts, geologists, machine operators, health and safety specialists, communications professionals and engineers, just to name a few.
Pathways into the industry vary; some careers require apprenticeships while others require specialised university degrees. It’s important to choose the right subjects at school to make sure you are on the right path to the mining career you want.
We’re here to provide potential NSW miners with information about the pathways to a career in mining. Here are some useful resources to help you start your search:
We have also included some useful websites, to gain further information and advice on seeking a career in the minerals industry:
Learning Best Practice Guides
The Learning Best Practice guides are part of an initiative, the NSW Mining Statutory Positions Training Process Improvement Review Project, carried out in association with the NSW Department of Education and Communities, NSW Department of Trade, Investment, Regional Infrastructure & Services and SkillsDMC to provide advice on the key factors which will assist candidates in successfully completing their assessment process for a career in the minerals industry.
This includes advice on selecting and supporting candidates, providing mentoring and coaching, exam preparation, advice on how to liaise with employers and simple checklists to assess commitment and preparation.
People for the Future A national careers portal offering a great range of career opportunities in resources and mining.
Skills DMC The national industry skills council for the Resources and Infrastructure sectors.
Mining Careers Discover the diverse career opportunities available in the Australian minerals industry.
There are three guides - for candidates, for employers, and for Registered Training Organisations, that can be used as an important reference tool for exam preparation.