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The Mineral Resources Division offers a wide range of career opportunities

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Career opportunities within the Mineral Resources Division include careers in administration and management, and positions for executive officers, geologists and engineers.

Roles within the group may include the following:

  • Strategic policy and support - facilitating the development of various mining projects; providing advice and statistics to the government and the community; advising on legislative frameworks
  • Mining regulation and rehabilitation - regulating exploration and mining industries; determining and collecting statutory royalties
  • Geoscientific information management - defining mineral resources and their potential; generating and managing geoscientific information; providing geoscientific advice and data to industry, government and the community

Vacation employment

The Resources and Energy Group may sometimes provide opportunities for university students to undertake employment during vacation time.

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Careers in the geoscience and mining industry

Information for students about courses of study and employment opportunities for careers in the geosciences is available in Consider a career in the geosciences, a leaflet produced by the Government of South Australia.

The Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance (RESA) produces Hot Rubble, a one-stop website to provide information about a career in the minerals, oils or gas sectors in South Australia.

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Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance (RESA)

RESA works with resource companies and education and training providers to address anticipated skills shortages in the resources sector.

Program targets include:

  • Management, professional staff and graduates
  • Para professionals, technicians/ trades and apprentices
  • Plant and equipment operators
  • Site administration and support personnel
  • Indigenous, rural and regional groups

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Job opportunities in the mining industry

The Government of South Australia's Mineral Resources Division does not hold information about particular job opportunities within the mining industry.

f you are interested in working within the mining industry you could contact individual mining companies.

The Mines and quarries and Mineral projects pages on this website include links to some mining companies involved with mineral projects in South Australia.

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Work experience

The Government of South Australia's Mineral Resources Division considers applications from secondary school students wanting to undertake work experience in the geosciences. Successful applicants are provided with a variety of hands-on experiences including field, laboratory and office components of geoscientific work.

Applicants should contact the Mineral Resources Division Community Education Officer, John Mignone in writing at least one term before the expected school release time, stating reasons why they have chosen this vocational area. Include all contact details.

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Information for schools

Hands-on workshops for students and professional development presentations to staff are available. See the Community education service section of the website or contact the Mineral Resources Division Community Education Officer, John Mignone for more information.

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Earth Sciences Summer School

The Earth Summer School provides lectures, practicals and fieldwork covering topics such as geology, mapping rock formations, minerals and energy resources exploration methods and mining engineering. The school is funded by the Government of South Australia Resources and Energy Group under the South Australian Government's PACE initiative and by industry sponsors.

Students with an interest in the Summer School and who will be studying science and mathematics in year 10, 11 and 12 are invited to apply.

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For more information, contact:

John Mignone
Community Education Officer
Phone: 0401 122 059
John.Mignone@sa.gov.au