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Qualifications for jobs in mining

The mining industry offers a diverse range of job opportunities.

Mining is still one of Australia’s most lucrative industries and it shows no signs of slowing down. Here we discuss some of the qualifications available for jobs in mining. The first step to embark on a mining career is to explore options and what skills and qualifications you need and can get that will make your application stand out from the completion.

Whilst you don’t need a full trade or formal qualifications to get a job in mining, there are certain licences or tickets that you will need and some that will make you a more desirable employee. To start with you will need a Construction White Card – this is a compulsory requirement. You can find out how to acquire this in more detail here.

Electrical Spotters

This ticket gives a clear understanding of the role and safety involved in being an Electrical Spotter, enabling you to safely observe and warn equipment operators of any hazards to do with power and underground assets such as communications, water and sewerage.


An Earthmoving ticket is a sought after skill in the industry and will supply you with the skills to operate earthmoving machinery on a building or construction site, qualifying you for several jobs in mining.

Working at heights

Working at Heights Course is aimed primarily at those working in the construction, mining and factories industry. The course includes health and safety awareness, hazard control and specific fall arrest and restraint systems as well as equipment selection and use. It encompasses many desirable skills for the mining industry.

These courses will look great on your resume when applying for jobs in the mining sector and make you a desirable employee!

Star Training & Assessing provides all of these courses, plus many more! Contact us today to get skilled and start your career in mining.