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Mining Support Worker

Mining Support Workers perform routine tasks in mining and mineral ore treating operations, such as assembling, operating and dismantling mining equipment, taking ore, rock and dust samples, and mixing ore treating chemicals and catalysts.

Overview

Mining Support Workers perform routine tasks in mining and mineral ore treating operations, such as assembling, operating and dismantling mining equipment, taking ore, rock and dust samples, and mixing ore treating chemicals and catalysts.

Day-to-day

  • assembling, operating and dismantling mining equipment, taking ore, rock and dust samples, and mixing ore treating chemicals and catalysts.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Mining Support Worker

  • You can work as a Mining Support Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate I or II in resourced and infrastructure operations or mining operations (field or exploration) may be useful.

    Find a Certificate in Mining Operations

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