233611 Mining Engineers (Excluding Petroleum) in Australia!

There is a great demand for mining engineers for which there has been a shortage in Australia. The occupation of Mining Engineers (excluding petroleum) is mentioned in the ANZSCO list which enlists all the occupations which are short of labor in Australia. This list has two sub lists known as Schedule 3 and Schedule 4.

Those applicants whose jobs are mentioned in Schedule 3 have to apply via the General Skilled Migrant program where as the ones in Schedule 4 has to apply through Sponsored (State Nomination/Blood Relation) or under Regional Programs. In case of mining engineering, this occupation is enlisted in both the above lists. So, the applicant has a choice to apply via either of the two programs.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Carrying initial surveys on the deposits for petroleum, natural gas and minerals. These surveys have to be conducted along with geologists, prospectors, mineral scientists, geophysicists and other engineers. This should be done to plan the process for extraction, its feasibility and the amount of resources present.
  • Deciding on the drilling location.
  • Estimating the costs pertaining to the project and preparing for the operation, schedules for production, comparing costs and production to budget.
  • Planning for the tunnels and chambers, construction of mine shafts and its location etc. with the help of computer modeling.
  • Organizing and planning the labor utilization and equipment needed following the safety standards, maintaining efficiency and so on.

Apart from the above, there are additional responsibilities which the professional would be expected to perform.


  • A bachelor’s degree or higher education.
  • In some cases, both qualification as well as relevant experience is required to qualify for the same.
  • On the job training might be required in specific cases.

If you are a mining engineer intending to immigrate to Australia for better opportunities, write to us at [email protected] to know more on the same.

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