Where the Mining Jobs Are

These are the videos on “Where the Mining Jobs Are” come from our sponsored YouTube channel Australian Mining for New Starters

The person that makes these video’s for our channel also helps students with our Workready program. His background is in Hardrock Underground but he has always had an interest about what’s going on across the industry.

Now because of the channel, he has been receiving information about employment from different areas of the industry. This has allowed him to make videos about where the current new starter entry level jobs are within the industry.

Below are the all these types of videos made from new to old, we will continue to update and add them as they are made.

We are going to use the key words “underground” and “offsider” to see where the entry level jobs are. These are the $100K a year, 2&1 entry level jobs, everyone is looking for. 

We are also going to look at Alana’s advice, at where to look for a job if underground and offsiding don’t float your boat. 

20years ago the jobs where in Iron Ore. 

10years ago, it was jobs building Gas plants. 

Today the entry level mining jobs and the money, are in hardrock underground and exploration.

We are going to use the key words “underground”, “exploration” and “offsider” to see where the entry level jobs are. 

These are the $100K entry level jobs everyone is looking for. Sounds to good to be true? 

Is there a catch? 

Well there is always a catch, so knowing what it is and how to avoid it puts you ahead of the game.

There are entry level mining jobs out there that you don’t need to know someone to get.
Where? In Hardrock underground and exploration.
Knowing how those areas of the industry works. Gives you a huge advantage over everyone else trying to make it in the industry.
The advice remains the same.
Go where the employers have to hire new starters (hardrock underground & exploration). Then give them what they want, someone that knows how their mine works.

There is a lot of information out there about what you need to get a mining job.
I just wanted to put together a short power point about what you do and don’t need to get in to the mining industry.

If you want a mining job then you have to go where the employers have no choice but to hire entry level people and give the employers what they want.

Someone that knows how their mine works and what’s going to be expected of them

Find out where the mining jobs are for new starters. This video covers what is going on with the entry level jobs within the industry. 

Knowing what is going on within the industry plays an important part in helping get an entry level job. 

You have to know where the jobs are and what the employers want, to get one. Otherwise you can waste a lot of time trying.

Where the Mining Job Boom is, that the media keep missing

Like everything else in life, it’s about following the money
Areas of the industry where wages are going up, are in a job boom cycle
Those that have falling or have stagnant wages are not

The job boom has moved on, but the information about where the new entry level mining jobs are and how to get one hasn’t

Find out where the new mining jobs are, what is going on with borders and getting into WA

This is the longest video we have done for the channel and I cover many topics on the different types of jobs on mine sites and what’s going on in the different areas of the industry.

It’s a lot of information in a 14 minute video and I hope it answers your questions on where and how a new starter can get into the industry

Yes there are jobs going if you know where to look and it’s not just WA that is looking with jobs going in every state, except Vic 

There is work in the north and west of QLD, the west of NSW as well as NT, SA and even Tassie

Mining is a big industry and not all areas are hiring new starters

Find out the areas that are!

If you have been trying to get a mining job with out luck or don’t know where to start, then there is a pathway into a hardrock underground mining career When looking for a mining job, there is no one size fits all and taking that approach can actually hinder your success You need to pick an area, hardrock underground, Coal or Iron Ore, then learn as much about that area as you can and chase down the entry level jobs

Find out where the new mining jobs are and what you can do to get one!

We hope that this info helps, the secret to get a mining job is to show the employers that you know how their mine works and what is going to be expected of you on site. When you can do that you have something to offer.


You can use the Workready or DIY Intro to Underground Mining packages to get your mining knowledge up to speed and have crack at getting a start as a Nipper, Truck Operator, Diamond Driller Offsider, Agi Operator or a member of Paste Crew and Service Crew. You can find the jobs by typing “underground” into seek. 


To see the people that have done it, checkout our Wall of Fame page.