The Department of State Development's Mineral Resources Division offers a wide range of career opportunities including careers in administration and management, and positions for executive officers, geologists and engineers.
Roles within the group may include the following:
The Resources and Energy Group can provide opportunities for university students to undertake employment during vacation time. Applications for the 2014-2015 program have now closed.
Information for students about courses of study and employment opportunities for careers in the geosciences is available in Consider a career in the geosciences (.pdf 1.7Mb), a leaflet produced by the Department of State Development (formerly a part of DMITRE).
The Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance (RESA) produces Hot Rubble (external site), a one-stop website to provide information about a career in the minerals, oil or gas sectors in South Australia.
RESA works with resource companies and education and training providers to address anticipated skills shortages in the resources sector.
Program targets include:
The Resources and Energy Group does not hold information about particular job opportunities within the mining industry. If you are interested in working within the mining industry you could contact individual mining companies. The Developing Projects and Approved Mines pages on this website include links to some mining companies involved with mineral projects in South Australia.
www.miningcareers.com (external site) gives information on careers and career pathways in the mining industry and includes information on job vacancies throughout Australia.
The Department of State Development'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 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.
Hands-on workshops for students and professional development presentations to staff are available. See the Education section of the website or contact the Mineral Resources Division Community Education Officer for more information.
The Geosciences 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 Department of State Development's Resources and Energy Group under the South Australian Government's PACE 2020 initiative and by industry sponsors.
Students with an interest in geosciences and who will be studying science and mathematics in year 10, 11 or 12 are invited to apply.