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After feeling trapped in their home country of Holland, Claudia and Rachid decided it was time to realise Claudia’s childhood dream of moving to Australia. A migration agent advised them they would not be granted an Australian working visa. They didn’t have much money in the bank. If they couldn’t work they wouldn’t last long. But they decided to try their luck. They packed five bags, their young family and headed to Australia on a tourist visa.
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Mining Engineer

Engineering jobs are considered a highly prestigeous profession within the Australian community. Mining Engineers have added significantly to Australia in its history, from the early gold fields through to serving in times of conflict.

Today, mining engineers lead the way in our prosperous minerals industry. They innovate new mining technologies. They plan engineering aspects of extracting minerals from the earth. They direct one of Australia's largest workforces.
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Geologists study the nature, composition and structure of the earth to increase scientific knowledge. They locate materials and minerals, and advise on the extraction of minerals, environmental protection and rehabilitation of land after mining.
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Chemical Engineers

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Chemical Engineers in the minerals and energy industry design, develop and operate processes for converting and refining raw materials into products.

Chemical Engineers in the minerals and energy industry design, develop and operate processes for converting and refinging raw materials into products.

Being a Chemical Engineer in the energy and minerals industries is more than just being stuck in a lab looking at life at a atomic-molecular scale. As a Chemical Engineer within the energy and minerals industries you will adapt your theoretical understanding of chemistry and engineer single or multiple compounds to produce sort after commodities.

Opportunties abound for Chemical Engineers within the resources sector. Not only can Chemical Engineers expect generous salary packages, but they are also a highly regarded professional within the sector, whose knowledge makes a significant impact in Australia's forward moving economy.


  • Improve/develop new processes and materials;
  • Design/ improve methods and equipment for extraction, filtration, distillation;
  • Prepare reports and detailed costings of changes/improvements;
  • Design/operate pilot plants;
  • Design plants and specify equipment/processes and layout;
  • Find faults in plant equipment and take corrective action to ensure safe operation;
  • Test the quality of the process/product;
  • Provide advice/information to management; and
  • May be involved in direction/coordination of plant operators.


Skills Required

  • Enjoy technical and engineering work;
  • Willing to adhere to safety requirements;
  • Able to identify, analyse and solve problems;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Good at computing and design;
  • Practical and creative;
  • Able to work independently; and
  • Able to accept responsibility.


Salary Range $80,000 to $130,000

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