Queensland is enjoying a once-in-a-generation resources boom that is forecast to strengthen. The resources sector is expected to grow at an unprecedented rate over the next decade with predictions of 40,000 jobs being created by 2020.
There are a broad range of jobs available in Queensland's mining and gas industries from extraction and production through to administration, transport and hospitality.
Resources sector skills and career pathways
If you are interested in a career in the resources sector and would like to know about the skilling pathways associated with resources related occupations, or if you would be suited to these jobs, take a look at the information below.
For more information on skills and career pathways into the resources sector, visit the websites below.
People for the future
People for the Future is a national resources sector careers portal developed by the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) and the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA).
This portal will assist you to explore the broad range of job opportunities offered by the Australian resources sector. Basic training qualifications are attached to each job role and there are linkages to key national and state based training providers.
The portal contains an interactive Career Finder tool which allows you to highlight your key areas of interest and then provides suggestions of job roles that may be of interest to you.
For more information, visit www.peopleforthefuture.com.au
The opportunities.qld.gov.au website provides details on the options and opportunities to help you get the skills for and find jobs in Queensland's resources sector.
For more information, visit www.opportunities.qld.gov.au
Kinetic Group (formerly Mining Industry Skills Centre)
Kinetic Group works with the resources industry to identify and solve the challenges associated with training a modern workforce. Kinetic Group develops solutions to help industry plan and develop their workforce, and provides opportunities for organisations and individuals to improve safety and productivity on-site by implementing high quality training.
For more information on Kinetic Group visit www.kineticgroup.org.au/
Finding a resources industry job
There are a number of ways that you can find and apply for jobs in the resources sector.
Mining and gas companies
Most major mining and gas companies have a jobs section on their websites advertising current vacancies. These employers often also advertise through popular employment websites such as Seek and Career One.
Mining and gas industry employment websites
There are also a range of industry websites providing information and links to job opportunities within the resources sector.
The Queensland Resources Council website has an extensive list of resources sector jobs and career websites, including direct links to the recruitment sections of major mining industry employers. View the jobs and careers section of the Queensland Resources Council website.
Below is a selection of other websites listing job opportunities and career options in the resources sector:
Job Services Australia
Job Services Australia is the Australian Government's national employment service. It provides information to job seekers on how to find and keep a job.
For more information, visit
Mining and Gas Jobs Expos
A series of free one-day mining and gas jobs expos were held in late 2011 and early 2012. The purpose of these expos was to provide jobseekers with the opportunity to find out about the range of current and future job and career opportunities available in the resources sector in Queensland and the skilling pathways that lead to them.
A number of information sessions were held at each expo to provide jobseekers with insight into the key sectors of the resources industry where employment opportunities are available - mining, construction, and energy and gas.
View the exhibitor list from the Mining and Gas Jobs Expos. Exhibitor list Mining and Gas Jobs Expos (PDF 102 KB)
Resources Skills and Employment Plan
The Resources Skills and Employment Plan was developed to respond to strong growth in the resources sector and to maximise opportunities for Queenslanders to participate in this growth.
Download the Resources Skills and Employment Plan (PDF 4.57 MB).