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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, Revision 1  
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UNIT GROUP 7122 DRILLERS, MINERS AND SHOT FIRERS


    DRILLERS, MINERS AND SHOT FIRERS assemble, position and operate drilling rigs and mining plant, and detonate explosives to extract materials from the earth and demolish structures.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Registration or licensing may be required.

    Tasks Include:

    • dismantling, moving and reassembling drilling rigs and accessory plant
    • taking samples of ore, liquids and gases and packaging them
    • performing minor maintenance and repairs, and lubricating and cleaning plant
    • recording performance details and information obtained from wells, and keeping logs detailing operations
    • operating surface and underground mining plant
    • undertaking development work such as opening up new shafts, drives, air vents, rises and crib rooms
    • positioning explosives in bore holes and priming explosives using detonators and explosive cartridges
    • connecting wires, fuses and detonating cords to explosive cartridges and detonators, and detonating explosives
    • monitoring operation of plant and ensuring safety of other workers on mining sites and during drilling operations
    • operating auxiliary plant such as pumps to expel air, water and mud

    Occupations:
      712211 Driller
      712212 Miner
      712213 Shot Firer

712211 DRILLER

    Alternative Title:
      Drilling Plant Operator

    Assembles, positions and operates a drilling rig and related equipment to extract ore, liquids or gases from the earth. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 4

    Specialisations:

      Development Driller
      Directional Driller
      Exploration Driller
      Jumbo Operator
      Power Tong Operator
      Raise Drill Operator
      Rig Manager
      Rock Drill Operator
      Stope Miner
      Tool Pusher

712212 MINER

    Alternative Title:
      Mining Plant Operator

    Operates plant to excavate, load and transport coal, ore and rock in an underground or open-cut mine. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 4

    Specialisations:

      Bogger Operator
      Coal Cutter
      Dragline Operator
      Opal Miner
      Underground Truck Operator

712213 SHOT FIRER

    Alternative Title:
      Powder Monkey (Aus)

    Assembles, positions and detonates explosives at a mining or demolition site. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 4

    Specialisation:

      Seismograph Shooter


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