1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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3129-15 Mine Deputy

Oversees the safety of mining operations and supervises miners.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • inspects mining operations to ensure safety requirements of the Mines Regulation Act are met
  • ensures roadways and machinery are in safe condition
  • conducts tests to detect the presence of gas and ensure underground ventilation is adequate
  • oversees the storage and use of explosives
  • supervises mine workers in underground or open cut mines
  • reports to mine managers on necessary improvements to efficiency or safety

Mining Technician

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