1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    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

      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


      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


      Bogger Operator
      Coal Cutter
      Dragline Operator
      Opal Miner
      Underground Truck Operator


    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

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