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What does a Driller do?

A Driller operates equipment used to extract minerals, liquids or gases from underground. You might work on a drilling rig, in the mining industry or in other roles to take samples and remove resources from within the earth. Drillers set up equipment and relocate it to other positions as required. You might also carry out servicing and maintenance on your equipment or arrange repairs when necessary.

Drillers need to be able to work as part of a larger production team and communicate well with colleagues. You should be able to follow directions and prioritise your work tasks. Time management is important and you may have to handle several tasks at once. Drillers often work irregular hours and may have to travel long distances to a work site.

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How much does a Driller earn?

In Australia, a full time Driller generally earns $1,650 per week ($85,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Driller?

The number of people working in this job role has decreased in recent years. There are currently 6,900 people employed as a Driller in Australia compared to 8,600 five years ago. Drillers may find work across various regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Driller?

To become a Driller, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Drilling Operations. This course will give you the practical skills you need to work in a range of industries. You’ll address various types of drilling including blast hole, seismic, geotechnical, water well, artesian bore, foundation and mineral production.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within mining. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.