Australian Mining Industry Resume Guide (+ Examples)

Last Updated, 18 April 2024
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Written by Nicole Wren

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Australian Mining Industry Resume Guide (+ Examples)

by | Apr 18, 2024 | Examples, Writing Advice

A mining industry resume differs from resumes in other industries. It’s important to get your application right, to stand out amongst what is usually fierce competition. Read about how to write your resume for mining industry and review resume examples for the Australian mining industry to get an idea of what your own resume should look like. You can also read a general guide to Australian resume writing for more information.

Mining Industry Resume Requirements

Mining recruiters receive hundreds or even thousands of applications for every mining role that they list. It is important that your resume:

  • Is concise and to the point (no waffle necessary!)
  • Is inclusive of all relevant tickets and qualifications for the role you are applying for (this means completely removing those really impressive-sounding qualifications from previous careers).
  • Includes relevant ATS keywords. (Put simply, this just means your resume reflects the keywords listed in the job ad. Read our guide on ATS keywords for more info).
  • Is submitted promptly (did you know that often, recruiters will review only a set number of applications before rejecting the rest? This is why it’s vital to get your application in as soon as possible).
  • Includes details of relevant experiences and achievements.
  • Include a tailored mining cover letter.

What is a Mining Objective for a Resume?

A mining objective for a resume is a concise statement at the beginning of your mining industry resume that outlines your key skills and attributes and career goals. It provides recruiters and hiring managers with insight into your motivations and helps align your objectives with the requirements of the role you’re applying for. For example, a Safety Advisor/ Trainer in the mining industry’s resume objective might state:

“Dedicated Safety Advisor and Trainer with over a decade of experience in the mining industry. Proven track record of transforming safety cultures, introducing innovative training methods, and achieving impeccable compliance records. Seeking a role with a large mining company to contribute on a larger scale to safety within the mining industry.”

Key Components of a Mining Industry Resume

Your mining industry resume should include the following sections, in this order:

Contact Details

Full legal name

Email address

Phone number

LinkedIn profile URL (if you have one, and yes, you probably should have one).

Profile/ Career Objectives

Include a few sentences outlining your career goals and professional strengths. Remember to keep it relevant to the role you are applying for.

Industry Knowledge/ Key Skills

Depending on your experience level, you may like to include additional sections like this. This provides a good opportunity to reiterate relevant ATS keywords.

Qualifications and Licences

Highlight technical proficiencies, safety certifications, and any specialised training relevant to the role you are applying for. Include relevant degrees, diplomas, and certifications related to mining operations or engineering. Certifications such as Standard 11, Coal Board Medical, and First Aid are highly valued in the Australian mining industry. Note: copies of these qualifications aren’t usually required (unless specified).

Employment History & Achievements

Use reverse chronological order i.e., your most recent experience goes first. Provide full details of your previous job titles, organisations, dates you worked there (e.g., Jan 2020 – July 2022), your duties and any key achievements. Provide detailed descriptions of your previous roles within the mining industry, emphasising accomplishments and contributions to project success.


Include references from previous employers or industry professionals who can vouch for your skills and work ethic. You should include two referees, unless specified in the application details to supply more. You can also write ‘available upon request’ if you prefer to give details of your referees at a later stage (but, do make sure you have some good ones ready to go!).

Mining Industry Resume Example


Safety Advisor

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Dedicated Safety Advisor and Trainer with over a decade of experience in the mining industry. Proven track record of transforming safety cultures, introducing innovative training methods, and achieving impeccable compliance records. Seeking a role with a large mining company to contribute on a larger scale to safety within the mining industry.


➢ Proficient in Safety Management software (MYOSH)
➢ Knowledge of regulatory framework for Work Health and Safety (state and national)
➢ Working knowledge of injury management and return to work
➢ Microsoft Office


➢ Commitment to safety protocols, including conducting safety audits
➢ Strong leadership skills to effectively supervise and mentor production teams
➢ In-depth understanding of mining equipment, machinery, and production processes
➢ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
➢ Strong problem-solving skills
➢ Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams
➢ Proficiency in analysing production metrics and KPIs
➢ A mindset of continuous improvement, seeking opportunities to enhance processes, safety measures, and training methodologies


➢Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety | 2019
➢ Certificate IV in Training and Assessment | 2018
➢ ICAM Investigations | 2020
➢ Australian Driver’s Licence

➢ High Risk Work License – CN CV
➢ RIIMPO317A Roller Operations
➢ RIIMPO321B F/E/L Operations
➢ RIIMPO323A Dozer Operations
➢ RIIMPO320B Excavator Operations
➢ RIIMPO319A Backhoe Operations
➢ RIIOHS202A Confined Spaces
➢ Safely Work at Heights
➢ Hydraulic Excavator Operations<50T
➢ Light vehicle CHPP


January 2020 – Current
Safety Advisor | ABC Mining Co. – XYZ Project

➢ Led a notable 20% reduction in workplace incidents, through leading a comprehensive transformation of the safety culture within the organisation. Implemented targeted safety communication campaigns, conducted regular toolbox talks, and actively engaged with employees at all levels, to instill a safety-first mindset.
➢ Introduced a streamlined reporting system, leading to early identification of potential risks and more effective incident investigations and preventive measures.
➢ Played a pivotal role in obtaining industry-specific safety certifications, such as ISO 45001, cementing ABC Mines’ reputation as a leader in safety within the mining sector.
➢ Reduced data entry errors by 90% by introduction of a digital data management system.

Key Duties:

▪ Communicate, both in writing and verbally, with individuals at all levels of the organisation, ensuring safety messages are effectively conveyed, promoting a shared understanding of safety expectations.
▪ Conduct thorough Risk Assessment and Hazard Identification activities to proactively identify and address potential safety hazards.
▪ Assess various aspects of mining and civil projects to maintain a safe working environment.
▪ Engage in conversations that reinforce the required Work, Health, and Safety (WHS) behaviours among team members.
▪ Develop and nurture internal and external relationships, fostering collaboration and support for safety initiatives, working closely with project stakeholders, regulatory bodies, and subcontractors.
▪ Maintain the Site Training Matrix, ensuring it remains up to date and readily accessible to Site Management.
▪ Ensure that audits and inspections are conducted in strict accordance with site-specific and legislative requirements.
▪ Perform regular assessments to identify areas for improvement and verify compliance with safety protocols.
▪ Play a crucial role in incident management by ensuring that all incidents are promptly reported, accurately recorded, appropriately escalated, and thoroughly investigated.
▪ Provide support for the Injury Management process, assisting injured employees in their recovery and return-to-work efforts.


Available upon request.

How Do You Write a FIFO Resume?

FIFO (Fly-In-Fly-Out) resumes are common in the Australian mining industry, where workers commute to remote mining sites for set periods before returning home. When writing a FIFO resume, you should emphasise your adaptability, willingness to work in remote locations, and ability to thrive in a fly-in-fly-out work environment. Highlight any previous FIFO experience and showcase your ability to work effectively in rotational shifts.

Need further help with your mining industry resume and/or mining cover letter? Contact us to find out how we can assist.

Nicole Wren

Nicole Wren

Senior Writer

Nicole is the principal resume writer at Resumes to Impress. Nicole loves writing and sharing her knowledge about all things job hunting and career guidance.

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