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About the Minerals Council of Australia

The MCA is the leading advocate for Australia's world class minerals industry, promoting and enhancing sustainability, profitability and competitiveness. The MCA represents a world-leading minerals sector that is dynamic, diverse, sustainable and valued by all Australians. Read more.

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Australia’s minerals industry is an exciting and vibrant sector with diverse jobs and opportunities to attract a wide array of talent. 

Investing in our people, skills and innovation is critical in delivering a more globally competitive minerals sector that delivers fulfilling careers in highly paid, highly skilled jobs. 

As a global technology leader, Australia’s mining sector and the MCA place a priority on our people and investing in skills and knowledge to provide opportunities in the minerals workforce of the future. 

This includes cutting-edge roles in innovative tech-driven fields such as data scientists and mechatronic engineers as well as new opportunities for the existing workforce to upskill and take on new roles. 

The More to Mining Careers Guide provides young people and their families with information on these roles and what the mining industry has to offer, and also provides information on the different pathways into the industry.