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What are the top jobs in demand across Australia?

Hays has revealed the top five job hotspots for the first half of 2020 nationally, including mining engineers, geotechnical engineers, drill and blast operators, heavy diesel fitters and dump truck operators.

The office of the chief economist predicted that Australia’s resources and energy commodity exports could set a record of $281 billion in 2019–2020.

Global geopolitical uncertainty has also led analysts to suggest that Australia may become the world’s largest gold producer by the mid-2020s.

Mining skills in demand (source: Hays):

Western Australia
RC drillers
Diamond drillers
Field assistants
Underground engineers
Drill and blast operators
HD fitters
Auto electricians
Surface mobile plant operators (dump truck operators, all-rounders, excavator operators)

Mining engineers, geotechnical engineers, geologists and surveyors (underground)
Metallurgists and lab technicians
Drill and blast operators
Heavy diesel fitters
Dump truck and all-round operators
Auto electricians

South Australia
Project engineers
Project managers
Mechanical fitters
Dump truck and all-round operators

Northern Territory
Heavy diesel fitters
Auto electricians
Refrigeration technicians
NDT technicians
All-round operators
Geologists and field assistants
Maintenance planners/schedulers and project managers

New South Wales
Electrical design engineers
Mechanical engineers
Mining engineers
Boilermakers, mechanical fitters, underground electricians and drill fitters (Hunter / Western region)
Surveyors and geologists

Diesel mechanics and boilermakers
Mechanical fitters and all-round operators
Superintendents, operations managers, and quarry managers

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