Drilling Assistant

Job Description

Mining and Drilling Assistants assist with labour and operations associated with mining and drilling. Physical labour is required and workers should be able to perform safety and health precautions while performing tasks.

Careers Ladder


You can work as a Driller, Miner or Shot Firer without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

Licences and tickets you may need:

  • Dangerous goods security card
  • Shot firing licence
  • Working at heights ticket
  • Forklift licence
  • Heavy ridged (HR) driver's licence
  • National police check
  • First aid certificate
  • Medical test
  • Security clearance


  • Ambitious
  • Cooperative
  • Diligent
  • Efficient
  • Focused
  • Integrity
  • Procedural
  • Reliable

Key Skills

  • Adhere to Health and Safety Regulations
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Physical Fitness
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Strong Attention to Details

Future Prospects

There are many career advancements that you may seek after gaining experience in this field. Some include;