Working in… Earth Sciences – Mine Designer

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The Working In… series compiles a selection of fascinating STEM jobs in a multitude of fields. They are designed to highlight the variety of STEM careers available to students that they may not have considered, or been aware of before now. Find out where your future career may lie here.

John always wanted to be a teacher, and he combines this passion with an interest in simulations and computer-generated plans to teach students about the work of a mine designer.

John’s career shows how you can combine careers to be working in STEM, and affecting STEM outcomes without directly being employed by a traditional STEM employer. This video also gives insight into what a mine designer does in their career, and how computer literacy is essential for modern roles.

This resource is best suited to students in Years 4, 7 and 8 who are learning about the Earth’s surface, rocks and mining and who want to find out more about careers in this field.

Working In… Earth Science – Mine Designer

Video length: 4:39 mins

This video is part of our Working In… series. See more in the series here.

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Years: 4, 7, 8


Earth and Space Sciences – Rocks, The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface


4 & 7-8