Mechanical engineering technologists design, inspect, manage and test technologies, systems and procedures in mining, manufacturing or processing industry plants.
Mechatronic engineers design and maintain machinery with electronic and computer control systems, such as aircraft, robots, motor vehicles, cameras, power generators and mining and chemical plant machinery.
Metallurgists research, control and develop processes that are used in extracting minerals from ore (rock) for refining metals.
Miners operate equipment to excavate, load and transport coal, ore, mineral sand and rock, either underground or in open-cut mines.
Navy technical sailors are trained for peacetime and wartime work as electronic, marine and aviation specialists and in other technical areas.
Non-destructive testing technicians examine and test the functionality and performance of an object or material in a way that will not affect its usefulness.
Petroleum engineers plan and manage the recovery of oil and gas from petroleum reservoirs. The petroleum engineering profession offers a number of specialisations, with the major areas including drilling engineering, formation evaluation, production engineering and reservoir engineering.
Public servants in the Australian Public Service (APS) work in a wide range of areas such as community and social services, defence, economic management, education, employment, foreign affairs, health, housing, industrial relations and transport. They are employed in a variety of clerical, technical and professional careers.
State government public servants are government employees who work in any of the departments of a state or territory government.