Mine Deputy

Oversees the safety of mining operations and supervises Miners. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time 2 years
Average pay $150,404
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 300

What does a Mine Deputy do?

  • preparing, interpreting, inspecting and revising drawings, plans, diagrams, designs, maps and charts
  • performing complex computations and field and laboratory tests, and recording the results
  • installing, testing, repairing and modifying electrical, electronic and mechanical equipment
  • estimating quantities and costs of materials
  • inspecting buildings, plumbing work, machines, equipment, working conditions and public places to ensure compliance with relevant laws, standards and regulations
  • planning, scheduling, coordinating and monitoring maintenance of plant equipment
  • testing materials
  • overseeing the safety of mining operations and supervising Miners


  • Mining Technician
  • Open Cut Examiner

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate IV in Resource Processing
Diploma of Drilling Operations