Career

Geotechnical/Geoscience Technician

Geotechnical/geoscience technicians perform practical tasks in the field such as making observations, collecting samples and performing analyses. The information that they gather usually contributes to the work of engineers, geophysicists and geologists who may be trying to locate mineral resources or make assessments on behalf on mining companies, government agencies and environmental management firms.

Professionals in this field are often required to travel to sites and prepare reports on their findings. An educational background in geology or earth sciences provides a good foundation for entry level positions, though specific industry related training courses such as mine surveying are offered at some educational institutions around Australia.