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Expand your experience

Grow your horizons and take on new opportunities in your mining career

Expand your experience

Grow your horizons and take on new opportunities in your mining career
AusIMM offers a range of professional development and networking opportunities to help you take on new opportunities and grow your experience in the mining industry.

Conferences and events

Attend a conference to network and learn how others in the industry are influencing change.

Share your knowledge

Share your knowledge to bring awareness to researchers, policy makers and the public of the innovative developments occurring in the industry.


Enrol in a course specifically tailored to influencing change to build your skillset.


AusIMM can support you throughout your career journey in the mining industry. Become a member to accelerate your career, build new connections, broaden your knowledge, and be part of a professional community.


Get involved in policy and advocacy to advance the sector.

Communities of Interest

Lead an AusIMM society or local branch group; network and support other professionals sharing common interests.


Get involved in AusIMM's mentoring program.

Useful tips to expand your horizons

  • Do research: See what have others in the industry done to progress their careers.
  • Talk to a manager: Ask how they can assist you in making a change.
  • Upskill: Participate in an online short course or enrol in TAFE or university course.
  • Join a mentoring program: Gain career advice and support from a sector leader and learn from a mentor who is invested in your professional growth
  • Join an AusIMM Community of Interest group: Becoming active in an AusIMM society or local branch will expose you to new ideas and people.

How can I influence change?

Do you want to influence change either within your organisation or within the mining industry? Is there an issue within the industry that you believe needs addressing? Perhaps it’s a lack of diversity, gender inequality, etc. To make change you’ll need to be good at the following:

  • Influencing others
  • Empowering others
  • Negotiating
  • Building great relationships
  • Building trust
  • Networking
  • Understanding the bigger picture, e.g. future trends

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