Employment

Australian geoscientist employment survey open for contributions

The latest Australian Geoscientist Employment Survey is open for contributions until Saturday, 5th February 2022. The third-quarter employment survey for 2021 recorded one of the lowest unemployment rates recorded since these surveys commenced more than 10 years ago.  Geoscientist unemployment fell to 1.8% in September 2021.  The under-employment rate amongst geoscientists (respondents able to secure 25% or less

Geoscientist unemployment at record low levels

Geoscientist unemployment fell to 1.8% in September 2021: equal to the lowest level recorded in 10 years of quarterly employment surveys by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG). The under-employment rate amongst geoscientists (respondents able to secure 25% or less of their desired workload) fell to 6.0%.   The unemployment and under-employment rates in the previous

Lowest geoscientist unemployment in nine years

The latest quarterly Australian Geoscientist Employment Survey conducted by AIG during July, recording employment results for the second quarter (April to June) of 2021 recorded a slight decline in the unemployment rate, falling from 5.8% at the end of March, to 5.2% at the end of June.  This represents the lowest geoscientist unemployment result since June 2012.

The latest employment survey closes this weekend

Help to make a difference – please contribute now The latest quarterly survey of geoscientist employment in Australia is open for contributions. AIG members are asked to complete the survey by following this link and encouraging friends and colleagues to also contribute. You do not need to be an AIG member to participate in the survey which is

New data delivers improved geoscientist employment insight

Employment by Region and Occupation — NERO — is a new experimental dataset developed by the National Skills Commission, a Commonwealth government agency.  NERO provides timely information on employment at detailed levels, including 355 occupations across 88 regions in Australia. Until now, data at this level of detail was only readily available once every five years

What’s happened with geoscientist employment during Q2 2021?

The latest Australian geoscientist employment survey is open for contributions. Complete the survey by 31st July 2021.

Latest employment survey open

This survey is designed to examine whether the improved employment conditions for geoscientists throughout Australia evident in the second half of 2020 have continued into the current year.  Geoscientist unemployment fell to just 4.5% nationally in the final quarter of 2020.  This was accompanied by a fall in the under-employment rate to 9.3%.  For the

Project Manager: JORC Update and Professional Standards

The JORC Committee and JORC parent bodies (AIG, AusIMM and Minerals Council of Australia) are seeking a project manager to help progress the current JORC Code update.  This is a key, full-time role, working with the AusIMM, MCA and AIG leadership to support and project-manage the review and deliver a set of reforms.  The role

2020 ends with a strong improvement in geoscientist employment

Australia’s geoscientists benefitted from a sharp increase in employment opportunities in the final quarter of 2020 according to the latest AIG Australian geoscientist employment survey. Unemployment amongst professional geoscientists (geologists, geophysicists and allied Earth scientists) recommenced a downward trend after improvement in employment prospects stalled throughout the previous three quarters of the year. AIG President,

Latest Employment Survey open for submissions

The latest instalment in AIG’s Australian geoscientist employment survey is open for submissions.