These occupations provide business, administrative and support services to the minerals and energy industry. Because industry operations are often located in remote regions of the State, it is often necessary for resources companies to provide infrastructure and services to support regional and remote communities. For example, a company may build, operate and maintain its own workers' camps, site facilities, railways, ports and even towns. Occupations in this area are diverse and range from catering and cleaning staff, groundskeepers, electricians and plumbers, to business managers, human resource officers, secretaries and accountants. This results in a wide range of occupations with a number of different qualification and experiential levels.
Business administrative and support services jobs are also integral to the companies' head offices, often located in the capital city or major regional towns. Some of these job opportunities require tertiary or TAFEWA qualifications while other occupations require minimal experience and would develop following on-the-job training.