Australian National Skills Commission (NSC) has published its annual ‘Skills Priority List’, which provides a detailed view of shortages as well as the future demand for occupations across Australia.
NSC says this list provides the backbone piece of labour market analysis on occupations that will be a key input to a range of Australian Government policy initiatives, including targeting of skilled migration, apprenticeship incentives and training funding.
“Noting that each of these measures will also need to consider other inputs relevant to their specific policy needs. Providing a single source of advice on occupations creates a direct line of input for stakeholders and ensures greater consistency and better targeting of resources across the various policy responses implemented by the government,” said NSC in its report.
According to the study by NSC, 153 occupations face labour shortage while 646 are not in shortage.
Out of the 153 occupations facing skill shortage, 57 have future solid demand, and 9 have weak future demand. Thus, 87 occupations will have a moderate demand in future.
Of the 646 occupations that do not face a skill shortage, 208 occupations will have a strong demand in the future.
Occupations in national shortage, with strong future demand, are:
132111 Corporate Services Manager135112 ICT Project Manager
139914 Quality Assurance Manager
221111 Accountant (General)
221112 Management Accountant
221113 Taxation Accountant
221213 External Auditor
221214 Internal Auditor
232611 Urban and Regional Planner
233211 Civil Engineer
233212 Geotechnical Engineer
Occupations not in national shortage, with strong future demand:
131112 Sales and Marketing Manager
131113 Advertising Manager
131114 Public Relations Manager
132211 Finance Manager
132311 Human Resource Manager
132411 Policy and Planning Manager
132511 Research and Development Manager
133311 Importer or Exporter
133611 Supply and Distribution Manager
A complete list can be downloaded here: