0011 Anonymous

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Is your organisation an Approved Sponsor for any of the following programs?
  • Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) visa program
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) visa program
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187) visa program
  • Labour agreements
Are you an Australian assessing authority for migration purposes?
Please select the industry your submission is in relation to. If required, you may select multiple industries.
Other Services
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New South Wales


1. Do you consider that occupations need to be added to the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)?


What occupations should be added to the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)?

Please also include occupations that you propose should be moved from the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) to the MLTSSL.

223112 Recruitment Consultant

Please outline the evidence or data that would support these occupations being added to the MLTSSL.

I own and run a medium sized (35 staff) recruitment agency servicing the Architecture, Engineering, Construction & Property markets. We have offices in Sydney and Melbourne.

I understand there is a position to remove 'recruitment consultants' from the skilled occupation list. We would not be in business today if it was not for the ability to sponsor Recruitment Consultants on a 457 business visa. I run constant adverts to identify Recruitment Consultants. I can't remember the last role we filled internally by advertising as there is a huge skill shortage in the market. We currently have 7 vacant roles in our business for experienced Recruitment Consultants' that we are unable to fill due to skill shortages within Australia. We are not always able to meet demand from our clients due to vacancies within our business. The thought of us not being able to access the 457 visa to attract Recruitment Consultants from the UK markets (where there is a huge recruitment industry and well-trained skill set) is a serious concern to the future viability of our business.

There is currently a serious skill shortage of experienced recruitment consultants that is already impeding our business growth. We have developed an ongoing training programme for trainee consultants, locally found. Our experienced recruitment Consultants we have on 457 visas are heavily involved in our training programme. Without their skill sets, we would have difficulty delivering our training and development of junior consultants. The problem is it takes years to become a good recruitment consultant and it's a long-term business relationship focused business. The 4 year visa with option for ENS residency is vital to develop business relationships with our clients and candidates alike.

I would be happy to discuss further at any time but I ask that you do not take Recruitment Consultants off the list. It will have disastrous consequences to us.

2. Do you consider that occupations need to be added to the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)?


3. Do you consider that occupations need to be removed from the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSSL) or the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)?

Do you have any supporting material for your submission?

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