0033 Tradewind Australia

General information

Submitterʼs name
Tradewind Australia
Submitted on behalf of
Employer

About the submission

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
Yes
Are you an Australian assessing authority for migration purposes?
No
Please select the industry your submission is in relation to. If required, you may select multiple industries.
Education and Training
Health Care and Social Assistance
Do you have a particular regional interest? If required, you may select multiple regions.
Victoria

Responses

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

Added to 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.

Good day,

I believe that Recruitment Consultant be added to the medium term list, so all of the skill-short professions have someone actively recruiting for them. About one third of the staff at Tradewind Australia are born internationally. This role is not one that seems to attract interest from Australians, and with historically low levels of unemployment, the belief is that there are more attractive roles than a sales based role for Aussies to earn in.

If we need to continuously re-employ people every 2-4 years, then the upside of having people filling the roles that stay vacant for long periods subsides. Are you aware there are 100 vacancies in Child Protection in Victoria currently? Recruiting from the UK and NZ are the only way these roles will be filled.

We should also talk about the minimum salary. We pay one consultant $90,000 out of 28 or more and he has 15 years experience in social work recruitment. It seems that there was enough political pressure to keep Recruitment Consultant on the list, but not enough that you could effectively remove it by increasing the minimum salary to an unrealistic level.

This does not even touch on the looming crisis the Australian government faces trying to recruit support workers and childcare workers at horrifically low wages (if we can't get people to work for us for $30+ per hour, who is going to work for $21 per hour if not migrants). We understand that you will need close to one million workers across the two sectors in the next few years and by restricting the flow of immigrants who traditionally fill these jobs, you are doing both the old, young and disabled a great disservice. It is really confusing to restrict immigration to the extent that you impact the already vulnerable.

This is all very confusing. It will, of course, change with time, but it would be nice to think that this could happen before the disaster strikes.

Regards,
George

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

No

3. Do you consider that occupations need to be added to or removed from the Regional Occupation List (ROL)?

No
Do you have any supporting material for your submission?
No

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