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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
Please select the industry your submission is in relation to. If required, you may select multiple industries.
Education and Training
Financial and Insurance Services
Professional, Scientific and Technical
Please identify which occupations your submission relates to:
Specific occupations (eg Chief Executive or Managing Director)
Please choose all occupations to which your submission relates.
221111 Accountant (General)
221112 Management Accountant
221113 Taxation Accountant
242111 University Lecturer
242112 University Tutor


1. Are there additional labour market factors, for which there are national datasets available (ideally aligned to 6-digit ANZSCO occupation level), that are relevant to future refinements to the Departmentʼs analysis and methodology?

What is the frequency of data release?

'- Australian's Export and Import
- Spending by the International Students

Currently, education is one of the Australia's biggest export, which hit the record high in 2016 (approximately $21.8 billions). It is also the fastest growing industry in Australia, surpassing iron ore and coal. My research suggests that the international students would like to see their pathway of becoming a permanent resident after completion of their studies. Hence, constant changing in list create uncertainty of students and hence, it will create a 'chaotic' situation for Australian Education Industry and eventually to the Australian economy.

2. The Department is also seeking submissions on suitable datasets that are disaggregated by region. Please provide details if you are aware of such a dataset, including whether it is aligned to ANZSCO occupations and how often the dataset is updated.

No, but the Australian Bureau of Statistics provide comprehensive dataset on different economic factors such as gross domestic product, import and export, etc.

3. Is there any other advice or evidence that the Department should consider in its review of the methodology?

Universities and Educational providers. When the new strategic skilled list were introduced (MLTSSL and STSSL), universities and educational providers were not approached. In particular, the Department should be approaching the educators as well (as to the universities management team such as deans and vice-chancellor). Educators (lecturers and tutors) understand who is/are the demographics of people studying in each major.

When deciding the occupation, the department is encouraged to discuss with migration agents, English Language Preparation Course providers and NAATI-approved colleges as they understand the demographics of migrants better than general demographics. Changes in occupation list will affect their businesses, and eventually, Australian economy as a whole.

In terms of modelling, I encourage the Department to use spatio-temporal statistics (which means analyses based on both time and place). In this case, we can analyse both time and place (on postcode level), to check what occupation does each postcode needs more/less. The level of the analyses can be changed from finer grain of postcode to states.
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