0063 Timothy Jarman

General information

Submitterʼs name
Timothy Jarman
Submitted on behalf of
Individual

About the submission

Please select the industry your submission is in relation to. If required, you may select multiple industries.
Financial and Insurance Services
Do you have a particular regional interest? If required, you may select multiple regions.
National

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.

599612 Insurance Loss Adjuster

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

As an Industry Loss Adjusting helps restores lives, businesses and communities following a loss of some nature, whether it be a small household fire, a large mining loss or a major event following a cyclone. Whilst the Industry trains from within, there is a severe lack of skills at present, particularly in regional areas where it is extremely difficult to recruit staff that are interested in being loss adjusters. The industry has relied on recruiting staff from the UK and South Africa particularly and many of the top adjusters and indeed insurance staff in general in Australia today are immigrants from various parts of the world.
The industries catastrophe response is built around the opportunity to bring staff from other parts of the world to undertake inspections of damaged properties. Without the ability to bring these resources to assist, the insurance industries response to a catastrophe will be severely restricted. This will have an immediate impact on the public as there will be delays in handling claims and arranging repair of properties.
The ability for the insurance industry to restore lives, businesses and communities following a loss will be severely impacted if Loss Adjusters are removed from the skilled migration list.

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

Added to STSOL

What occupations should be added to the Short Term Skilled Occupation Lists (STSOL)?

599612 Insurance Loss Adjuster

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

As an Industry Loss Adjusting helps restores lives, businesses and communities following a loss of some nature, whether it be a small household fire, a large mining loss or a major event following a cyclone. Whilst the Industry trains from within, there is a severe lack of skills at present, particularly in regional areas where it is extremely difficult to recruit staff that are interested in being loss adjusters. The industry has relied on recruiting staff from the UK and South Africa particularly and many of the top adjusters and indeed insurance staff in general in Australia today are immigrants from various parts of the world.
The industries catastrophe response is built around the opportunity to bring staff from other parts of the world to undertake inspections of damaged properties. Without the ability to bring these resources to assist, the insurance industries response to a catastrophe will be severely restricted. This will have an immediate impact on the public as there will be delays in handling claims and arranging repair of properties.
The ability for the insurance industry to restore lives, businesses and communities following a loss will be severely impacted if Loss Adjusters are removed from the skilled migration list.

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

Added to ROL

What occupations should be added to the Regional Occupation List (ROL)?

599612 Insurance Loss Adjuster

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

As an Industry Loss Adjusting helps restores lives, businesses and communities following a loss of some nature, whether it be a small household fire, a large mining loss or a major event following a cyclone. Whilst the Industry trains from within, there is a severe lack of skills at present, particularly in regional areas where it is extremely difficult to recruit staff that are interested in being loss adjusters. The industry has relied on recruiting staff from the UK and South Africa particularly and many of the top adjusters and indeed insurance staff in general in Australia today are immigrants from various parts of the world.
The industries catastrophe response is built around the opportunity to bring staff from other parts of the world to undertake inspections of damaged properties. Without the ability to bring these resources to assist, the insurance industries response to a catastrophe will be severely restricted. This will have an immediate impact on the public as there will be delays in handling claims and arranging repair of properties.
The ability for the insurance industry to restore lives, businesses and communities following a loss will be severely impacted if Loss Adjusters are removed from the skilled migration list.
I am a Director of Crawford & Company. We have previously recruited a number of overseas Loss Adjusters to fill positions in regional locations as we have simply been unable to find local resources that are either prepared to move to a regional location, or that want to work in Loss Adjusting. Many staff have been sponsored on the basis that they work in a regional location for a period of 2 years before having the opportunity to move to a capital city.
Do you have any supporting material for your submission?
No

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