0069 Craig Watson

General information

Submitterʼs name
Craig Watson
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.
Other 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 the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)?

Yes

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 have been working within the Recruitment Industry for over 20 years.
For the past 10 years I have been specifically helping businesses find Recruitment Consultants to help grow their businesses.
Australia has a real void in local talent in the Recruitment Consultant space.
Without a defined pathway through Tertiary qualifications many Australians do not choose the professional career path provided via the Recruitment Industry.
Talent from abroad - particularly from UK/Ireland is more experienced and better trained.
Ultimately, the recruitment industry provides jobs for other Australians across all industries.
Without a well trained and experienced recruitment industry this will negatively impact on jobs growth in Australia.
Without allowing access to 457 visas for Recruitment Consultants we will not be able to fill the demand for these roles in Australia and the wider jobs market will suffer incredibly.
Further - Recruitment Consultant should be placed on the MLTSSL.
The reason for this is that whilst it remains on the STSOL this means we are not attracting the best talent, rather those looking only for a short stay.

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

No

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)?

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

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