0089 LMI Group Pty Ltd
- Submitterʼs name
- LMI Group Pty Ltd
- Submitted on behalf of
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
- 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.
- Financial and Insurance Services
- Do you have a particular regional interest? If required, you may select multiple regions.
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.
- The length of time that it takes to adequately train a loss adjuster is at least 5 years. At present there are circa 350 Chartered Loss Adjusters in the Australia and there are over 40 that are currently being assessed under the existing program.
This alone does not show the great contribution that those that came before have made to the loss adjusting profession in Australia with many now holding very senior positions within their employer organisation and being highly respected by the insurance industry.
In Australia we have seen a significant increase in complaints against the insurance industry (35% see http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-05/financial-ombudsman-service-compla...) and this has coincided with the offshoring of claims jobs and the use of non loss adjusters to carry out the assessment process.
LMI have been searching for staff for our smaller state offices, SA, Tas and WA for over 3 years without success. With the removal of our ability to recruit quality staff from overseas we will have to close these three branches with the impending retirement of our adjusters in these three offices.
My other major concern is the quality of staff that will be assisting victims of natural disasters. More than ever we require staff that can attend to these events while we still provide service to our business as usual claimants.
The issue is so serious, I propose submitting a more formal submission.
2. Do you consider that occupations need to be added to or removed from the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)?
3. Do you consider that occupations need to be added to or removed from the Regional Occupation List (ROL)?
- Do you have any supporting material for your submission?