0099 Australian Industry Group

General information

Submitterʼs name
Australian Industry Group
Submitted on behalf of
Professional body or industry association

About the submission

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.
Manufacturing
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)?

No

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)?

133411 Manufacturer

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

The Traffic Light Bulletin proposes moving ANZSCO 133411 Manufacturer from STSOL to the Off list.
Despite this occupation being little used over the past few years Ai Group feels that it should be maintained on the list for the following reasons:
- The ANZSCO description for “Manufacturer” represents a business operator who may run a manufacturing operation but not fall into other categories such as an engineer or a CEO/General Manager. Removing that category may deny us the economic benefits offered by a Manufacturer operating a facility here for a larger business or start-up. This type of person is rare in Australia as they are traditionally receive their formative experience in large multinationals before branching out to run their own company or joining a family owned SME. Australia has a relatively small multinational manufacturing cohort based here, and the demise of car manufacturing has removed one of the traditional training grounds for such people.
- Manufacturing has been growing consistently in Australia for the past 20 months (Ai Group Performance of Manufacturing Index and ABS data) and looks set to continue that growth trajectory and our economy will benefit from more domestic manufacturing and manufacturers.
- The need for a domestic manufacturing base is increasing because of government policy and a growing infrastructure pipeline coming from governments, commercial construction and defence. This pipeline is in its early stages and its impact will only grow in areas such as construction’s traditional manufacturing supply chain and an increasing trend in prefabrication in construction.

We would propose leaving Manufacturer on the STSOL list for the next 12 months and then making a reassessment as to whether demand has increased further as the sector has grown.

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?
Yes (see attachments)

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