0108 Admiralty Maritime Consultants Pty Ltd

General information

Submitterʼs name
Admiralty Maritime Consultants Pty Ltd
Submitted on behalf of
Employer

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
Yes
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.
Other Services
Do you have a particular regional interest? If required, you may select multiple regions.
National
Australian Capital Territory
Northern Territory
South Australia
Western Australia

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.

This submission is sent in support of the retention of the ILA occupation on the Short Term Skilled Occupation List.
At present there are no exclusive national marine adjusting companies operating in Australia. Whilst there are three national companies who can provide this service, their core business involves other types of adjusting work such as property and mining.
Each of AMC's current employees had worked in such companies. However, they found that the marine services provided were ancillary to the core business of the company and that there was no value-added component.
AMC was, therefore, set up to provide unique loss adjusting and marine risk management services to clients in Australia and NZ and is currently engaged by global shipping lines, major corporations such as the Wesfarmers Group, insurance companies, law firms and Japanese trading companies such as Mitsubishi. All this work is undertaken by AMC and brings foreign revenue into Australia.
Australia at present does not have a national shipping line employing Australian seafarers. This has led to a situation where there are no seafarers coming through the system who would be able to transition in the future to an insurance loss adjuster role.
Not all seafarers want to become insurance loss adjusters in the marine industry, but those that do have valuable expertise and experience which make them highly sought after by companies like AMC. In this regard, it should be also that not all marine loss arises during the course of sea carriage as 60% of loss adjusting work in Australia in fact involves adjustments and surveys of cargo carried on land-based road transport which is subject to a marine policy under the Marine Insurance Act. Hence, being a ship's officer is not necessarily a pre-requisite.
Most of the loss adjusters working in the marine industry in VIC NSW and QLD have set up their own companies in the State in which they are domiciled. However, this causes difficulties for clients who require services in NT, WA or SA where there is a dearth of such companies.
As far as possible, AMC seeks to use contractors in these less-populated States. However, in most instances contractors have their own work and cannot fulfil AMC's requirements. This is a major issue and the reason why AMC applied for TSS approval, to employ qualified personnel to provide the services in WA, NT and SA. AMC has a urgent need for ILA in these locations and fears a downturn of business unless addressed quickly.

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)?

231215 Marine Surveyor

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

Dear Sirs
ILS-ANZSCO #599612
This submission is sent in support of the retention of the Insurance Loss Adjuster occupation on the Short Term Skilled Occupation List.
At present there are no exclusive national marine surveying companies operating in Australia. Whilst there are three national companies who can provide a marine survey service, their core business involves other types of adjusting work such as property and mining.
Each of AMC's current employees had worked in such companies. However, they found that the marine services provided were simply ancillary to the core business of the company and that there was no value-added component.
AMC was, therefore, set up to provide unique loss adjusting and marine risk management services to clients in Australia and New Zealand and is currently engaged by various global shipping lines, major corporations such as the Wesfarmers Group, insurance companies and law firms and Japanese trading companies such as Mitsubishi etc. All of this work is undertaken by AMC and brings foreign revenue into Australia.
Australia at present does not have a national shipping line employing Australian seafarers. This has led to a situation where there are no Australian seafarers coming through the system who would be able to transition in the future to an insurance loss adjuster role.
Not all seafarers want to be insurance loss adjusters in the marine industry, but those that do have valuable expertise and experience which make them highly sought after by companies like AMC. In this regard, it should be noted also that not all marine loss arises during the course of sea carriage as 60% of loss adjusting work in Australia in fact involves adjustments and surveys of cargo carried on land-based road transport which is subject to a marine policy under the Marine Insurance Act. Hence, being a ship's officer is not necessarily a pre-requisite.
Most of the loss adjusters working in the marine industry in VIC, NSW and QLD have their own companies in the State in which they are domiciled.
AMC seeks to use contractors in the less-populated States. However, in most instances contractors have their own work and cannot fulfill AMC's clients requirements. This is a major issue and the reason why AMC applied for TSS approval, to employ qualified personnel to provide the services in WA, NT and SA. AMC has a genuine need for insurance loss adjusters in these locations and fears a downturn of business unless this can be addressed quickly.

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 (not published)

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