0175 QMI Solutions

General information

Submitterʼs name
QMI Solutions
Submitted on behalf of
Professional body or industry association

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
No
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.
Queensland

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.

133411 Manufacturer
323215 Textile or Clothing and Footwear Mechanic

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

1. The apprenticeships in TCF Mechanic has been withdrawn from the training system in Queensland by the Training Authority due to a) lack of numbers and b) registered training provider.
2. Lack of interested workers and not seen as an attractive industry.
3. High level skills required.
4. Small number of textile companies in Queensland.
5. Need to search outside Queensland and Australia for skilled TCF Mechanics.
6. Australian labour supply and skills development systems not providing skilled labour.
7. Shortage has existed for more than 12 years.
8. Skilled immigration required to maintain Australia's skills in advance textile manufacturing.

1. Food manufacturers are the largest employers in manufacturing in most SA4 areas in Queensland. These positions are mainly held by migrants and not sought after by local workers if available.
2.

Therefore
Move both occupations from short term to medium-long term list as there are no local or national solutions

See attached files

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

Removed from STSOL

What occupations should be removed from the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)?

133411 Manufacturer
323215 Textile or Clothing and Footwear Mechanic

Please outline the evidence or data that would support these occupations being removed from the STSOL.

1. Due to continuing issues regarding skills development and labour supply shortages in TCF mechanic occupations, the above occupation need to be moved to medium to long term list.
2. Due to the number of workers required in food manufacturing and pharmaceuticals, labour shortages are being experienced in regional areas where semi-skills migration will support business growth.

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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Last modified on Monday 1 April 2019 [45421|135211]