0184 Anonymous

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Please select the industry your submission is in relation to. If required, you may select multiple industries.
Accommodation and Food Services
Do you have a particular regional interest? If required, you may select multiple regions.
National
Queensland

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.

141999 Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec

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

For those of us running accommodation businesses such as holiday apartments, serviced apartments and similar ventures, it is often difficult to find good staff to pick up management duties, such as overnight and on-call duty managers. These are jobs that are not highly popular with Australians as they prefer higher paid jobs and especially jobs with predominantly more stable working hours (eg daytime working hours). My concern is that the Accommodation industry as a whole is not properly represented in these surveys as there is no clear body that represents it, unlike for example the hotel industry. Also, it is unlikely that small accommodation property owners are aware of these surveys and are thus willing to participate. For this reasons there might not be a strong voice in these employment surveys advocating for property owners and managers active in the accommodation industry that isn't related to large-scale hotels. Personally I think it would be a disadvantage to many small scale hospitality and accommodation operations across the country to have the Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec occupation removed altogether. Especially smaller accommodation ventures depend on these kinds of jobs, especially during odd working hours and also due to the high turnover in the hospitality sector as a whole. After all, small accommodation providers as whole accommodate, on aggregate, probably more tourists, families and travelers than large hotels. I feel accommodation providers shouldn't be disadvantaged by removing the accommodation from the STSOL altogether, just because we don't have a clear voice and are because we are not highly organised on a national level. There are many accommodation businesses struggling with finding good staff willing to work on odd overnight shifts and weekends, something local Australians are not extremely keen on. It is my hope that the occupation isn't altogether eliminated.

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

Yes

What occupations do you recommend should be added to the STSOL?

Please also include occupations that you propose should be moved be moved from the MLTSSL to the STSOL.

141999 Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec

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

For those of us running accommodation businesses such as holiday apartments, serviced apartments and similar ventures, it is often difficult to find good staff to pick up management duties, such as overnight and on-call duty managers. These are jobs that are not highly popular with Australians as they prefer higher paid jobs and especially jobs with predominantly more stable working hours (eg daytime working hours). My concern is that the Accommodation industry as a whole is not properly represented in these surveys as there is no clear body that represents it, unlike for example the hotel industry. Also, it is unlikely that small accommodation property owners are aware of these surveys and are thus willing to participate. For this reasons there might not be a strong voice in these employment surveys advocating for property owners and managers active in the accommodation industry that isn't related to large-scale hotels. Personally I think it would be a disadvantage to many small scale hospitality and accommodation operations across the country to have the Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec occupation removed altogether. Especially smaller accommodation ventures depend on these kinds of jobs, especially during odd working hours and also due to the high turnover in the hospitality sector as a whole. After all, small accommodation providers as whole accommodate, on aggregate, probably more tourists, families and travelers than large hotels. I feel accommodation providers shouldn't be disadvantaged by removing the accommodation from the STSOL altogether, just because we don't have a clear voice and are because we are not highly organised on a national level. There are many accommodation businesses struggling with finding good staff willing to work on odd overnight shifts and weekends, something local Australians are not extremely keen on. It is my hope that the occupation isn't altogether eliminated.

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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