0319 SGS Australia Pty Ltd
- Submitterʼs name
- SGS Australia 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.
- Professional, Scientific and Technical
- Do you have a particular regional interest? If required, you may select multiple regions.
- Western Australia
- Northern Territory
1. Do you consider that occupations need to be added to the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (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.
Please outline the evidence or data that would support these occupations being added to the MLTSSL.
Over a number of years, we have recruited globally to fill our vacancies in remote and regional Australia, across towns and cities such as: Karratha, Kalgoorlie, West Wyalong, Townsville, Darwin and Broome.
Finding staff who would like to reside in these locations is often difficult and recruitment is often hampered by a lack of ready, willing, able and qualified staff to perform the work in these areas,
For example, recently, we have posted an advertisement for a Marine Surveyor in Karratha. As a result of the advertising (linkedin, Seek and SGS.com), we received 10 applications. 80% of the applicants required sponsorship and held the necessary qualifications and expereince to perform the role. 20% of the applicants were from Australia, however, would have taken some time to train and up skill.
Our efforts to recruit a team of LNG Surveyors/Inspectors to service the major LNG contracts have been made all the more difficult. Of the applicants I would estimate that > 50 % of all who applied where operating under an existing temporary visa requiring company sponsorship thus making them ineligible…Of the remaining more than half had no LNG experience. The remaining pool of candidates who had citizenship/PR and relevant experience do not wish to live in the regional areas.
Lead Auditors: Difficult to recruit ‘staff’ auditors. Candidates attracted to contractor roles – results in excessive costs for Business and provides scheduling issues. Industry related training is both expensive and lengthy.
Safety Inspectors: do not want to live and work in remote or regional locations.
2. Do you consider that occupations need to be added to the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)?
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)?