- Submitterʼs details
- This submission has been made anonymously
About the submission
- Please select the industry your submission is in relation to. If required, you may select multiple industries.
- Other Services
- Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
- Do you have a particular regional interest? If required, you may select multiple regions.
- New South Wales
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.
Firstly, the industry is extremely profitable to the economy. Having worked in an office of around 50 recruitment consultants in Sydney I witnessed annual average turnover of $300k AUD per consultant. Given that each consultant stayed around 3 years as part of their visa obligations this was a significant amount of money contributed to the economy. The individuals also significantly contributed to all areas of Australian economy such as the tourism, property and retail markets.
Secondly this industry is responsible for attracting niche global talent in a range of occupations highly sought after by the Australian economy. If you damage/destroy this industry Australia will have to heavily invest in attracting new talent, without the benefit of local expertise and connections.
Finally, there has been speculation around the education of recruitment consultants. Yes, at present there is no formal degree in recruitment - it is a business function like many other occupations. However, to meet 457 requirements the majority of recruiters must hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree in a relevant subject therefore bringing education and diversity to the economy.
I urge you as an economy to rethink this decision which will not only make an impact from a monetary and diversity perspective, but also affect your attraction of the best global talent to niche and regional skill gaps within Australia.
2. Do you consider that occupations need to be added to the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)?
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.
Please outline the evidence or data that would support these occupations being added to the 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)?