0406 RDA Orana
- Submitterʼs name
- RDA Orana
- 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
- 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.
- Accommodation and Food Services
- Professional, Scientific and Technical
- Public Administration and Safety
- Retail Trade
- Transport Postal and Warehousing
- Administrative and Support Services
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
- Education and Training
- Financial and Insurance Services
- Health Care and Social Assistance
- Do you have a particular regional interest? If required, you may select multiple regions.
- Regional / Rural
- 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.
• The DoE Skill Shortage Research Methodology states that in its skill shortage research, the term metropolitan area refers to state and territory capital cities. It is therefore assumed that any reference to “regional area” refers to all areas outside of capital cities.
• There are many qualifications contained in the DoE skills shortage research including:
o the methodology is targeted and is not based on a statistically valid sample (however is still approved by ABS)
o research focuses on relatively large occupations (i.e. usually those with national employment of at least 1500 as at 2011 Census) which are also skilled (i.e. generally require at least 3 years post-school education and training)
o there is a core of about 80 occupations assessed annually
• A key element of the research is based on the Survey of Employers who have Recently Advertised (SERA) with employers identified through vacancy details collected from metro and regional newspapers and internet job vacancy sites. Depending on circumstances vacancies are randomly selected and/or cold canvassed to discuss their recruitment experiences and expectations.
• DoE states that attempts are made to survey an appropriate number of employers from both metropolitan and regional areas. The proportion of vacancies outside metro areas depends on state/territory employment profiles and profiles of particular occupations.
Local issues that may impact on the effectiveness of this survey in the Orana region
• It is evident that many local business owners still rely on word of mouth when filling vacancies. If a business relies solely on this method of attracting employees, they are unlikely to be captured by this DoE research.
• The population sizes for the Orana region in proportion to what t
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)?