0406 RDA Orana

General information

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
Yes
Are you an Australian assessing authority for migration purposes?
Yes
Please select the industry your submission is in relation to. If required, you may select multiple industries.
Accommodation and Food Services
Manufacturing
Mining
Professional, Scientific and Technical
Public Administration and Safety
Retail Trade
Transport Postal and Warehousing
Administrative and Support Services
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Construction
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

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.

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

• The Department of Employment carries out research to identify skill shortages in the Australian labour market. The research results provide information about skill shortages at the state, territory and/or national level.”
• 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)?

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.

221111 Accountant (General)
234111 Agricultural Consultant
241111 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
241411 Secondary School Teacher
312112 Building Associate
134111 Child Care Centre Manager
323299 Metal Fitters and Machinists nec
334112 Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
351111 Baker

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

RDA Orana survey - we'd like to send your our report

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?
Yes (see attachments)

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