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Monday, 1 September 2014
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Trade Skill Shortages

(Question No. 213)


Mr Zappia asked the Minister for Industry, in writing, on 14 JULY 2014:

What trade skill shortages currently exist within Australia?


Mr Ian Macfarlane: The answer to the honourable Member's question is as follows:

The Department of Employment researches and develops the Skill Shortage List: Australia, from which the following list of trade occupations in national shortage is taken.

This list reflects research undertaken to 31 December 2013, and was published 28 February 2014. Numeric references are codes defined under the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations.

3. Technicians and Trades Workers

31. Engineering, ICT and Science Technicians

3129-13 Mine Deputy

32. Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers

3211-11 Automotive Engineer

3212-11,12,13 Motor Mechanics

3212-14 Small Engine Mechanics

3222-11 Sheetmetal Trades Worker

3233-13 Locksmith

3241-11 Panel beater

33. Construction

3311-12 Stonemason

3332-12 Solid Plasterer

3333-11 Roof Tiler

34. Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Trades Workers

3421-11 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

3422-11 Electrical Linesworker

35. Food Trades Worker

3511-11 Baker

3511-12 Pastrycook

3512-11 Butcher or Smallgoods Maker

3513-11, 3514-11 Chef/Cook

36. Skilled Animal and Horticultural Workers

3622-12 Arborist

3622-13 Landscape Gardener