Planned changes to skilled occupation lists

Normally Immigration updates occupations in July each year and decides whether certain occupations should remain or be removed from the skilled occupations list.

Industry organisations, employee representatives as well as trade and professional organisations have provided submissions in relation to occupations in need. The following list includes occupations which are expected to be in demand in the next few years:

• Accountants
• Aged-Care Workers
• Architects
• Engineers
• Lawyers
• Nurses
• ICT Business Analysts
• Systems Analyst
• Multimedia Specialists
• Web Developers
• Analyst Programmer
• Developer Programmer
• Software Engineer
• Software and Application Programmer
• ICT Security Specialist
• Database Administrator
• Systems Administrator
• Farm Workers
• Psychiatrists
• Occupational Therapists
• Psychologists
• Speech Pathologist
• Social Workers
• Surveyors
• Teachers (secondary)
• Electricians
• Bricklayers
• Carpet Installers
• Glaziers
• Trades People (especially in the construction industry)

It is expected that the demand for the following occupations is declining or can be met locally:

• Teachers (Primary)
• Environment Health Officers
• Anesthetists
• Dentists
• Dieticians
• General Practitioners
• Intensive Care Doctors
• Obstetricians
• Gynecologists
• Optometrists
• Pharmacists
• Radiographers
• Ship Engineers
• Veterinarians

Sourced from SBS.com.au