In Demand Jobs in Tasmania

The following occupations were assessed by the Department of Employment especially for Tasmania in 2013-2014 for which statewide shortage is evident.

  1. Special Needs Teacher. The Tasmanian Government is moving towards a nationally consistent approach to identifying and funding students with disability. Therefore the state is obviously in need of teachers for special needs. Although a lot of applicants sent in their resumes, several were not accepted, as they did not meet the criteria set for this certain area.
  2. Sonographer. Tasmania is in great need of Sonographers with broad-based experience across all modalities to work across all sites in the state.
  3. Physiotherapist. Physiotherapists work with a variety of patients including physically disabled children, pre/post natal women, sportsmen and women, industrial employees, hospital in and out patients and people within the community. And Tasmania is apparently lacking them.
  4. Motor Mechanic (General). There are no shortages for diesel mechanics reported, with shortages apparent for general motor mechanics.
  5. Panel Beater. A term used in Tasmania to describe a person who repairs vehicle bodies back to their factory state after having been damaged. When assessed in September 2013, the state is lacking panel beaters.
  6. Vehicle Painters. Like panel beater, since September 2013, the state has been looking for people to fill this vacancy.
  7. Child Care Workers. Applicants for this particular position should have qualified Diploma.
  8. Valuer. Although most employers attract qualified applicants, the majority of applicants lack the level or type of experience sought.
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  10. Construction Estimator. Employers generally attract large fields of applicants but fill a low proportion of their vacancies. They require estimators who have experience in their specific sector of construction and applicants who do not have this experience are not generally considered to be suitable.
  11. Small Engine Mechanic. Few applicants have specific small engine qualifications and skills leading to availability of several slots for this particular job.
  12. Locksmith. Employers in regional areas and those seeking specialist skills and experience have particular difficulty recruiting.
  13. Stonemason. Employers suggest that experience is not readily interchangeable between stonemasonry specializations.
  14. Solid Plasterer. Although few employers seek solid plasterers with formal qualifications, almost half of the surveyed vacancies remain unfilled as applicants either lack sufficient experience or failed a trade test.
  15. Electrical Lines worker. This labor market is highly regulated and, to be suitable, applicants must have up-to-date qualifications, and electrical licenses appropriate for their state or territory.
  16. Bakers. Some independent bakers suggest that supermarket and franchise chains, which rely on machine baking, do not provide apprentices with the full range of baking skills required, and indicate that apprentices who are trained in these bakeries do not transfer easily to independent bakeries.
  17. Pastry Cook. Some employers attract large numbers of applicants but many lack the skills (often in particular pastry styles) that employers are seeking. Applicants who have undertaken short courses are generally considered to be unsuitable, as employers believe they have insufficient practical experience and expertise.
  18. Butcher or Small Goods Maker. Some independent butchers suggest that supermarkets do not provide apprentices with the full range of butchery skills required and indicate that apprentices who are trained in these butcheries do not transfer easily to independent butcheries.
  19. Chef/Cook. Employers attract multiple applicants but many are considered to be unsuitable as they lack the required level of experience or skills in a particular cuisine or establishment type. Employers are ideally seeking apprenticeship-qualified chefs/cooks. Positions for senior or highly experienced chefs are particularly difficult to fill.
  20. Arborist. Few applicants possess the required qualifications and tickets.
  21. Landscape Gardener. Employers commonly seek applicants with a Certificate III in Horticulture and few applicants meet their qualification and experience requirements.

(This list is just a summary of the job shortages in Tasmania. If you are interested in one of these jobs please check or inquire any agencies concerned. )

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