Skill Shortage List Queensland 2017

This list shows occupations which were assessed in 2017 by the Department of Jobs and Small Business specifically for Queensland, for which shortages or some recruitment difficulty is evident. Additional occupations were assessed for Australia as a whole (state-level information is not available). A listing of ratings from this research is available on page four.

These lists are summary in nature and should be viewed in the context of the more detailed analysis available in the occupational reports which are published on the Department’s website.

Ratings of shortage reflect employers’ recruitment experience for workers with around three years or more experience in the relevant occupation. Shortages may exist in occupations which have relatively high rates of unemployment. A rating of shortage does not mean that an individual will necessarily gain employment in that occupation.

The lack of a rating for an occupation does not necessarily imply ‘no shortage’ as the occupation may not have been assessed. Reports for occupations assessed for Queensland are published at state and territory skill shortage information. For the complete set of occupational reports, see skill shortage information by occupation.

Labour markets can change quickly and vary by location. The assessments made here reflect the labour market at the date shown.

This list has no status for migration.

Details about the methodology used in this research are available at jobs.gov.au/skill-shortages.

PROFESSIONALS          
Occupation Group ANZSCO Occupation QLD Rating Quarter Assessed Comment
Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals 2211 Accountants R-D April Some employers in regional locations find it difficult to fill their vacancies. Most attract qualified applicants but the applicants’ experience is often not appropriate to the advertised role. For example, employers suggest that accountants with experience in the business sector are not a good fit for positions in specialist accounting practices.
Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals 2321-11 Architect S April  
Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals 2322-12 Surveyor M April  
Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals 2332-11,12,14,15 Civil Engineering Professionals D April The recruitment difficulty is for structural engineers and for some senior positions requiring 10 years or more experience, including experience in specific industry sectors.
Education Professionals 2415 Special Education Teachers R April  
Health Professionals 2512-11 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer R June  
Health Professionals 2512-14 Sonographer S June  
Health Professionals 2514-11 Optometrist S June  
Health Professionals 2515-11,13 Hospital and Retail Pharmacist R June  
Health Professionals 2524-11 Occupational Therapist R-D June The recruitment difficulty is for occupational therapists who have aged care experience (or a demonstrated interest in aged care) for positions in regional areas.
Health Professionals 2525-11 Physiotherapist R June  
Health Professionals 2541-11 Midwife R June  
           
           
TECHNICIANS AND TRADES WORKERS          
Occupation Group ANZSCO Occupation QLD Rating Quarter Assessed Comment
Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers 3212-11,12,13 Motor Mechanics S December  
Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers 3222-11 Sheetmetal Trades Worker S December  
Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers 3232-11,12,13 Fitter S December  
Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers 3241-11 Panelbeater S December  
Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers 3243-11 Vehicle Painter R December  
Construction Trades Workers 3312 Carpenters and Joiners D September The recruitment difficulty is for joiners, while carpenter vacancies fill with ease.
Construction Trades Workers 3322-11 Painting Trades Worker S September  
Construction Trades Workers 3341 Plumbers M September  
Construction Trades Workers 3941-11 Cabinetmaker S September  
Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Trades Workers 3411-11 Electrician (General) D September The recruitment difficulty is for electricians with Clean Energy Council (CEC) accreditation and licencing.
Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Trades Workers 3421-11 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic S September  
Food Trades Workers 3511-11 Baker S December  
Food Trades Workers 3513-11 Chef R December Shortages of qualified chefs are evident across regional Queensland. Regional employers are unable to attract qualified and suitable applicants.
           
           
Occupations assessed at the national level          
The following occupations were assessed in 2017 at the national level only. Separate ratings are not available for Queensland.          
           
PROFESSIONALS          
Occupation Group ANZSCO Occupation National Rating Quarter Assessed Comment
Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals 2347-11 Veterinarian S April  
Health Professionals 2527-11 Audiologist S June  
Legal, Social and Welfare Professionals 2713-11 Solicitor D April The recruitment difficulty is for solicitors with five or more years of experience.
           
TECHNICIANS AND TRADES WORKERS          
Occupation Group ANZSCO Occupation National Rating Quarter Assessed Comment
Engineering, ICT and Science Technicians 3121-14 Construction Estimator S April A shortage of experienced construction estimators is evident across most sectors of the industry. Employers in New South Wales and Victoria, and those seeking estimators with at least five years of experience, have the least success in filling vacancies.
Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers 3211-11 Automotive Electrician S December  
Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers 3231 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)/(Mechanical) S December  
Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers 3233-13 Locksmith S December  
Construction Trades Workers 3311-12 Stonemason S September  
Construction Trades Workers 3331-11 Glazier S September  
Construction Trades Workers 3333-11 Roof Tiler S September  
Construction Trades Workers 3334-11 Wall and Floor Tiler S September  
Electrotechnology and Telecommunications Trades Workers 3424 Telecommunications Trades Workers S December  
Food Trades Workers 3511-12 Pastrycook S December  
Food Trades Workers 3512 Butchers and Smallgoods Maker S December  
Skilled Animal and Horticultural Workers 3622-12 Arborist S September  
Hairdressers 3911-11 Hairdresser S September Shortages are evident for trade qualified and experienced hairdressers. Employers generally consider those who hold fast-tracked hairdressing qualifications to be unsuitable.
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