Australia’s government identifies jobs with future demand
The Australian government has unveiled a new jobs list, revealing which roles it anticipates will have strong demand in the future.
The Skills Priority List, which provides a future demand rating for occupations nationwide, highlights that some of the job areas where the government believes will have stronger demand are technology, planning and health work.
It also highlighted that over 150 jobs like trades, machinery operators and professional services are already facing skill shortages. Other occupations facing a skill shortage include electricians, bakers, pharmacists and engineers.
The jobs list provides the government with the ability to monitor where jobs are needed presently and in the future, and support future funding that ensures emerging sectors will have adequate workers, said Employment minister Stuart Robert.
The government plans to use the list as a guide to enact employment policies such as training funding, skilled migration and apprenticeship incentives.
“The Skills Priority List provides a vital and honest picture of where Australia is at when it comes to skills and it will be used to help steer our ongoing national leadership in securing Australia’s workforce,” the minister said.