- The number of occupations suffering skills shortages has nearly doubled in the past year
- The federal-government-funded National Skills Commission’s 2022 Skills Priority List found 286 occupations had shortages nationally, compared to 153 occupations in 2021.
- Top in-demand occupations include nurses, software programmers, aged care workers, construction managers and child care workers
- An update to the Commonwealth’s Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List, a list of 44 jobs that are needed to fill critical skills shortages in Australia
- Programs such as the 482 temporary skill visa are of growing importance to businesses as they struggle to find workers locally
- The report revealed the number of jobs advertised in Australia had increased by 42 per cent compared to the same time last year, with 309,900 jobs advertised in August 2022
- More than half of the 20 largest employing occupations (including aged and disabled carers, electrician, store person or waitress) were facing skills shortages