Details are from the extensive research on Skill Shortages conducted nationwide in 2016-17 by the Australian Department of Education. This post reveal partial figures for the Territory of ACT.

State-wide shortage:
– Civil Engineering Professionals
– Audiologist
– Optometrists
– Motor Mechanics
– Panelbeater
– Bricklayer
– Plumber
– Locksmith
– Glazier
– Roof, Wall and Floor Tilers
– Telecommunications Trades Workers
– Baker
– Hairdresser

Shortage in regional areas:
– Radiocommunication Technician

Recruitment difficulty:
– Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
– Butchers and Smallgoods Makers
– Agricultural Consultant/Scientists
– Veterinarian
– Web Developer
– Analyst and Developer Programmers
– ICT Security Specialist

Further information and a comprehensive full listing should be viewed in the context of the more detailed analysis available at: National Skills Shortages 2016-17


Annie Cerone