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

State-wide shortage:
– Child Care Centre Manager
– Surveyor
– Sonographer
– Architectural Draftsperson
– Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians
– Panelbeater
– Bricklayer
– Carpenter

Shortage in metropolitan areas:
– Architect
– Sheetmetal Trades Worker
– Metal Machinist (First Class)

Shortage in regional areas:
– Optometrist
– Midwife
– Registered Nurses

Recruitment difficulty:
– Accountant
– Civil Engineering Professionals
– Optometrist
– Midwife
– Agricultural Consultants/Scientists
– Veterinarian

Recruitment difficulty in metropolitan areas:
– Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
– Registered Nurses

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