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 NT.

State-wide shortage:
– Optometrist
– Pharmacists (Hospital, Retail)
– Occupational Therapist
– Physiotherapist
– Panelbeater
– Plumbers
– Chef
– Cabinetmaker
– Solid Plasterer
– Tilers (Roof, Wall, Floor)
– Telecommunications Trades Workers
– Baker
– Hairdresser

Shortage in regional areas:
– Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
– Motor Mechanics
– Butcher or Smallgoods Maker

Recruitment difficulty:
– Accountants
– Civil Engineering Professionals
– Teachers (Special Education, Primary, Secondary)
– Structural and Welding Trade Workers
– Agricultural Consultant/Scientists
– Web Developer
– Analyst and Developer Programmers
– ICT Security Specialist

Recruitment difficulty in regional areas:
– Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

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