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

State-wide shortage:
– Special Education Teacher
– Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
– Optometrist
– Motorcycle Mechanic
– Panelbeater
– Bricklayer
– Cabinetmaker
– Butcher and Smallgood maker

Shortage in regional areas:
– Hospital and Retail Pharmacist
– Physiotherapist
– Midwife
– Motor Mechanic (General)
– Fitter
– Child Care Worker

Recruitment difficulty:
– Accountant
– Surveyor
– Plumber

Recruitment difficulty in regional areas:
– Automotive Electrical
– Chef

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