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 SA.

State-wide shortage:
– Sonographer
– Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians
– Automotive Electrician
– Motor Mechanics (General)
– Bricklayer
– Painting Trades Worker
– Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics
– Childcare Worker
– Locksmith
– Stonemason
– Glazier
– Pastrycook
– Hairdresser

Shortage in regional areas:
– Hospital and Retail Pharmacist
– Midwife
– Diesel Mechanic
– Radiocommunication Technician

Recruitment difficulty:
– Civil Engineering Professionals
– Electrical Engineer
– Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
– 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