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 WA.

State-wide shortage:
– Childcare Centre Manager
– Sonographer
– Audiologist
– Locksmith
– Stonemason
– Plasterer
– Tiler (Roof, Wall, Floor)
– Telecommunications Trades Workers
– Baker
– Hairdresser

Shortage in regional areas:
– Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
– Midwife
– Motor Mechanics (General and Diesel)
– Panelbeater
– Vehicle Painter
– Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics
– Childcare Worker
– Radiocommunication Technician

Recruitment difficulty:
– Agricultural Consultant/Scientists
– Veterinarian
– Web Developer
– Analyst and Developer Programmers
– ICT Security Specialist

Recruitment difficulty in regional areas:
– Registered Nurses
– Electricians (General)

Recruitment difficulty in metropolitan areas:
– Special Education Teachers

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