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Last Updated on January 26, 2022 by Ozlinks Education

The National Skills Commission (NSC) has released the 2021 Skills Priority List (SPL). The SPL provides a detailed current labour market rating and a future demand rating for occupations across Australia.

The SPL provides the key measures of labour market analysis on occupations that will be a major input to a range of Australian Government policy initiatives, including targeting of skilled migration, apprenticeship incentives and training funding.

The 2021 Skills Priority List contains 799 ANZSCO Occupations detailed in 2 components: Current Demand and Future Demand as below:

Explanatory Notes

The current demand indicated in

Metropolitan Shortage (M): shortage in demand and are restricted to metropolitan areas

Shortages (S): Shortages exist when employers are unable to fill job vacancies

Regional Shortage (R): shortage in demand and are restricted to regional areas.

No Shortage (NS): not identified any significant difficult-to-fill job vacancies

The indication of demand in the Australia labour market in the next five year period by regions and occupations.

  • Soft: Occupations in national shortage, with soft future demand of 53 occupations.
  • Moderate: Occupations in national shortage, with moderate future demand of 481 occupations.
  • Strong: Occupations in national shortage, with strong future demand of 265 occupations.

2021 Skills Priority List

The table below is a detailed of the 2021 Skills Priority List (SPL)

The SPL is reviewed and updated annually by the NSC

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