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National Skills Needs – An A to Z of opportunities

Watching the news may leave you feeling negative about getting a job after school. After all, there’s always stories about closures and lay-offs. But there’s another story – that’s employers crying out for skilled workers able to get the job done!

The government in Canberra has created a list of traditional trades that are experiencing a skills shortage – that means there’s more jobs than people.

This list is called the National Skills Needs List [1] Рand there is extra support for employers to take on trainees in these areas.

What job on this list might interest you?

The trades included on the latest National Skills Needs List (NSNL) are:

Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)

Arborist

Automotive Electrician

Baker

Boat Builder and Repairer

Bricklayer

Butcher or Smallgoods Maker

Cabinetmaker

Carpenter

Carpenter and Joiner

Cook

Diesel Motor Mechanic

Drainer

Electrical Linesworker

Electrician (General)

Electrician (special class)

Electronic Equipment Trades Worker

Fibrous Plasterer

Fitter (General)

Fitter and Turner

Fitter-Welder

Floor Finisher

Furniture Finisher

Gasfitter

Glazier

Hairdresser

Joiner

Landscape Gardener

Lift Mechanic

Locksmith

Metal Fabricator

Metal Machinist (First class)

Motor Mechanics (General)

Motorcycle Mechanic

Optical Mechanic

Painting Trades Worker

Panelbeater

Pastrycook

Picture Framer

Plumber (General)

Pressure Welder

Print Finisher

Printing Machinist

Roof Plumber

Roof Tiler

Screen Printer

Shearer

Sheetmetal Trades Worker

Signwriter

Small Engine Mechanic

Solid Plasterer

Stonemason

Telecommunications Linesworker

Telecommunications Technician

Toolmaker

Upholsterer

Vehicle Body Builder

Vehicle Painter

Vehicle Trimmer

Wall and Floor Tiler

Welder (First class)

Wood Machinist

Please note that this list is current as at September 2017 and may be subject to change.

Source: www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au [2]