The trades and occupations listed on the National Skills Needs List have been identified as areas in the Australian economy that have a national shortage of qualified tradespeople.
So you should care about the National Skills List as it highlights the trades where you might be most likely to secure permanent work or start your own successful business in an in-demand industry.
Completing an apprenticeship (or traineeships) in one of these industries means becoming a qualified expert in a trade that has the prospect of earning a high and consistent income with little competition.
An Australian Apprentice completing a Certificate III or IV qualification, leading to a field or trade listed on the National Skills Needs List may also be eligible to gain financial incentives and benefits for both themselves and their employer.
Check out the list on the Australian Apprenticeships website.
The Government also carries out Skill Shortages reviews annually and looks at all skills across all areas of employment. You can view and download the report for your state here.
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