Electricians listed on NSC’s 2021 Skills Priority List
The National Skills Commission (NSC) has released its 2021 Skills Priority List which has electricians as well as ICT occupations listed as in national shortage.
The NSC says it’s the company’s responsibility to regularly review what skills Australia needs, giving the country a rating for future demand.
Electricians and ICT occupations will be in strong future demand, whilst the occupation of refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) is listed as in national shortage, with moderate future demand.
Electrical Lineworkers, cable jointers and telecommunications technicians are also listed as in national shortage, with moderate future demand.
From anecdotal evidence, the RAC seems somewhat questionable given the NSW Productivity Commission White Paper noted that skill shortages in this occupation have been evident in 29 of the last 30 years reporting.
A copy of the report can be downloaded here.